Thematic Bible

Acts 17:1 (show verse)

AND travelling through Amphipolis and Apollonia they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.

Acts 17:2 (show verse)

And according to his custom Paul went in to them, and reasoned with them three sabbaths from the Scriptures,

Acts 17:3 (show verse)

explaining and asserting that the Christ ought to suffer and to rise from the dead; and that this Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ.

Acts 17:4 (show verse)

And some of them believed and adhered to Paul and Silas; of the pious Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

Acts 17:5 (show verse)

But the unbelieving Jews taking certain base men of those about the markets, and exciting a mob, disturbed the city; and coming to the house of Jason sought to bring them out to the people;

Acts 17:6 (show verse)

but not finding them, they dragged Jason and some brothers to the rulers of the city, crying, These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also,

Acts 17:7 (show verse)

and Jason has received them; and they all do things contrary to the ordinances of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.

Acts 17:8 (show verse)

And they excited the multitude and the rulers of the city hearing these things,

Acts 17:9 (show verse)

and taking security of Jason and the rest they let them go.

Acts 17:10 (show verse)

And the brothers immediately, by night, sent away Paul and Silas to Berea; and when they came they went into the synagogue of the Jews;

Acts 17:11 (show verse)

but these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all readiness, examining the Scriptures daily [to see] if these things were so.

Acts 17:12 (show verse)

Many of them therefore believed, both of honorable Grecian women, and of men not a few.

Acts 17:13 (show verse)

And when the Jews in Thessalonica knew that the word of God was preached by Paul at Berea, they came there exciting the multitudes.

Acts 17:14 (show verse)

Then the brothers immediately sent Paul away, as if to go by sea; but Silas and Timothy remained there.

Acts 17:15 (show verse)

And those conducting Paul brought him to Athens, and receiving a charge to Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.

Acts 17:16 (show verse)

And while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was moved within him as he saw the city wholly devoted to idolatry.

Acts 17:17 (show verse)

Then he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and those that were pious, and in the market every day with those he met.

Acts 17:18 (show verse)

And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers disputed with him, and some said, What does this trifler mean to say? And others, He seems to be a preacher of strange demons; because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 17:19 (show verse)

And laying hold of him they brought him to the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is which is taught by you?

Acts 17:20 (show verse)

for you bring certain strange things to our ears; we wish therefore to know what these things mean.

Acts 17:21 (show verse)

And all the Athenians and the strangers living there spend their leisure in nothing else but telling or hearing something new.

Acts 17:22 (show verse)

And Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus said, Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are extremely devoted to the worship of demons.

Acts 17:23 (show verse)

For as I passed through, and observed your objects of worship, I found also an altar on which was inscribed, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. What therefore you worship as unknown, this I declare to you.

Acts 17:24 (show verse)

The God who made the world and all things in it, this [God] being Lord of heaven and earth dwells not in temples made with hands,

Acts 17:25 (show verse)

neither is he served by the hands of men as needing any thing, since he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

Acts 17:26 (show verse)

and he made of one blood every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, determining their appointed times and the bounds of their habitation,

Acts 17:27 (show verse)

that they should seek God, if perhaps they might feel after and find him, and indeed he is not far from every one of us.

Acts 17:28 (show verse)

For in him we live, and move, and are; as some also of your own poets have said, For we are his offspring.

Acts 17:29 (show verse)

Being therefore an offspring of God, we ought not to think the Deity to be like gold or silver or stone, a work of art and human device.

Acts 17:30 (show verse)

Overlooking therefore the times of ignorance, God now commands all men everywhere to change their minds,

Acts 17:31 (show verse)

because he has appointed a day in which he is about to judge the world in righteousness, by the man whom he has appointed, giving assurance to all by raising him from the dead.

Acts 17:32 (show verse)

But when they heard of a resurrection of the dead, some scoffed; but others said, We will hear you again of this.

Acts 17:33 (show verse)

So Paul went out from the midst of them;

Acts 17:34 (show verse)

but certain men adhering to him believed, among whom were Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.