22SoPaulstood in the midst of the aAreopagus and said, "Men of 2Athens, I observe that you are very3religious in allrespects.
"For while I was passingthrough and examining the 4objects of your worship, I alsofound an altar with thisinscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWNGOD.' Thereforewhat5you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.
"6The God who made the world and allthings in it, since He is 7Lord of heaven and earth, does not 8dwell in templesmade with hands ;
25nor is He served by humanhands, 9as though He neededanything, since He Himselfgives to all people life and breath and allthings ;
and 10He made from one man everynation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having 11determined their appointedtimes and the boundaries of their habitation,
that they would seekGod, ifperhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, 12though He is not far from eachone of us;
for 13in Him we live and move and bexist, as evensome of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.'
29"Beingthen the children of God, we 14ought not to think that the DivineNature is likegoldorsilverorstone, an imageformed by the art and thought of man.
30"Therefore having 15overlooked16the times of ignorance, God is 17nowdeclaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
31because He has fixed18a day in which19He willjudgec20the world in righteousnessdthrough a Manwhom He has 21appointed, having furnishedproof to allmeneby 22raising Him from the dead."
32Now when they heard of 23the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but otherssaid, "We shall hear you fagainconcerningthis."