11Thesewere more noble than those inThessalonica, in that theyreceived the wordwithall readiness of mind, and searched the scripturesdaily , whether those thingswereso.12Thereforemanyofthembelieved ; also of honourablewomenwhich were Greeks,and of men,not a few.13Butwhen the JewsofThessalonica had knowledgethattheword of God was preachedofPaulatBerea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.14Andthenimmediately the brethren sent awayPaul to go as it wereto the sea:butSilasandTimotheusabodetherestill .
15And they that conductedPaulbroughthimuntoAthens:andreceiving a commandmentuntoSilasandTimotheus for tocometohim with all speed , they departed .
16Now while Paul waited forthematAthens,hisspirit was stirredinhim, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.17Thereforedisputedhein the synagogue with the Jews,and with the devout persons , andin the marketdailywith them that met with him .
18Thencertainphilosophers of the Epicureans,and of the Stoicks,encounteredhim.Andsomesaid , Whatwillthisbabblerasay ? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strangegods:because he preached unto themJesus,and the resurrection.19And they tookhim, and brought himuntoAreopagus,saying , May we knowwhatthisnewdoctrine,whereofthouspeakest , is?
20For thou bringestcertain strange thingstoourears: we wouldknowthereforewhat these thingsmean .
(For all the Atheniansandstrangerswhich were there spent their timeinnothingelse, but either to tell , or to hearsome new thing.)