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For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping.







For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping.


For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping.


But having embarked Paul, they led him even to Athens: and receiving commandment to Silas and Timothy that they should come to him as quickly as possible, they departed from him. But Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, seeing the city devoted to idolatry. Then indeed he spoke to the Jews, and to the worshipers in the synagogue, and to those incidentally meeting him every day in the forum. read more.
And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers interviewed him, and some continued to say, What would this babbler wish to say? and others said, He seems to be the propagator of strange divinities: because he was preaching the gospel of Jesus, and the resurrection. And taking him, they led him to the Areopagus, saying; Are we able to know what is this new teaching, spoken by thee? For you bring certain strange things to our hearing: therefore we desire to know what these things wish to be. But all the Athenians and itinerant strangers were accustomed to devote their time to nothing else, than to tell something new, or to hear something. And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring. Then being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that divinity is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the invention of art and the device of man. Then indeed God winking at the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent: as He has appointed a day, in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; giving faith to all, having raised Him from the dead. And having heard the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: others said; We will hear thee concerning this even again. So Paul went out from their midst. But certain men, having adhered to him, believed; among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman Damarias by name, and others along with them.

Therefore no longer containing, we delighted to be left alone at Athens;





O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Whether shall the thing formed say to him that formed it. Why did you make me thus? Has not the potter the right of the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? But if God, wishing to show forth his indignation and make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of indignation having been perfected unto destruction: read more.
and in order that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he before prepared unto glory? whom he called, even us, not only of the Jews, but also of the Gentiles: as he says in Hosea, I will call them my people, who are not my people; and her beloved, who is not beloved: and it shall come to pass, in the place in which it was said to them, You are not my people, there they shall be called the sons of the living God:

For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; read more.
and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring. Then being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that divinity is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the invention of art and the device of man.

For so many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but you received the Spirit of adoption, in which we cry; Father, Father. The Spirit Himself witnesses along with our spirit, that we are the children of God. read more.
And if children, indeed heirs; truly heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if we suffer together, in order that we may also be glorified together.

Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what participation is there to righteousness and unrighteousness? or what fellowship has light unto darkness? What concord of Christ unto Belial? or what part has a faithful man with an infidel? And what harmony has the temple of God with idols? for we are the temple of the living God; as God said; I will live in them, and walk about among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. read more.
Therefore come out from the midst of them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and I will be to you for a Father, and you shall be unto me for sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Do all things without murmurings and disputatious; in order that you may be blameless and pure, the children of God, irreproachable, amid a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God; and we are. And on this account the world does not know us, because it did not know him. Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it is not yet manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he may be made manifest, we shall be like him; because we shall see him as he is.


And certain ones of them were persuaded, and identified themselves with Paul and Silas, and of the pious Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

Therefore I say this, and witness in the Lord, that you no longer walk about as the Gentiles also walk about in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance being in themselves, on account of the blindness of their heart; who being past feeling have given themselves up to debauchery, unto the working of all impurity with greediness.

Therefore be not solicitous, saying, What can we eat? or what can we drink? or with what can we be clothed? For after all these things the heathen were seeking; for your heavenly Father knoweth that you need all these things.


But those things which they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. But I do not wish you to be the communicants of demons.


And praying do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do: for they think they shall be heard in their much speaking. Therefore be not like unto them: for your Father knows of what things you have need, before you ask him.

who in bygone generations, suffered all nations to walk in their own ways;

But Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, seeing the city devoted to idolatry. Then indeed he spoke to the Jews, and to the worshipers in the synagogue, and to those incidentally meeting him every day in the forum.

And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; read more.
neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God has revealed it to them: for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are seen, being known by the things which are made, even His eternal power and divinity; so that they are without excuse: read more.
because, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were they thankful; but they became vain in their reasonings, and their foolish heart was darkened. Saying that they were wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the invisible God into the similitude of the likeness of corruptible man, and of birds, and of quadrupeds, and of creeping things. Therefore God gave them up, in the lusts of their hearts, to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for evermore: amen. On account of this God gave them up to the lusts of dishonor: for indeed their women changed the natural use to that which is against nature: likewise also the men, having left the natural use of the woman, burned in their desire towards one another; men with men working out disgrace, and receiving the reward of their error among themselves which it behooved. And as they did not approve to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are inappropriate; being filled with all injustice, wickedness, vice, covetousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceitfulness, evil affection; whisperers, calumniators, haters of God, insulters, proud, arrogant, practitioners of evils, disobedient to parents, covenant-breakers, incontinent, without natural affections, unmerciful, who, knowing the rightfulness of God, that those who do such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but they even delight in those who are doing them.

Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, every one judging. For in whatsoever thou art judging another, thou art condemning thyself; for thou judging art doing the same things. For we know that the judgment of God according to truth is against those doing such things. But do you consider this, O man, judging those doing such things, and doing the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God? read more.
Do you look with contempt upon the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God is leading you to repentance? But according to thy hardness and thy impenitent heart, thou art treasuring up to thyself wrath against the day of wrath and of the revelation of the righteous judgment of God; who will give to each one according to his works: to those indeed who with patience of good work are seeking glory and honor and immortality, eternal life: but to those who are of self-seeking, and disobedient to the truth, but obedient to unrighteousness, there are indignation and wrath. Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that is working out evil, both the Jew first, and the Greek; but glory and honor and peace to every one doing good; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For there is no respect of persons with God. For so many as sinned without law will also perish without law; and so many as sinned under the law shall be judged by the law; for the hearers of the law are not righteous with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, not having the law, may by nature do the things of the law, they, not having the law, are a law unto themselves: who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience witnessing, and their thoughts accusing or indeed excusing with one another,


We being Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

For it is disgraceful even to speak of those things which are done by them in concealment:


For the past time is sufficient to have wrought the will of the heathens, walking in impurities, in lusts, in wine-drinkings, in revelries, in intemperance, and in unlawful idolatries: in which they are astonished you not running to the same excess of wrath, blaspheming;



And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;


But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know Him that sent me.

For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping.








For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping.


And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; The first and the last, who was dead, and is alive, says these things: I know your tribulations, and your poverty, but you are rich; and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear not those things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you a crown of life.

And this is the testimony, that God has given unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Our fathers ate manna in the wilderness; as has been written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the One coming down from heaven, and giving life to the world.

Then Jesus said, Truly, truly, I say unto you, that I am the door of the sheep. All so many as came were thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: if any one may enter in through me, he shall be saved; he shall go in and come out, and find pasture. read more.
The thief does not come, but that he may steal, and slay, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.

For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all;




In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him nothing was made, that has been made. read more.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of the men.

For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all;



And taking him, they led him to the Areopagus, saying; Are we able to know what is this new teaching, spoken by thee? For you bring certain strange things to our hearing: therefore we desire to know what these things wish to be. But all the Athenians and itinerant strangers were accustomed to devote their time to nothing else, than to tell something new, or to hear something. read more.
And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring. Then being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that divinity is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the invention of art and the device of man. Then indeed God winking at the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent: as He has appointed a day, in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; giving faith to all, having raised Him from the dead. And having heard the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: others said; We will hear thee concerning this even again. So Paul went out from their midst. But certain men, having adhered to him, believed; among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman Damarias by name, and others along with them.


