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Acts 17


Act 17:1 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
Act 17:2 And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
Act 17:3 explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying," This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."
Act 17:4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and a number of the leading women.
Act 17:5 But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
Act 17:6 When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting," These men who have upset the world have come here also;
Act 17:7 and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."
Act 17:8 They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.
Act 17:9 And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the others, they released them.
Act 17:10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.
Act 17:11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
Act 17:12 Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.
Act 17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds.
Act 17:14 Then immediately the brethren sent Paul out to go as far as the sea; and Silas and Timothy remained there.
Act 17:15 Now those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they left.
Act 17:16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols.
Act 17:17 So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.
Act 17:18 And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying," What would this idle babbler wish to say?"Others," He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,""because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
Act 17:19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying," May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming?
Act 17:20 For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean."
Act 17:21 ( Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new. )
Act 17:22 So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said," Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects.
Act 17:23 For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, 'T O A N U N K N O W N G O D. 'Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.
Act 17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
Act 17:25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
Act 17:26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
Act 17:27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
Act 17:28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children. '
Act 17:29 Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.
Act 17:30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
Act 17:31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead."
Act 17:32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said," We shall hear you again concerning this."
Act 17:33 So Paul went out of their midst.
Act 17:34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.



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Act 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: Act 17:1 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. Act 17:1 διοδεύσαντες δὲ τὴν ἀμφίπολιν καὶ τὴν ἀπολλωνίαν ἦλθον εἰς θεσσαλονίκην, ὅπου ἦν συναγωγὴ τῶν ἰουδαίων.
Act 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, Act 17:2 And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, Act 17:2 κατὰ δὲ τὸ εἰωθὸς τῶ παύλῳ εἰσῆλθεν πρὸς αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐπὶ σάββατα τρία διελέξατο αὐτοῖς ἀπὸ τῶν γραφῶν,
Act 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. Act 17:3 explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying," This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ." Act 17:3 διανοίγων καὶ παρατιθέμενος ὅτι τὸν χριστὸν ἔδει παθεῖν καὶ ἀναστῆναι ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ ὅτι οὖτός ἐστιν ὁ χριστός, [ὁ] ἰησοῦς, ὃν ἐγὼ καταγγέλλω ὑμῖν.
Act 17:4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. Act 17:4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and a number of the leading women. Act 17:4 καί τινες ἐξ αὐτῶν ἐπείσθησαν καὶ προσεκληρώθησαν τῶ παύλῳ καὶ τῶ σιλᾷ, τῶν τε σεβομένων ἑλλήνων πλῆθος πολὺ γυναικῶν τε τῶν πρώτων οὐκ ὀλίγαι.
Act 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. Act 17:5 But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people. Act 17:5 ζηλώσαντες δὲ οἱ ἰουδαῖοι καὶ προσλαβόμενοι τῶν ἀγοραίων ἄνδρας τινὰς πονηροὺς καὶ ὀχλοποιήσαντες ἐθορύβουν τὴν πόλιν, καὶ ἐπιστάντες τῇ οἰκίᾳ ἰάσονος ἐζήτουν αὐτοὺς προαγαγεῖν εἰς τὸν δῆμον.
Act 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; Act 17:6 When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting," These men who have upset the world have come here also; Act 17:6 μὴ εὑρόντες δὲ αὐτοὺς ἔσυρον ἰάσονα καί τινας ἀδελφοὺς ἐπὶ τοὺς πολιτάρχας, βοῶντες ὅτι οἱ τὴν οἰκουμένην ἀναστατώσαντες οὖτοι καὶ ἐνθάδε πάρεισιν,
Act 17:7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. Act 17:7 and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus." Act 17:7 οὓς ὑποδέδεκται ἰάσων· καὶ οὖτοι πάντες ἀπέναντι τῶν δογμάτων καίσαρος πράσσουσι, βασιλέα ἕτερον λέγοντες εἶναι ἰησοῦν.
Act 17:8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. Act 17:8 They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things. Act 17:8 ἐτάραξαν δὲ τὸν ὄχλον καὶ τοὺς πολιτάρχας ἀκούοντας ταῦτα,
Act 17:9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go. Act 17:9 And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the others, they released them. Act 17:9 καὶ λαβόντες τὸ ἱκανὸν παρὰ τοῦ ἰάσονος καὶ τῶν λοιπῶν ἀπέλυσαν αὐτούς.
