1 Then, passing through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they went to Thessalonica. Here there was a synagogue of the Jews.
1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
1 Paul and Silas traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.
2 Paul--following his usual custom--betook himself to it, and for three successive Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
2 As usual, Paul entered there and on three Sabbaths discussed the Scriptures with them.
3 which he clearly explained, pointing out that it had been necessary for the Christ to suffer and rise again from the dead, and insisting, "The Jesus whom I am announcing to you is the Christ."
3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
3 He explained and showed them that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead: "This very Jesus whom I proclaim to you is the Messiah."
4 Some of the people were won over, and attached themselves to Paul and Silas, including many God-fearing Greeks and not a few gentlewomen of high rank.
4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
4 Some of them were persuaded and began to be associated with Paul and Silas, especially a large crowd of devout Greeks and the wives of many prominent men.
5 But the jealousy of the Jews was aroused, and, calling to their aid some ill-conditioned and idle fellows, they got together a riotous mob and filled the city with uproar. They then attacked the house of Jason and searched for Paul and Silas, to bring them out before the assembly of people.
5 But (M)the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of (N)Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
5 But the Jews became jealous, and they brought together some scoundrels from the marketplace, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. Attacking Jason’s house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly.(E)
5 But the Jewish leaders became jealous, and they took some contemptible characters who used to hang out in the public square, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. They attacked Jason's home and searched it for Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the people.
6 But, failing to find them, they dragged Jason and some of the other brethren before the magistrates of the city, loudly accusing them. "These men," they said, "who have raised a tumult throughout the Empire, have come here also.
6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
6 When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
6 When they didn't find them, they dragged Jason and some other brothers before the city officials and shouted, "These fellows who have turned the world upside down have come here, too,
7 Jason has received them into his house; and they all set Caesar's authority at defiance, declaring that there is another Emperor-- one called Jesus."
7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.
7 and Jason has welcomed them as his guests. All of them oppose the emperor's decrees by saying that there is another king Jesus!"
8 Great was the excitement among the crowd, and among the magistrates of the city, when they heard these charges.
8 They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.
8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
8 The Jews stirred up the crowd and the city officials who heard these things.
8 The crowd and the city officials were upset when they heard this,
9 They required Jason and the rest to find substantial bail, and after that they let them go.
9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
9 So taking a security bond from Jason and the others, they released them.
9 but after they had gotten a bond from Jason and the others, they let them go.
10 The brethren at once sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea, and they, on their arrival, went to the synagogue of the Jews.
10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
10 That night the brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the Jewish synagogue.
11 The Jews at Beroea were of a nobler disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they very readily received the Message, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether it was as Paul stated.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
11 These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.
12 As the result many of them became believers, and so did not a few of the Greeks--gentlewomen of good position, and men.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
12 Consequently, many of them believed, including a number of the prominent Greek women as well as men.
12 Many of them believed, including a large number of prominent Greek women and men.
13 As soon, however, as the Jews of Thessalonica learnt that God's Message had been proclaimed by Paul at Beroea, they came there also, and incited the mob to a riot.
13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.
13 But when the Jewish leaders in Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul also in Berea, they went there to upset and incite the crowds.
14 Then the brethren promptly sent Paul down to the sea-coast, but Silas and Timothy remained behind.
14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.
14 Then the brothers immediately sent Paul away to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed there.
15 Those who were caring for Paul's safety went with him as far as Athens, and then left him, taking a message from him to Silas and Timothy, asking them to join him as speedily as possible.
15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.
15 The men who escorted Paul took him all the way to Athens and, after receiving instructions to have Silas and Timothy join him as soon as possible, they left.
16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred within him when he noticed that the city was full of idols.
16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
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.
16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was deeply disturbed to see the city full of idols.
17 So he had discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and the other worshippers, and in the market place, day after day, with those whom he happened to meet.
17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
17 So he began holding discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and other worshipers, as well as every day in the public square with anyone who happened to be there.
18 A few of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also encountered him. Some of them asked, "What has this beggarly babbler to say?" "His business," said others, "seems to be to cry up some foreign gods." This was because he had been telling the Good News of Jesus and the Resurrection.
18 And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were (n)conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would (AN)this (o)idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching (AO)Jesus and the resurrection.
