Thematic Bible: Acts 17

Acts 17:1 (show verse)

And having passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:

Acts 17:2 (show verse)

And according to custom to Paul, he went in to them, and upon three sabbaths discussed with them from the writings,

Acts 17:3 (show verse)

Opening and setting before, that it was necessary for Christ to suffer, and rise from, the dead; and that this is Christ Jesus, whom I announce to you.

Acts 17:4 (show verse)

And certain of them were persuaded, and were assigned by lot to Paul and Silas; and of worshipping Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the first women.

Acts 17:5 (show verse)

And the unbelieving Jews, having been jealous, and having taken certain evil men of the vulgar, and excited to tumult, they disturbed the city by loud noise, and having stood against the house of Jason, they sought to bring them to the populace.

Acts 17:6 (show verse)

And not having found them, they drew Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, crying, That those having subverted the habitable globe, these also are present here;

Acts 17:7 (show verse)

Which Jason has received: and these all do opposite to Caesar's enactments, saying, There is another king, Jesus.

Acts 17:8 (show verse)

And they troubled the crowd and rulers of the city, having heard these.

Acts 17:9 (show verse)

And having taken sufficient of Jason, and the rest, they loosed them.

Acts 17:10 (show verse)

And the brethren quickly sent out both Paul and Silas by night to Berea: who arriving went away to the synagogue of the Jews.

Acts 17:11 (show verse)

And they were of more noble birth than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all willingness, and examined the writings daily, if these things might hold thus.

Acts 17:12 (show verse)

Therefore truly many of them believed; and of the distinguished Grecian women, and of men, not few.

Acts 17:13 (show verse)

And when the Jews from Thessalonica heard that also in Berea the word of God was announced by Paul, they came there also, agitating the crowd.

Acts 17:14 (show verse)

And quickly the brethren sent away Paul to go as by the sea: and both Silas and Timothy remained there.

Acts 17:15 (show verse)

And they conveying Paul brought him even to Athens: and having taken a command to Silas and Timothy that now they might come to him most speedily, they departed.

Acts 17:16 (show verse)

And Paul waiting for them among the Athenians, his spirit was excited in him, seeing the city being addicted to idol worship.

Acts 17:17 (show verse)

Therefore truly he discussed in the synagogue with Jews, and those worshipping, and in the assembly in every day with those being present.

Acts 17:18 (show verse)

And certain of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers deliberated with him. And certain said, What may this idle, talkative man wish to say? and others, He seems to be a declarer of strange demons: because he announced to them good news, and the rising up.

Acts 17:19 (show verse)

And having taken him, they brought upon Mars' hill, saying, Can we know what this new teaching is, spoken by thee?

Acts 17:20 (show verse)

For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we wish therefore to know what these things may be.

Acts 17:21 (show verse)

(And all the Athenians and strangers being present, passed time in nothing else but to say or hear some thing new.)

Acts 17:22 (show verse)

And Paul having stood in the midst of Mars' hill, said, Men, Athenians, I see that in all things ye have a superstitious fear of divinity.

Acts 17:23 (show verse)

For having passed by, and beholding your venerations, I found also an altar upon which was inscribed, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom not knowing therefore ye reverence, him I announce to you.

Acts 17:24 (show verse)

God having made the world and all things in it, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made by hands;

Acts 17:25 (show verse)

Nor is served by men's hands, standing in need of anything, he giving to all life, and breath, and all things.

Acts 17:26 (show verse)

And he made of one blood every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having limited the times before arranged, and the bounds of their habitation;

Acts 17:27 (show verse)

To seek the Lord, if perchance indeed they have felt for him, and found, although not being far from each one of us:

Acts 17:28 (show verse)

For in him we live, and move, and are; as certain of the composers among you have said, For we also are his race.

Acts 17:29 (show verse)

Being therefore the posterity of God, we ought not to think gold, or silver, or stone, an engraving of art, or meditation of man, the divinity to be like.

Acts 17:30 (show verse)

Therefore truly, God having overlooked the times of ignorance, now announces to all men everywhere to repent:

Acts 17:31 (show verse)

Wherefore he set a day, in which he is about to judge the habitable globe in justice by the man whom he appointed; having offered faith to all, having raised him from the dead.

Acts 17:32 (show verse)

And having heard of the rising up of the dead, they treated with mockery; and said, We will hear thee again concerning this.

Acts 17:33 (show verse)

And so Paul went forth from the midst of them.

Acts 17:34 (show verse)

And certain men having joined him, believed: among whom also Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman by name Damaris, and others with them.