Acts 17

1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went ain unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 3 Opening and alleging, bthat Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. 4 dAnd some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and cSilas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

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 eJason, and sought to bring them out to the people. 6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, fThese that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; 7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all gdo contrary to the decrees of Caesar, hsaying that there is another king, one Jesus. 8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.

10 And ithe brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and jsearched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. 13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, kthey came thither also, and stirred up the people. 14 lAnd then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. 15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and mreceiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.

16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, nhis spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 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. 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. 19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 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.)

22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are otoo superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, pTO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 sGod that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is rLord of heaven and earth, qdwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, uas though he needed any thing, seeing the giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And vhath 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 wthe bounds of their habitation; 27 xThat they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, ythough he be not far from every one of us: 28 For ain him we live, and move, and have our being; zas certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, bwe ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30 And cthe times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which dhe 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.

32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. 33 So Paul departed from among them. 34 eHowbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

 
Cross Ref
2aLuk 4:16
Act 8:37
Act 9:20
Act 14:1
Act 16:13
3bHeb 2:8-10
Gal 3:1
Act 18:28
Zec 13:7
Isa 53
Psa 22
4cAct 15:40
Act 15:32
Act 15:27
Act 15:22
dAct 28:24
5eRom 16:21
6f1 Kin 18:17
7gEzr 4:12
hLuk 23:2
1 Pet 2:13
10iAct 9:25
11jLuk 16:29
Isa 34:16
13kLuk 11:52
1 The 2:15
14lMat 10:23
15mAct 18:5
16n2 Pet 2:8
Mar 3:5
Psa 119:158
Exo 32:19-20
22oJer 50:38
23pPsa 147:20
Eph 2:12
24qAct 7:48
rMat 11:25
sHeb 1:1-2
Act 14:15
Isa 40:28
Isa 40:12
Psa 146:5-6
25tDan 4:35
Isa 42:5
Num 16:22
uPsa 50:8
26vDeu 30:20
wDeu 32:8
27xRom 1:20
y1 Kin 8:27
Jer 23:24
28zTit 1:12
aHeb 1:3
Col 1:17
1 Sam 25:29
29bIsa 40:18
30cRom 3:25
Luk 24:47
31dRom 2:16
34eRom 11:5