And after many days Paul said to Barnabas, Having returned let us now visit the brethren in every city in which we preached the word of the Lord, how they are doing. But Barnabas advised to take with them John, also called Mark. But Paul thought that he would not take with them, him who having departed from them from Pamphylia, and not having gone along with them into the work. read more.
But there was a paroxysm, so that they parted from one another, and Barnabas, taking Mark, sailed away into Cyprus. And Paul, having chosen Silas, went out, committed to the grace of the Lord by the brethren; and he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. And he arrived into Derbe and Lystra. And, behold, a certain disciple was there, by name Timothy, the son of a faithful Jewish woman, and a Greek father, who was of good report by the brethren in Lystra and Iconium. Paul wished him to go out with him; and having taken him circumcised him on account of the Jews who were in those places: for they all knew his father that he was a Greek. And while they were traveling through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees which were adjudicated by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem, to keep. Then the churches were indeed strengthened in faith, and abounded in number daily. And they traveled through Phrygia and the Galatian country, being prohibited by the Holy Ghost from speaking the word in Asia. And having come opposite Mysia, they were endeavoring to go on into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; and having come through Mysia they descended into Troas. And a vision was seen by Paul during the night: Some Macedonian man was standing and entreating him and saying, Having come over into Macedonia, help us. And when he saw the vision, we immediately sought to depart into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. And having embarked from Troas, we sailed directly to Samothrace, and on the following day into Neapolis, and thence into Philippi, which is the first city of the Macedonian region, a colony. And we were in that city spending some days. And on the Sabbath day we went out from the gate by the river, where we were accustomed that prayer should be, and having sat down, we spoke to the women having assembled. And a certain woman Lydia by name, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, worshiping God, was hearing us: whose heart the Lord opened to give attention to the words spoken by Paul. And when she and her household were baptized, she entreated us, saying, If you have found me to be faithful to the Lord, having come into my house, abide: and she constrained us. And it came to pass, we going to the prayer, a certain damsel having a spirit of divination met us, who brought much gain to her masters telling fortunes. She, following Paul and us, continued to cry out, saying, These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation. And she continued to do this many days. And Paul, being worn out, and turning round, said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out from her. And he came out the same hour. And her masters seeing that the hope of their gain was gone, arresting Paul and Silas, dragged them into the forum to the rulers, and leading them to the magistrates, said, These men do exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews, and they proclaimed customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, or to do, being Romans. And the crowd stood up together against them: and the magistrates tearing off their garments, commanded the lictors to beat them with rods. And having laid many stripes on them, they cast them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them safely: who, having received such a charge, cast them into the interior prison, and fastened their feet into the wood. But at midnight Paul and Silas, praying, continued to sing praises to God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all were loosed. And the jailer, being awakened, and seeing the doors of the prison open, seizing a sword, was about to kill himself, thinking that his prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are here. And having asked for a light, he sprang in, and being alarmed, he fell down before Paul and Silas, and leading them out said, Sirs, what does it behoove me to do in order that I may be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou and thy household shall be saved. And they spoke to him the word of the Lord, along with all who were in his house. And taking them that hour of the night, he washed the blood from their stripes; and he and his were baptized immediately: and leading them into his house, he set a table by them, and rejoiced throughout his house, having believed in God. But it being day, the magistrates sent the lictors, saying, Send away these men. And the jailer proclaimed these words to Paul, The magistrates have sent word that you may be released: now therefore having gone out, depart in peace. But Paul said to them, Having beaten us publicly uncondemned, being Roman men, they cast us into prison, and now do they cast us out privately? for no; but having come themselves let them lead us out. And the lictors proclaimed these words to the magistrates. And hearing that they are Romans, they were alarmed; and having come they called for them, and leading them out, requested them to go away from their city. And having come out from the prison they came to Lydia, and seeing the brethren, comforted them, and departed. And having traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came into Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And according to custom to Paul, he came in unto them, and for three Sabbaths he expounded unto them from the scriptures, opening and proving, that it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead, and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is the Christ. And certain ones of them were persuaded, and identified themselves with Paul and Silas, and of the pious Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. But the Jews giving away to jealousy, and receiving to themselves certain wicked men of those around the forum, and raising a mob, continued to put the city in an uproar; and assaulting the house of Jason, they were seeking to lead them out to the people: but not finding them, they dragged Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, roaring that, These who have turned the world upside down are also come hither; whom Jason has received: and all these are doing contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another King, Jesus. And they excited the rabble and the city rulers hearing these things; and having received satisfaction from Jason and the others they sent them away. But the brethren immediately sent away both Paul and Silas to Berea by night, who coming into the synagogue of the Jews departed; but these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all enthusiasm, searching the scriptures daily, if these things are so. Then indeed many of them believed, and of the noble Greek women and men, not a few; but when the Jews from Thessalonica knew that the word of God was preached by Paul in Berea, they came thither also, agitating and stirring up the rabbles. But immediately at that time the brethren sent away Paul to travel even to the sea: and Silas and Timothy remained there. But having embarked Paul, they led him even to Athens: and receiving commandment to Silas and Timothy that they should come to him as quickly as possible, they departed from him. But Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, seeing the city devoted to idolatry. Then indeed he spoke to the Jews, and to the worshipers in the synagogue, and to those incidentally meeting him every day in the forum. And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers interviewed him, and some continued to say, What would this babbler wish to say? and others said, He seems to be the propagator of strange divinities: because he was preaching the gospel of Jesus, and the resurrection. And taking him, they led him to the Areopagus, saying; Are we able to know what is this new teaching, spoken by thee? For you bring certain strange things to our hearing: therefore we desire to know what these things wish to be. But all the Athenians and itinerant strangers were accustomed to devote their time to nothing else, than to tell something new, or to hear something. And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring. Then being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that divinity is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the invention of art and the device of man. Then indeed God winking at the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent: as He has appointed a day, in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; giving faith to all, having raised Him from the dead. And having heard the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: others said; We will hear thee concerning this even again. So Paul went out from their midst. But certain men, having adhered to him, believed; among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman Damarias by name, and others along with them. After these things having departed from Athens, he came to Corinth. And having found a certain Jew by name Aquila, a Pontic by race, having recently come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife; because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome: he came to them: and because they were of the same craft, abode with them, and they labored: for they were tentmakers by trade. And he spoke in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks. And when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was straitened with the word, witnessing to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. And they opposing, and blaspheming, shaking his garments, he said to them, Your blood be upon your own head; I am pure: from now I will go to the Gentiles. And having departed thence, he came into the house of a certain Titus, Justus by name, worshiping God, whose house is joined to the synagogue. But Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. And the Lord spoke to Paul in the night through a vision, Fear not, but speak, and be not silent: because I am with thee, and no man shall assault thee to hurt thee: because there is much people to me in this city. And he spent a year and six months teaching the word of God among them. But Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of one accord arose up against Paul, and led him to the tribunal, saying, This one persuades men to worship God contrary to law. And Paul being about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were some injustice or wicked rascality, O Jews, I would bear with you according to reason: but if there are questions about the words and name, and law appertaining to you, yourselves shall see to it; I do not wish to be judge of these things. And he drove them away from the tribunal. And all taking Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, beat him before the tribunal; and nothing of these things was a care to Gallio. And Paul, still remaining some days, having bidden adieu to the brethren, sailed away to Syria, and along with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea; for he had a vow. And they arrived in Ephesus, and he left them there: and himself, having gone into the synagogue, spoke to the Jews. And they asking him to remain a longer time, he did not consent; but having bidden them adieu; and saying, I will return unto you again, God willing; he embarked from Ephesus; and having come into Caesarea, having gone up, and saluted the church, he came down to Antioch;


