Acts 17:24-34 NIV

24 "The God who made the world and everything in it1 is the Lord of heaven and earth2 and does not live in temples built by hands.3

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25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.4

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26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.5

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27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.6

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28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.'7 As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'

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29 "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone--an image made by man's design and skill.8

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30 In the past God overlooked9 such ignorance,10 but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.11

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31 For he has set a day when he will judge12 the world with justice13 by the man he has appointed.14 He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."15

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32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead,16 some of them sneered, but others said, "We want to hear you again on this subject."

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      33 At that, Paul left the Council.
      34 A few men became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus,17 also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.

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