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Acts 17

CEBA 1 Paul and Silas journeyed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, then came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. NIV 1 When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. CEBA 2 As was Paul's custom, he entered the synagogue and for three Sabbaths interacted with them on the basis of the scriptures. NIV 2 As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, CEBA 3 Through his interpretation of the scriptures, he demonstrated that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. He declared, "This Jesus whom I proclaim to you is the Christ." NIV 3 explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah,” he said. CEBA 4 Some were convinced and joined Paul and Silas, including a larger number of Greek God-worshippers and quite a few 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 quite a few prominent women. CEBA 5 But the Jews became jealous and brought along some thugs who were hanging out in the marketplace. They formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They attacked Jason's house, intending to bring Paul and Silas before the people. NIV 5 But other 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. CEBA 6 When they didn't find them, they dragged Jason and some believers before the city officials. They were shouting, "These people who have been disturbing the peace throughout the empire have also come here. NIV 6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other believers before the city officials, shouting: “These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here, CEBA 7 What is more, Jason has welcomed them into his home. Every one of them does what is contrary to Caesar's decrees by naming someone else as 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.” CEBA 8 This provoked the crowd and the city officials even more. NIV 8 When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. CEBA 9 After Jason and the others posted bail, they released them. NIV 9 Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go. CEBA 10 As soon as it was dark, the brothers and sisters sent Paul and Silas on to Beroea. When they arrived, they went to the Jewish synagogue. NIV 10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. CEBA 11 The Beroean Jews were more honorable than those in Thessalonica. This was evident in the great eagerness with which they accepted the word and examined the scriptures each day to see whether Paul and Silas' teaching was true. NIV 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. CEBA 12 Many came to believe, including a number of reputable Greek women and many Greek men. NIV 12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men. CEBA 13 The Jews from Thessalonica learned that Paul also proclaimed God's word in Beroea, so they went there too and were upsetting and disturbing the crowds. NIV 13 But when the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, some of them went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up. CEBA 14 The brothers and sisters sent Paul away to the seacoast at once, but Silas and Timothy remained at Beroea. NIV 14 The believers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea. CEBA 15 Those who escorted Paul led him as far as Athens, then returned with instructions for Silas and Timothy to come to him as quickly as possible. NIV 15 Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible. CEBA 16 While Paul waited for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to find that the city was flooded with idols. NIV 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. CEBA 17 He began to interact with the Jews and Gentile God-worshippers in the synagogue. He also addressed whoever happened to be in the marketplace each day. NIV 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. CEBA 18 Certain Epicurean and Stoic philosophers engaged him in discussion too. Some said, "What an amateur! What's he trying to say?" Others remarked, "He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods." (They said this because he was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.) NIV 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate 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. CEBA 19 They took him into custody and brought him to the council on Mars Hill. "What is this new teaching? Can we learn what you are talking about? 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? CEBA 20 You've told us some strange things and we want to know what they mean." ( NIV 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.” CEBA 21 They said this because all Athenians as well as the foreigners who live in Athens used to spend their time doing nothing but talking about or listening to the newest thing.) 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.) CEBA 22 Paul stood up in the middle of the council on Mars Hill and said, “People of Athens, I see that you are very religious in every way. NIV 22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. CEBA 23 As I was walking through town and carefully observing your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: ‘To an unknown God.' What you worship as unknown, I now 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. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. CEBA 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, is Lord of heaven and earth. He doesn't live in temples made with 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 human hands. CEBA 25 Nor is God served by human hands, as though he needed something, since he is the one who gives life, breath, and everything else. NIV 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. CEBA 26 From one person God created every human nation to live on the whole earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands. NIV 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. CEBA 27 God made the nations so they would seek him, perhaps even reach out to him and find him. In fact, God isn't far away from any of us. NIV 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. CEBA 28 In God we live, move, and exist. As some of your own poets said, ‘We 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.’ CEBA 29 "Therefore, as God's offspring, we have no need to imagine that the divine being is like a gold, silver, or stone image made 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 human design and skill. CEBA 30 God overlooks ignorance of these things in times past, but now directs everyone everywhere to change their hearts and lives. NIV 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. CEBA 31 This is because God has set a day when he intends to judge the world justly by a man he has appointed. God has given proof of this 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 everyone by raising him from the dead.” CEBA 32 When they heard about the resurrection from the dead, some began to ridicule Paul. However, others said, "We'll hear from you about this again." 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.” CEBA 33 At that, Paul left the council. NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. CEBA 34 Some people joined him and came to believe, including Dionysius, a member of the council on Mars Hill, a woman named Damaris, and several others. NIV 34 Some of the people 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.

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