Acts 17:22-31 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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22 So Paul, standing in the middle of the Are-op'agus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 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 as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To an unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim 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 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man, 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 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything. 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 he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries 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, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each 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 have our being'; as even some of your poets have said, 'For we are indeed 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 then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the Deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, a representation by the art and imagination 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 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent, 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him 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."