they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to 1aThessalonica
, where there was a 2bsynagogue
of the Jews.
according to his acustom
in to them, and on three Sabbaths he reasoned with them from the bScriptures
and setting before them
that the Christ had to asuffer
from the dead, and saying,
This is the cChrist
, the Jesus whom I announce to you.
of them were persuaded and 1were
joined to Paul and bSilas
, as well as a great multitude of the cdevout dGreeks
, and of the chief ewomen
not a few.
the Jews, becoming ajealous
and taking along some evil men from among the loafers in the marketplace, gathered a crowd and bset
the city in an uproar; and coming upon the house of cJason
, they sought to bring them to the populace.
when they did not find them, they adragged
Jason and some brothers before the city officials, shouting, These men who have bupset
have come here also,
Jason has welcomed; and these all act contrary to the decrees of aCaesar
, saying that there is another bking
they stirred up the crowd and the city officials, who listened to these things.
when they had taken bail from Jason and the rest, they released them.
immediately sent Paul and Silas away during the night to Berea, who, when they arrived, went off into the bsynagogue
of the Jews.
these people were more 1noble
than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all eagerness, aexamining
the Scriptures daily to see
whether these things were so.
many of them believed, and there were
not a few Greek awomen
of high standing and men.
when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been announced by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, aagitating
and stirring up the crowds.
Sent by the brothers
immediately the abrothers
then sent Paul off, to bgo
as far as the sea; and Silas and cTimothy
those who conducted Paul brought him
as far as 1aAthens
; and receiving a command for Silas and bTimothy
to come to him as quickly as possible, they went off.
Reasoning with the Jews and confronting the Gentile philosophers
while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, ahis 1spirit
was provoked within him as he beheld that the city was 2bfull
reasoned therefore in the asynagogue
with the Jews and the bdevout
, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.
some of the 1Epicurean
philosophers also confronted him. And some said, What would this 3babbler
wish to say? And others, He seems to be an announcer of foreign 4deities
— because he was aannouncing
Jesus and the bresurrection
as the gospel.
Preaching on the Areopagus
they took hold of him and led him
to the 1aAreopagus
, saying, May we know what this bnew
teaching is which is being spoken by you?
you are bringing astrange
things to our ears. We intend to know therefore 1what
these things mean.
(Now all the Athenians and the foreigners sojourning there
spent their time on nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)
Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, 1Men
of Athens, I observe that in every way you 2very
much revere your deities.
while I was passing through and carefully observing the objects of your aworship
, I even found an altar on which was inscribed, To An UNKNOWN God. What therefore you worship bwithout
knowing, this I announce to you.
the world and all things in it, this One, being bLord
of heaven and earth, does cnot
dwell in temples made with hands;
is He served by human hands as though He needed anything in addition, since He Himself gives to all life and abreath
and all things.
He made from 1one aevery
nation of men to dwell on all the bface
of the earth, determining beforehand their 2appointed
seasons and the cboundaries
of their dwelling,
they might aseek
God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him,
even though He is 1bnot
far from each one of us;
Him we live and move and are, as even some 2poets
among you have said, For we are also 3His 4race
then the race of God, we ought not to suppose that 1what
is divine is like agold
or silver or stone, like
an engraving of art and 2thought
, having overlooked the atimes
, God now 1charges
all men everywhere to crepent
He has set a 1aday
in which He is to bjudge
the world in righteousness by the man whom He has designated, having furnished 2proof
to all by craising
Him from the dead.
when they heard of a aresurrection
of the dead, some bscoffed
; and others said, We will hear you yet cagain
Paul went out from their midst.
some men ajoined
him and believed, among whom also was Dionysius the bAreopagite
and a woman named Damaris and others with them.