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Acts 17

LEB 1 Now [after they] traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. NIV 1 When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. LEB 2 {And as was his custom}, Paul went in to them and on three Sabbath [days] he discussed with them from the scriptures, NIV 2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, LEB 3 explaining and demonstrating that it was necessary [for] the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and [saying], "This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ." NIV 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. LEB 4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, and [also] a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few of the prominent women. NIV 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. LEB 5 But the Jews were filled with jealousy and, taking along some worthless men from the rabble in the marketplace and forming a mob, threw the city into an uproar. And attacking Jason's house, they were looking for them to bring [them] out to the popular assembly. NIV 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. LEB 6 And [when they] did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brothers before the city officials, shouting, "These [people] who have stirred up trouble [throughout] the world have come here also, NIV 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, LEB 7 whom Jason has entertained as guests! And these [people] [are] all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king, Jesus!" NIV 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." LEB 8 And they threw the crowd into confusion, and the city officials who heard these [things]. NIV 8 When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. LEB 9 And [after] taking money as security from Jason and the rest, they released them. NIV 9 Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go. LEB 10 Now the brothers sent away both Paul and Silas at once, during the night, to Berea. {They} went into the synagogue of the Jews [when they] arrived. NIV 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. LEB 11 Now these were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica. {They} accepted the message with all eagerness, examining the scriptures every day [to see] if these [things] were so. NIV 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. LEB 12 Therefore many of them believed, and not a few of the prominent Greek women and men. NIV 12 Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men. LEB 13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that the message of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Berea also, they came there too, inciting and stirring up the crowds. NIV 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. LEB 14 So then the brothers sent Paul away at once to go to the sea, and both Silas and Timothy remained there. NIV 14 The brothers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea. LEB 15 And those who conducted Paul brought [him] as far as Athens, and [after] receiving an order for Silas and Timothy that they should come to him as soon as possible, they went away. NIV 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. LEB 16 Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was provoked within him [when he] observed the city was full of idols. NIV 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. LEB 17 So he was discussing in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing [Gentiles], and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. NIV 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. LEB 18 And even some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him, and some were saying, "What does this babbler want to say?" But [others said], "He appears to be a proclaimer of foreign deities," because he was proclaiming the good news [about] Jesus and the resurrection. NIV 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. LEB 19 And they took hold of him [and] brought [him] to the Areopagus, saying, "May we learn what [is] this new teaching being proclaimed by you? NIV 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? LEB 20 For you are bringing some astonishing things to our ears. Therefore we want to know what {these things mean}." NIV 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean." LEB 21 (Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who stayed there used to spend [their] time in nothing else than telling something or listening to something new.) NIV 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.) LEB 22 So Paul stood there in the middle of the Areopagus [and] said, "Men of Athens, I see you [are] very religious {in every respect}. NIV 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. LEB 23 For [as I] was passing through and observing carefully your objects of worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed, 'To an unknown God.' Therefore what you worship without knowing [it], this I proclaim to you-- NIV 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. LEB 24 the God who made the world and all the things in it. This one, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands, NIV 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. LEB 25 nor is he served by human hands [as if he] needed anything, [because] he himself gives to everyone life and breath and everything. NIV 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. LEB 26 And he made from one [man] every nation of humanity to live on all the face of the earth, determining [their] fixed times and the fixed boundaries of their habitation, NIV 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. LEB 27 to search for God, if perhaps indeed they might feel around for him and find [him]. And indeed he is not far away from each one of us, NIV 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. LEB 28 for in him we live and move and exist, as even some of {your own} poets have said: 'For we also are {his} offspring.' NIV 28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' LEB 29 Therefore, [because we] are offspring of God, we ought not to think the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by human skill and thought. NIV 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. LEB 30 Therefore [although] God has overlooked the times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent, NIV 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. LEB 31 because he has set a day on which he is going to judge the world in righteousness by the man who he has appointed, having provided proof to everyone [by] raising him from the dead." NIV 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." LEB 32 Now [when they] heard about the resurrection of the dead, [some] scoffed, but [others] said, "We will hear you about this again also." NIV 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." LEB 33 So Paul went out from the midst of them. NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. LEB 34 But some people joined him [and] believed, among whom also [were] Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman {named} Damaris and others with them. NIV 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.