Act 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. Act 17:10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Act 17:10 οἱ δὲ ἀδελφοὶ εὐθέως διὰ νυκτὸς ἐξέπεμψαν τόν τε παῦλον καὶ τὸν σιλᾶν εἰς βέροιαν, οἵτινες παραγενόμενοι εἰς τὴν συναγωγὴν τῶν ἰουδαίων ἀπῄεσαν.
Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Act 17:11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Act 17:11 οὖτοι δὲ ἦσαν εὐγενέστεροι τῶν ἐν θεσσαλονίκῃ, οἵτινες ἐδέξαντο τὸν λόγον μετὰ πάσης προθυμίας, καθ᾽ ἡμέραν ἀνακρίνοντες τὰς γραφὰς εἰ ἔχοι ταῦτα οὕτως.
Act 17:12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. Act 17:12 Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men. Act 17:12 πολλοὶ μὲν οὗν ἐξ αὐτῶν ἐπίστευσαν, καὶ τῶν ἑλληνίδων γυναικῶν τῶν εὐσχημόνων καὶ ἀνδρῶν οὐκ ὀλίγοι.
Act 17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people. Act 17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds. Act 17:13 ὡς δὲ ἔγνωσαν οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς θεσσαλονίκης ἰουδαῖοι ὅτι καὶ ἐν τῇ βεροίᾳ κατηγγέλη ὑπὸ τοῦ παύλου ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ, ἦλθον κἀκεῖ σαλεύοντες καὶ ταράσσοντες τοὺς ὄχλους.
Act 17:14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. Act 17:14 Then immediately the brethren sent Paul out to go as far as the sea; and Silas and Timothy remained there. Act 17:14 εὐθέως δὲ τότε τὸν παῦλον ἐξαπέστειλαν οἱ ἀδελφοὶ πορεύεσθαι ἕως ἐπὶ τὴν θάλασσαν· ὑπέμεινάν τε ὅ τε σιλᾶς καὶ ὁ τιμόθεος ἐκεῖ.
Act 17:15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed. Act 17:15 Now those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they left. Act 17:15 οἱ δὲ καθιστάνοντες τὸν παῦλον ἤγαγον ἕως ἀθηνῶν, καὶ λαβόντες ἐντολὴν πρὸς τὸν σιλᾶν καὶ τὸν τιμόθεον ἵνα ὡς τάχιστα ἔλθωσιν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐξῄεσαν.
Act 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Act 17:16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols. Act 17:16 ἐν δὲ ταῖς ἀθήναις ἐκδεχομένου αὐτοὺς τοῦ παύλου, παρωξύνετο τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ ἐν αὐτῶ θεωροῦντος κατείδωλον οὗσαν τὴν πόλιν.
Act 17:17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Act 17:17 So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present. Act 17:17 διελέγετο μὲν οὗν ἐν τῇ συναγωγῇ τοῖς ἰουδαίοις καὶ τοῖς σεβομένοις καὶ ἐν τῇ ἀγορᾷ κατὰ πᾶσαν ἡμέραν πρὸς τοὺς παρατυγχάνοντας.
Act 17:18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. Act 17:18 And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying," What would this idle babbler wish to say?"Others," He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,""because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. Act 17:18 τινὲς δὲ καὶ τῶν ἐπικουρείων καὶ στοϊκῶν φιλοσόφων συνέβαλλον αὐτῶ, καί τινες ἔλεγον, τί ἂν θέλοι ὁ σπερμολόγος οὖτος λέγειν; οἱ δέ, ξένων δαιμονίων δοκεῖ καταγγελεὺς εἶναι· ὅτι τὸν ἰησοῦν καὶ τὴν ἀνάστασιν εὐηγγελίζετο.
Act 17:19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? Act 17:19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying," May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming? Act 17:19 ἐπιλαβόμενοί τε αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὸν ἄρειον πάγον ἤγαγον, λέγοντες, δυνάμεθα γνῶναι τίς ἡ καινὴ αὕτη ἡ ὑπὸ σοῦ λαλουμένη διδαχή;
Act 17:20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. Act 17:20 For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean." Act 17:20 ξενίζοντα γάρ τινα εἰσφέρεις εἰς τὰς ἀκοὰς ἡμῶν· βουλόμεθα οὗν γνῶναι τίνα θέλει ταῦτα εἶναι.
Act 17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Act 17:21 ( Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new. ) Act 17:21 ἀθηναῖοι δὲ πάντες καὶ οἱ ἐπιδημοῦντες ξένοι εἰς οὐδὲν ἕτερον ηὐκαίρουν ἢ λέγειν τι ἢ ἀκούειν τι καινότερον.