For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; read more.
and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation;


But Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, seeing the city devoted to idolatry. Then indeed he spoke to the Jews, and to the worshipers in the synagogue, and to those incidentally meeting him every day in the forum. And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers interviewed him, and some continued to say, What would this babbler wish to say? and others said, He seems to be the propagator of strange divinities: because he was preaching the gospel of Jesus, and the resurrection. read more.
And taking him, they led him to the Areopagus, saying; Are we able to know what is this new teaching, spoken by thee? For you bring certain strange things to our hearing: therefore we desire to know what these things wish to be. But all the Athenians and itinerant strangers were accustomed to devote their time to nothing else, than to tell something new, or to hear something. And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring. Then being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that divinity is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the invention of art and the device of man. Then indeed God winking at the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent: as He has appointed a day, in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; giving faith to all, having raised Him from the dead. And having heard the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: others said; We will hear thee concerning this even again. So Paul went out from their midst. But certain men, having adhered to him, believed; among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman Damarias by name, and others along with them.


And after many days Paul said to Barnabas, Having returned let us now visit the brethren in every city in which we preached the word of the Lord, how they are doing. But Barnabas advised to take with them John, also called Mark. But Paul thought that he would not take with them, him who having departed from them from Pamphylia, and not having gone along with them into the work. read more.
But there was a paroxysm, so that they parted from one another, and Barnabas, taking Mark, sailed away into Cyprus. And Paul, having chosen Silas, went out, committed to the grace of the Lord by the brethren; and he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. And he arrived into Derbe and Lystra. And, behold, a certain disciple was there, by name Timothy, the son of a faithful Jewish woman, and a Greek father, who was of good report by the brethren in Lystra and Iconium. Paul wished him to go out with him; and having taken him circumcised him on account of the Jews who were in those places: for they all knew his father that he was a Greek. And while they were traveling through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees which were adjudicated by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem, to keep. Then the churches were indeed strengthened in faith, and abounded in number daily. And they traveled through Phrygia and the Galatian country, being prohibited by the Holy Ghost from speaking the word in Asia. And having come opposite Mysia, they were endeavoring to go on into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; and having come through Mysia they descended into Troas. And a vision was seen by Paul during the night: Some Macedonian man was standing and entreating him and saying, Having come over into Macedonia, help us. And when he saw the vision, we immediately sought to depart into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. And having embarked from Troas, we sailed directly to Samothrace, and on the following day into Neapolis, and thence into Philippi, which is the first city of the Macedonian region, a colony. And we were in that city spending some days. And on the Sabbath day we went out from the gate by the river, where we were accustomed that prayer should be, and having sat down, we spoke to the women having assembled. And a certain woman Lydia by name, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, worshiping God, was hearing us: whose heart the Lord opened to give attention to the words spoken by Paul. And when she and her household were baptized, she entreated us, saying, If you have found me to be faithful to the Lord, having come into my house, abide: and she constrained us. And it came to pass, we going to the prayer, a certain damsel having a spirit of divination met us, who brought much gain to her masters telling fortunes. She, following Paul and us, continued to cry out, saying, These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation. And she continued to do this many days. And Paul, being worn out, and turning round, said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out from her. And he came out the same hour. And her masters seeing that the hope of their gain was gone, arresting Paul and Silas, dragged them into the forum to the rulers, and leading them to the magistrates, said, These men do exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews, and they proclaimed customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, or to do, being Romans. And the crowd stood up together against them: and the magistrates tearing off their garments, commanded the lictors to beat them with rods. And having laid many stripes on them, they cast them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them safely: who, having received such a charge, cast them into the interior prison, and fastened their feet into the wood. But at midnight Paul and Silas, praying, continued to sing praises to God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all were loosed. And the jailer, being awakened, and seeing the doors of the prison open, seizing a sword, was about to kill himself, thinking that his prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are here. And having asked for a light, he sprang in, and being alarmed, he fell down before Paul and Silas, and leading them out said, Sirs, what does it behoove me to do in order that I may be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou and thy household shall be saved. And they spoke to him the word of the Lord, along with all who were in his house. And taking them that hour of the night, he washed the blood from their stripes; and he and his were baptized immediately: and leading them into his house, he set a table by them, and rejoiced throughout his house, having believed in God. But it being day, the magistrates sent the lictors, saying, Send away these men. And the jailer proclaimed these words to Paul, The magistrates have sent word that you may be released: now therefore having gone