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Acts 17:1 (show verse)

As they made their journey through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica where was a synagogue of the Jews.

Acts 17:2 (show verse)

And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them: and three Sabbath days declared out of the scripture unto them,

Acts 17:3 (show verse)

opening and alleging that Christ must needs have suffered and risen again from death. And that this Jesus was Christ, whom, said he, "I preach to you."

Acts 17:4 (show verse)

And some of them believed and came and companied with Paul and Silas. Also of the honorable Greeks, a great multitude; and of the chief women, not a few.

Acts 17:5 (show verse)

But the Jews which believed not, having indignation, took unto them evil men which were vagabonds, and gathered a company, and set all the city on a roar, and made assault unto the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

Acts 17:6 (show verse)

But when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the heads of the city crying, "These that trouble the world are come hither also,

Acts 17:7 (show verse)

which Jason hath received privily. And these all do contrary to the elders of Caesar, affirming another King: one Jesus."

Acts 17:8 (show verse)

And they troubled the people and the officers of the city when they heard these things.

Acts 17:9 (show verse)

And when they were sufficiently answered of Jason, and of the others they let them go.

Acts 17:10 (show verse)

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul, and Silas by night unto Berea. Which, when they were come thither, they entered into the Synagogue of the Jews.

Acts 17:11 (show verse)

These were the noblest of birth among them of Thessalonica, which received the word with all diligence of mind, and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were even so.

Acts 17:12 (show verse)

And many of them believed, also of worshipful women which were Greeks; and of men, not a few.

Acts 17:13 (show verse)

When the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came there and moved the people:

Acts 17:14 (show verse)

and then, by and by, the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea. But Silas and Timothy abode there still.

Acts 17:15 (show verse)

And they that guided Paul brought him unto Athens, and received a commandment unto Silas and Timothy for to come to him at once. And came their way.

Acts 17:16 (show verse)

While Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was moved in him to see the city given to worshipping of images.

Acts 17:17 (show verse)

Then he disputed in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons; And in the market daily with them that came unto him.

Acts 17:18 (show verse)

Certain Philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, disputed with him. And some there were which said, "What will this babbler say?" Others said, "He seemeth to be a tidings-bringer of new devils," because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

Acts 17:19 (show verse)

And they took him, and brought him into Mars Street, saying, "May we not know what is this new doctrine whereof thou speakest?

Acts 17:20 (show verse)

For thou bringest strange tidings to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean."

Acts 17:21 (show verse)

For all the Athenians and strangers which were there gave themselves to nothing else, but either to tell or to hear new tidings.

Acts 17:22 (show verse)

Paul stood in the midst of Mars Street and said, "Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

Acts 17:23 (show verse)

For as I passed by and beheld the manner how ye worship your gods, I found an altar wherein was written, Unto the unknown God. Whom ye then ignorantly worship, him show I unto you:

Acts 17:24 (show verse)

God, that made the world, and all that are in it, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, he dwelleth not in temples made with hands,

Acts 17:25 (show verse)

neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed of any thing. Seeing he himself giveth life and breath to all men everywhere,

Acts 17:26 (show verse)

and hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth; and hath assigned before: how long time, and also the ends of their inhabitation.

Acts 17:27 (show verse)

That they should seek God, if they might feel and find him: though he be not far from every one of us.

Acts 17:28 (show verse)

For in him we live, move, and have our being, as certain of your own poets said. For we are also his generation.

Acts 17:29 (show verse)

Forasmuch then as we are the generation of God, we ought not to think that the godhead is like unto gold, silver, or stone, graven by craft and imagination of man.

Acts 17:30 (show verse)

And the time of this ignorance God regarded not: but now he biddeth all men everywhere to repent,

Acts 17:31 (show verse)

because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world according to righteousness, by that man, whom he hath appointed, and hath offered faith to all men, after that he had raised him from death."

Acts 17:32 (show verse)

When they heard of the resurrection from death, some mocked, and others said, "We will hear thee again of this matter."

Acts 17:33 (show verse)

So Paul departed from among them.

Acts 17:34 (show verse)

Howbeit, certain men clave unto Paul and believed, among the which was Dionysius a senator, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.