1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and* three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whoma I preach unto you, is Christ.
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    • ‚ 17:3 - whom...: or, whom, said he, I preach
      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.
      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;
      8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
      9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
      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.
      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.
      16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
      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.
      18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will* this babblerb say*? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
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        • ƒ 17:18 - babbler: or, base fellow
          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.)
          22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill,c and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
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            • „ 17:22 - Mars hill: or, the court of the Areopagites
              23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions*,d I found an altar with this* inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
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                • … 17:23 - devotions: or, gods that ye worship
                  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;
                  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;
                  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:
                  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.
                  30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
                  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 givene assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
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                    • † 17:31 - hath given...: or, offered faith
                      32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.