out, depart in peace. But Paul said to them, Having beaten us publicly uncondemned, being Roman men, they cast us into prison, and now do they cast us out privately? for no; but having come themselves let them lead us out. And the lictors proclaimed these words to the magistrates. And hearing that they are Romans, they were alarmed; and having come they called for them, and leading them out, requested them to go away from their city. And having come out from the prison they came to Lydia, and seeing the brethren, comforted them, and departed. And having traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came into Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And according to custom to Paul, he came in unto them, and for three Sabbaths he expounded unto them from the scriptures, opening and proving, that it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead, and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is the Christ. And certain ones of them were persuaded, and identified themselves with Paul and Silas, and of the pious Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. But the Jews giving away to jealousy, and receiving to themselves certain wicked men of those around the forum, and raising a mob, continued to put the city in an uproar; and assaulting the house of Jason, they were seeking to lead them out to the people: but not finding them, they dragged Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, roaring that, These who have turned the world upside down are also come hither; whom Jason has received: and all these are doing contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another King, Jesus. And they excited the rabble and the city rulers hearing these things; and having received satisfaction from Jason and the others they sent them away. But the brethren immediately sent away both Paul and Silas to Berea by night, who coming into the synagogue of the Jews departed; but these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all enthusiasm, searching the scriptures daily, if these things are so. Then indeed many of them believed, and of the noble Greek women and men, not a few; but when the Jews from Thessalonica knew that the word of God was preached by Paul in Berea, they came thither also, agitating and stirring up the rabbles. But immediately at that time the brethren sent away Paul to travel even to the sea: and Silas and Timothy remained there. But having embarked Paul, they led him even to Athens: and receiving commandment to Silas and Timothy that they should come to him as quickly as possible, they departed from him. But Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, seeing the city devoted to idolatry. Then indeed he spoke to the Jews, and to the worshipers in the synagogue, and to those incidentally meeting him every day in the forum. And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers interviewed him, and some continued to say, What would this babbler wish to say? and others said, He seems to be the propagator of strange divinities: because he was preaching the gospel of Jesus, and the resurrection. And taking him, they led him to the Areopagus, saying; Are we able to know what is this new teaching, spoken by thee? For you bring certain strange things to our hearing: therefore we desire to know what these things wish to be. But all the Athenians and itinerant strangers were accustomed to devote their time to nothing else, than to tell something new, or to hear something. And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring. Then being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that divinity is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the invention of art and the device of man. Then indeed God winking at the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent: as He has appointed a day, in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; giving faith to all, having raised Him from the dead. And having heard the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: others said; We will hear thee concerning this even again. So Paul went out from their midst. But certain men, having adhered to him, believed; among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman Damarias by name, and others along with them. After these things having departed from Athens, he came to Corinth. And having found a certain Jew by name Aquila, a Pontic by race, having recently come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife; because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome: he came to them: and because they were of the same craft, abode with them, and they labored: for they were tentmakers by trade. And he spoke in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks. And when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was straitened with the word, witnessing to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. And they opposing, and blaspheming, shaking his garments, he said to them, Your blood be upon your own head; I am pure: from now I will go to the Gentiles. And having departed thence, he came into the house of a certain Titus, Justus by name, worshiping God, whose house is joined to the synagogue. But Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. And the Lord spoke to Paul in the night through a vision, Fear not, but speak, and be not silent: because I am with thee, and no man shall assault thee to hurt thee: because there is much people to me in this city. And he spent a year and six months teaching the word of God among them. But Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of one accord arose up against Paul, and led him to the tribunal, saying, This one persuades men to worship God contrary to law. And Paul being about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were some injustice or wicked rascality, O Jews, I would bear with you according to reason: but if there are questions about the words and name, and law appertaining to you, yourselves shall see to it; I do not wish to be judge of these things. And he drove them away from the tribunal. And all taking Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, beat him before the tribunal; and nothing of these things was a care to Gallio. And Paul, still remaining some days, having bidden adieu to the brethren, sailed away to Syria, and along with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea; for he had a vow. And they arrived in Ephesus, and he left them there: and himself, having gone into the synagogue, spoke to the Jews. And they asking him to remain a longer time, he did not consent; but having bidden them adieu; and saying, I will return unto you again, God willing; he embarked from Ephesus; and having come into Caesarea, having gone up, and saluted the church, he came down to Antioch;


