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1 And when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 1 When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.
2 And Paul, according to his custom, went in unto them. And for three sabbath days he reasoned with them out of the scriptures: 2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
3 Declaring and insinuating that the Christ was to suffer and to rise again from the dead; and that this is Jesus Christ, whom I preach to you. 3 explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ, " he said.
4 And some of them believed and were associated to Paul and Silas: and of those that served God and of the Gentiles a great multitude: and of noble women not a few. 4 Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women.
5 But the Jews, moved with envy and taking unto them some wicked men of the vulgar sort and making a tumult, set the city in an uproar: and besetting Jason’s house, sought to bring them out unto the people. 5 But the Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason's house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.
6 And not finding them, they drew Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, crying: They that set the city in an uproar are come hither also: 6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other brothers before the city officials, shouting: "These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here,
7 Whom Jason hath received. And these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus. 7 and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus."
8 And they stirred up the people: and the rulers of the city, hearing these things, 8 When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil.
9 And having taken satisfaction of Jason and of the rest, they let them go. 9 Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go.
10 But the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea. Who, when they were come thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews. 10 As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.
11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so. 11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
12 And many indeed of them believed: and of honourable women that were Gentiles and of men, not a few. 12 Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.
13 And when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was also preached by Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up and troubling the multitude. 13 When the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, they went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.
14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go unto the sea: but Silas and Timothy remained there. 14 The brothers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea.
15 And they that conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens: and receiving a commandment from him to Silas and Timothy, that they should come to him with all speed, they departed. 15 The men who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.
16 Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry. 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.
17 He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews and with them that served God: and in the market place, every day, with them that were there. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.
18 And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, "What is this babbler trying to say?" Others remarked, "He seems to be advocating foreign gods." They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.
19 And taking him, they brought him to the Areopagus, saying: May we know what this new doctrine is, which thou speakest of? 19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?
20 For thou bringest in certain new things to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean. 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean."
21 (Now all the Athenians and strangers that were there employed themselves in nothing else, but either in telling or in hearing some new thing.) 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)
22 But Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious. 22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
23 For passing by and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the Unknown God. What therefore you worship without knowing it, that I preach to you: 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.
24 God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands. 24 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.
25 Neither is he served with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing: seeing it is he who giveth to all life and breath and all things: 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.
26 And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times and the limits of their habitation. 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.
27 That they should seek God, if haply they may feel after him or find him, although he be not far from every one of us. 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.
28 For in him we live and move and are: as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring. 28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'
29 Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold or silver or stone, the graving of art and device of man. 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.
30 And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
31 Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity, by the man whom he hath appointed: giving faith to all, by raising him up from the dead. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."
32 And when they had heard of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked. But others said: We will hear thee again concerning this matter. 32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, "We want to hear you again on this subject."
33 So Paul went out from among them. 33 At that, Paul left the Council.
34 But certain men, adhering to him, did believe: among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them. 34 A few men became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.