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Acts 17

TMB 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. TMB 2 And Paul, as was his custom, went in unto them, and for three Sabbath days 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, TMB 3 expounding and alleging that it was necessary for Christ to have suffered and risen again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I preach unto you is 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. TMB 4 And some of them believed, and joined themselves with Paul and Silas, as did a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and of the chief women not a few. 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. TMB 5 But the Jews who believed not, moved with envy, engaged certain wicked fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a crowd and set all the city in an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason and sought to bring them out to 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. TMB 6 And when they found them not, they dragged Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, "These that have turned the world upside down have come hither 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, TMB 7 and Jason hath received them; and they all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one 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.” TMB 8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city when they heard these things. NIV 8 When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. TMB 9 And when they had taken security from Jason and the others, they let them go. NIV 9 Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go. TMB 10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea, who arriving there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. 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. TMB 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with allreadiness of mind and searched the Scriptures daily to see whether those 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. TMB 12 Therefore many of them believed, also honorable women who were Greeks, and of men not a few. NIV 12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men. TMB 13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica became aware that the Word of God was preached by Paul at Berea, they came there also and stirred up the people. 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. TMB 14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go down to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there still. NIV 14 The believers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea. TMB 15 And those who conducted Paul brought him unto Athens and, having received direction for Silas and Timothy to come to him with all speed, 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. TMB 16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. NIV 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. TMB 17 Therefore he disputed in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the marketplace daily with those who met with him. 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. TMB 18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics encountered him. And some said, "What will this babbler say?" And some others said, "He seemeth to be a proclaimer of strange gods," because he preached unto them 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. TMB 19 And they took him and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new doctrine is whereof thou speakest? 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? TMB 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears, and we would 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.” TMB 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers who were there spent their time in nothing else than either telling or hearing some new 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.) TMB 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill and said, "Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 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. TMB 23 For as I passed by and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription: `To the Unknown God'. Whom therefore ye worship in ignorance, Him I declare unto 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. TMB 24 God who made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of Heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with 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. TMB 25 Neither is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things. 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. TMB 26 And He hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation, 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. TMB 27 that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after Him and find Him, though He be not far from every 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. TMB 28 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as also certain of your own poets have said, `For we are also 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.’ TMB 29 "For inasmuch, then, as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold or silver or stone, graven by art and of man's devising. 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. TMB 30 The times of this ignorance God overlooked, but now He commandeth all men everywhere to repent, NIV 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. TMB 31 because He hath appointed a Day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained. Of this He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised 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.” TMB 32 But when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked and others said, "We will hear thee again on this matter." 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.” TMB 33 So Paul departed from among them. NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. TMB 34 However, certain men cleaved unto him and believed, among whom 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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