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Acts 17

ESV 1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. NIV 1 When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. ESV 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from 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, ESV 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, "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. ESV 4 And 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 quite a few prominent women. ESV 5 But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 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. ESV 6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 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, ESV 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that 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.” ESV 8 And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. NIV 8 When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. ESV 9 And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go. NIV 9 Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go. ESV 10 The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into 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. ESV 11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 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. ESV 12 Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. NIV 12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men. ESV 13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Berea also, they came there too, agitating and stirring up 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. ESV 14 Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there. NIV 14 The believers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea. ESV 15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed. 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. ESV 16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw 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. ESV 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 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. ESV 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, "What does this babbler wish to say?" Others said, "He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities"--because he was preaching 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. ESV 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "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? ESV 20 For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean." NIV 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.” ESV 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except 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.) ESV 22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 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. ESV 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To the 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. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. ESV 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 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. ESV 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 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. ESV 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 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. ESV 27 that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one 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. ESV 28 for "'In him we live and move and have our being';as even some of your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed 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.’ ESV 29 Being then God's offspring, 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. 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. ESV 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but 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. ESV 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 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.” ESV 32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. 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.” ESV 33 So Paul went out from their midst. NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. ESV 34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them. 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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