Act 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. Act 17:22 So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said," Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects. Act 17:22 σταθεὶς δὲ [ὁ] παῦλος ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ ἀρείου πάγου ἔφη, ἄνδρες ἀθηναῖοι, κατὰ πάντα ὡς δεισιδαιμονεστέρους ὑμᾶς θεωρῶ·
Act 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. Act 17:23 For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, 'T O A N U N K N O W N G O D. 'Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. Act 17:23 διερχόμενος γὰρ καὶ ἀναθεωρῶν τὰ σεβάσματα ὑμῶν εὖρον καὶ βωμὸν ἐν ᾧ ἐπεγέγραπτο, ἀγνώστῳ θεῶ. ὃ οὗν ἀγνοοῦντες εὐσεβεῖτε, τοῦτο ἐγὼ καταγγέλλω ὑμῖν.
Act 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Act 17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; Act 17:24 ὁ θεὸς ὁ ποιήσας τὸν κόσμον καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτῶ, οὖτος οὐρανοῦ καὶ γῆς ὑπάρχων κύριος οὐκ ἐν χειροποιήτοις ναοῖς κατοικεῖ
Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; Act 17:25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; Act 17:25 οὐδὲ ὑπὸ χειρῶν ἀνθρωπίνων θεραπεύεται προσδεόμενός τινος, αὐτὸς διδοὺς πᾶσι ζωὴν καὶ πνοὴν καὶ τὰ πάντα·
Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; Act 17:26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, Act 17:26 ἐποίησέν τε ἐξ ἑνὸς πᾶν ἔθνος ἀνθρώπων κατοικεῖν ἐπὶ παντὸς προσώπου τῆς γῆς, ὁρίσας προστεταγμένους καιροὺς καὶ τὰς ὁροθεσίας τῆς κατοικίας αὐτῶν,
Act 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: Act 17:27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; Act 17:27 ζητεῖν τὸν θεὸν εἰ ἄρα γε ψηλαφήσειαν αὐτὸν καὶ εὕροιεν, καί γε οὐ μακρὰν ἀπὸ ἑνὸς ἑκάστου ἡμῶν ὑπάρχοντα.
Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Act 17:28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children. ' Act 17:28 ἐν αὐτῶ γὰρ ζῶμεν καὶ κινούμεθα καὶ ἐσμέν, ὡς καί τινες τῶν καθ᾽ ὑμᾶς ποιητῶν εἰρήκασιν, τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.
Act 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. Act 17:29 Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man. Act 17:29 γένος οὗν ὑπάρχοντες τοῦ θεοῦ οὐκ ὀφείλομεν νομίζειν χρυσῶ ἢ ἀργύρῳ ἢ λίθῳ, χαράγματι τέχνης καὶ ἐνθυμήσεως ἀνθρώπου, τὸ θεῖον εἶναι ὅμοιον.
Act 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Act 17:30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, Act 17:30 τοὺς μὲν οὗν χρόνους τῆς ἀγνοίας ὑπεριδὼν ὁ θεὸς τὰ νῦν παραγγέλλει τοῖς ἀνθρώποις πάντας πανταχοῦ μετανοεῖν,
Act 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Act 17:31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead." Act 17:31 καθότι ἔστησεν ἡμέραν ἐν ᾗ μέλλει κρίνειν τὴν οἰκουμένην ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ ἐν ἀνδρὶ ᾧ ὥρισεν, πίστιν παρασχὼν πᾶσιν ἀναστήσας αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν.
Act 17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. Act 17:32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said," We shall hear you again concerning this." Act 17:32 ἀκούσαντες δὲ ἀνάστασιν νεκρῶν οἱ μὲν ἐχλεύαζον, οἱ δὲ εἶπαν, ἀκουσόμεθά σου περὶ τούτου καὶ πάλιν.
Act 17:33 So Paul departed from among them. Act 17:33 So Paul went out of their midst. Act 17:33 οὕτως ὁ παῦλος ἐξῆλθεν ἐκ μέσου αὐτῶν.
Act 17:34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them. Act 17:34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them. Act 17:34 τινὲς δὲ ἄνδρες κολληθέντες αὐτῶ ἐπίστευσαν, ἐν οἷς καὶ διονύσιος ὁ ἀρεοπαγίτης καὶ γυνὴ ὀνόματι δάμαρις καὶ ἕτεροι σὺν αὐτοῖς.

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