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Acts 17

NRS 1 After Paul and Silas had passed 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. NRS 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three sabbath days argued 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, NRS 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, "This is the Messiah, Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you." 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. NRS 4 Some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading 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. NRS 5 But the Jews became jealous, and with the help of some ruffians in the marketplaces they formed a mob and set the city in an uproar. While they were searching for Paul and Silas to bring them out to the assembly, they attacked Jason's house. 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. NRS 6 When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some believers before the city authorities, shouting, "These people who have been turning the world upside down 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, NRS 7 and Jason has entertained them as guests. They are all acting contrary to the decrees of the emperor, saying that there is another king named 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." NRS 8 The people and the city officials were disturbed when they heard this, NIV 8 When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. NRS 9 and after they had taken bail from Jason and the others, they let them go. NIV 9 Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go. NRS 10 That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas off to Beroea; and when they arrived, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 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. NRS 11 These Jews were more receptive than those in Thessalonica, for they welcomed the message very eagerly and examined the scriptures every day to see whether 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. NRS 12 Many of them therefore believed, including not a few Greek women and men of high standing. NIV 12 Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men. NRS 13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica learned that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Beroea as well, they came there too, to stir up and incite 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. NRS 14 Then the believers immediately sent Paul away to the coast, but Silas and Timothy remained behind. NIV 14 The brothers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea. NRS 15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and after receiving instructions to have Silas and Timothy join him as soon as possible, they left him. 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. NRS 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that 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. NRS 17 So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and also 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. NRS 18 Also some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities." (This was because he was telling 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. NRS 19 So they took him and brought him to the Areopagus and asked him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 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? NRS 20 It sounds rather strange to us, so we would like to know what it means." NIV 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean." NRS 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners living there would spend their time in nothing but telling or hearing 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.) NRS 22 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 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. NRS 23 For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, "To an unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, 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. NRS 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines 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. NRS 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. 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. NRS 26 From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, 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. NRS 27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far 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. NRS 28 For "In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "For we too 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.' NRS 29 Since we are God's offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. 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. NRS 30 While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, NIV 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. NRS 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all 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." NRS 32 When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some scoffed; but others said, "We will hear you again about this." 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." NRS 33 At that point Paul left them. NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. NRS 34 But some of them joined him and became believers, including 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.