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Parallel Bible results for Acts 17:16-34

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Acts 17:16-34

NIV 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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? NIV 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like 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.” 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.) 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.) 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.’ 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.’ 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. 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. NIV 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, 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. 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.” 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.” 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.” 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.” NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. NIV 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 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. 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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