Parallel Bible results for Acts 17:16-34

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Acts 17:16-34

CSB 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was troubled within him when 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. CSB 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with those who worshiped God, 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. CSB 18 Then also, some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers argued with him. Some said, "What is this pseudo-intellectual trying to say?" Others replied, "He seems to be a preacher of foreign deities"-because he was telling 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. CSB 19 They took him and brought him to the Areopagus, and said, "May we learn about this new teaching you're speaking of? 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? CSB 20 For what you say sounds strange to us, and we want to know what these ideas mean." NIV 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.” CSB 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners residing there spent their time on nothing else 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.) CSB 22 Then Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that you are extremely religious in every respect. 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. CSB 23 For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, 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. CSB 24 The God who made the world and everything in it-He is Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in shrines made by 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. CSB 25 Neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives everyone 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. CSB 26 From one man He has made every nation of men to live all over the earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live, 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. CSB 27 so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is 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. CSB 28 For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' Gk poet. 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.’ CSB 29 Being God's offspring, then, we shouldn't think that the divine nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image fashioned by human art and imagination. 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. CSB 30 "Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent, NIV 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. CSB 31 because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided 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.” CSB 32 When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, "We will hear 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.” CSB 33 So Paul went out from their presence. NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. CSB 34 However, some men joined him and believed, among whom were Dionysius the Areopagite, 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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