18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
18 Then also, some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers argued with him. Some said, “What is this pseudo-intellectual(c) 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.(d)(M)
18 Some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also debated with him. Some asked, "What is this blabbermouth trying to say?" while others said, "He seems to be preaching about foreign gods." This was because Paul was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.
19 Then they took him and brought him up to the Areopagus, asking him, "May we be told what this new teaching of yours is?
19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
19 Then they took him, brought him before the Areopagus, and asked, "May we know what this new teaching of yours is?
20 For the things you are saying sound strange to us. We should therefore like to be told exactly what they mean."
20 For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean.”
20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
20 For what you say sounds strange to us, and we want to know what these ideas mean.”
20 It sounds rather strange to our ears, and we would like to know what it means."
21 (For all the Athenians and their foreign visitors used to devote their whole leisure to telling or hearing about something new.)
21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners residing there spent their time on nothing else but telling or hearing something new.
21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners living there used to spend their time doing nothing else other than listening to the latest ideas or repeating them.
22 So Paul, taking his stand in the centre of the Areopagus, spoke as follows: "Men of Athens, I perceive that you are in every respect remarkably religious.
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.
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.
22 So Paul stood up in front of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in every way.
23 For as I passed along and observed the things you worship, I found also an altar bearing the inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' "The Being, therefore, whom you, without knowing Him, revere, Him I now proclaim to you.
23 For while I was passing through and examining the (AV)objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ Therefore what (AW)you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
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.
23 For as I was walking around and looking closely at the objects you worship, I even found an altar with this written on it: "To an unknown god.' So I am telling you about the unknown object you worship.
24 GOD who made the universe and everything in it--He, being Lord of Heaven and earth, does not dwell in sanctuaries built by men.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
24 The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth. He doesn't live in shrines made by human hands,
25 Nor is He ministered to by human hands, as though He needed anything--but He Himself gives to all men life and breath and all things.
25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
25 and he isn't served by people as if he needed anything. He himself gives everyone life, breath, and everything else.
26 He caused to spring from one forefather people of every race, for them to live on the whole surface of the earth, and marked out for them an appointed span of life and the boundaries of their homes;
26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
26 From one man he made every nation of humanity to live all over the earth, fixing the seasons of the year and the national boundaries within which they live,
27 that they might seek God, if perhaps they could grope for Him and find Him. Yes, though He is not far from any one of us.
27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
27 so that they might look for God, somehow reach for him, and find him. Of course, he is never far from any one of us.
28 For it is in closest union with Him that we live and move and have our being; as in fact some of the poets in repute among yourselves have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
28 For we live, move, and exist because of him, as some of your own poets have said: ""Since we are his children, too.'
29 Since then we are God's offspring, we ought not to imagine that His nature resembles gold or silver or marble, or anything sculptured by the art and inventive faculty of man.
29 Forasmuch 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 man's device.
29 So if we are God's children, we shouldn't think that the divine being is like gold, silver, or stone, or is an image carved by humans using their own imagination and skill.
30 Those times of ignorance God viewed with indulgence. But now He commands all men everywhere to repent,
30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
30 Though God has overlooked those times of ignorance, he now commands everyone everywhere to repent,
31 seeing that He has appointed a day on which, before long, He will judge the world in righteousness, through the instrumentality of a man whom He has pre-destined to this work, and has made the fact certain to every one by raising Him from the dead."
31 because He has fixed (BJ)a day in which (BK)He will judge (u)(BL)the world in righteousness (v)through a Man whom He has (BM)appointed, having furnished proof to all men (w)by (BN)raising Him from the dead.”
31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
31 because he has set a day when he is going to judge the world with justice through a man whom he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead."
32 When they heard Paul speak of a resurrection of dead men, some began to scoff. But others said, "We will hear you again on that subject."
32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
32 When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.”
32 When they heard about a resurrection of the dead, some began joking about it, while others said, "We will hear you again about this."
34 A few, however, attached themselves to him and believed, among them being Dionysius a member of the Council, a gentlewoman named Damaris, and some others.
34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
34 However, some men joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
34 Some men joined him and became believers. With them were Dionysius, who was a member of the Areopagus, a woman named Damaris, and some others along with them.
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