Paul Addresses the Areopagus 22
So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.
For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 1
'To the unknown god.'2
What therefore you worship 3
as unknown, this I proclaim to you.
The God who made the world and everything in it, being 5
Lord of heaven and earth, 6
does not live in temples made by man,
nor is he served by human hands, 7
as though he needed anything, since he himself 8
gives to all mankind 9
life and breath and everything.
he made from one man every nation of mankind to live 11
on all the face of the earth, 12
having determined allotted periods and 13
the boundaries of their dwelling place,
that they should seek God, in the hope that 15
they might feel their way toward him and find him. 16
Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,
"'In him we live and move and have our being';as even some of 18
your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed his offspring.'
Being then God's offspring, 20
we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.
The times of ignorance 22
God overlooked, but 23
now he 24
commands all people everywhere to repent,
because he has fixed 25
a day on which 26
he will judge the world 27
in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and 28
of this he has given assurance to all 29
by raising him from the dead."