Therefore indeed having assembled, they asked Him saying, Lord, do you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? He said to them; It is not your province, to know the times or seasons, which the Father placed in His own authority.


For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; read more.
and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation;


Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the one having blessed us with all spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ: as he elected us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless in his presence. in love having predestinated us unto the adoption of sons unto himself through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,


And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; read more.
neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring. Then being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that divinity is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the invention of art and the device of man. Then indeed God winking at the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent: as He has appointed a day, in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; giving faith to all, having raised Him from the dead.






For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all; read more.
and of (one) man he created every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined their predestinated times, and the boundaries of their habitation; that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you. For in him we live and move and have our being, as indeed certain ones of your own poets have said, For we are truly his offspring.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God has revealed it to them: for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are seen, being known by the things which are made, even His eternal power and divinity; so that they are without excuse:

But they have not all heard the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report? Then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. But I say, Have they not all heard? Yea, truly, Their sound has gone out into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.



On many occasions and in many ways in the olden time, God having spoken to the fathers through the prophets, at the last of these days has spoken to us through his Son, whom he put forth the heir of all things, and through whom he created the ages;

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him nothing was made, that has been made. read more.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of the men. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man having been sent from God, whose name was John; The same came for a witness, that he might bear witness concerning the light, in order that all through him might believe. He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness concerning the light. That was the true light, which lighteth every man, coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.




For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all;


And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, Athenian men, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping. God having made the world and all things which are in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; read more.
neither is he worshiped by human hands, as if needing something, Himself having given life, and breath, and all things to all;







For going through, and seeing your devotions, I also found an altar on which it was superscribed, To THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore I now preach unto you Him whom you are ignorantly worshiping.