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1. And after journeying through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of Jews.

2. And as was the custom with Paul, he went in to them and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

3. Expounding and demonstrating that it was necessary for Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and testifying, “This Jesus, Whom I am proclaiming to you, is the Christ.”

4. Now some of them were convinced, and joined themselves to Paul and Silas, including a great multitude of devout Greeks, and of the chief women not a few.

5. But the unbelieving Jews became envious and took to them certain evil men of the baser sort; and when they had gathered a huge crowd, they set the city in an uproar; and they assaulted the house of Jason, looking for Paul and Silas, to bring them out to the people.

6. And when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and certain brethren before the city magistrates, crying out, “Those who have set the whole world in confusion have come here also,

7. Whom Jason has received; and these all do what is contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”

8. And they caused great agitation among the people and the city magistrates, who heard these things.

9. But after taking security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

10. Then the brethren immediately sent away by night to Berea both Paul and Silas, who, when they arrived, went into the synagogue of the Jews.

11. Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the Word with all readiness of mind and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

12. As a result, a great number of them believed, including not a few of the honorable Greek women and men.

13. But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the Word of God in Berea also, they came there to stir up the multitude.

14. Then the brethren immediately sent Paul away, as if he were going to the sea; but both Silas and Timothy remained there.

15. Now those who were conducting Paul brought him to Athens; and after receiving Paul’s command to Silas and Timothy to come to him as quickly as possible, they departed.

16. But while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he saw that the city was wholly given to idolatry, and his spirit was sorely moved within him.

17. Because of this, he reasoned earnestly in the synagogue with the Jews and those who worshiped there, and daily in the marketplace with those who met with him.

18. Then some philosophers of the Epicureans and the Stoics encountered him. And some of them said, “What will this babbler have to say?” And some said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign gods,” because he was preaching to them the gospel of Jesus and the resurrection.

19. And they took him and brought him to Mars’ hill, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that is spoken by you?

20. For you are bringing certain strange things to our ears. So then, we desire to know what these things mean.”

21. (Now all the Athenians and the strangers sojourning among them spent their leisure in nothing other than to tell and to hear something new.)

22. Then Paul stood in the center of Mars’ hill and said, “Men, Athenians, I perceive that in all things you are very reverent to deities;

23. For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your veneration, I also found an altar on which was inscribed, ‘To an unknown God.’ So then, He Whom you worship in ignorance is the One that I proclaim to you.

24. He is the God Who made the world and all things that are in it. Being the Lord of heaven and earth, He does not dwell in temples made by hands;

25. Nor is He served by the hands of men, as though He needs anything, for He gives to all life and breath and all things.

26. And He made of one blood all the nations of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having determined beforehand their appointed times and the boundaries of their dwelling;

27. In order that they might seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after Him and might find Him; though truly, He is not far from each one of us,

28. For in Him we live and move and have our being; as some of the poets among you also have said, ‘For we are His offspring.’

29. Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we should not think that the Godhead is like that which is made of gold, or silver, or stone—a graven thing of art devised by the imagination of man;

30. For although God has indeed overlooked the times of this ignorance, He now commands all men everywhere to repent,

31. Because He has set a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man Whom He has appointed, having given proof to all by raising Him from the dead.”

32. And after hearing about the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but some said, “We will hear you again concerning this matter.”

33. And so Paul went out from among them.

34. But certain ones who believed joined themselves to him, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

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AndG1161
CONJ
after journeying throughG1353
V-AAP-NPM
G3588
T-ASF
AmphipolisG295
N-ASF-L
andG2532
CONJ
G3588
T-ASF
Apollonia,G624
N-ASF-L
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V-2AAI-3P
toG1519
PREP
Thessalonica,G2332
N-ASF-L
whereG3699
ADV
there wasG2258
V-IXI-3S
a synagogueG4864
N-NSF
of theG3588
T-GPM
Jews.G2453
A-GPM-PG

ButG1161
CONJ
theG3588
T-NPM
unbelievingG544
V-PAP-NPM
JewsG2453
A-NPM-PG
became enviousG2206
V-AAP-NPM
andG2532
CONJ
took to themG4355
V-2AMP-NPM
certainG5100
X-APM
evilG4190
A-APM
menG435
N-APM
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T-GPM
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A-GPM
andG2532
CONJ
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V-AAP-NPM
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T-ASF
cityG4172
N-ASF
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V-IAI-3P
andG5037
PRT
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V-2AAP-NPM
theG3588
T-DSF
houseG3614
N-DSF
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N-GSM-P
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V-IAI-3P
Paul and Silas,G846
P-APM
toG1519
PREP
bring them outG71
V-2AAN
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T-ASM
people.G1218
N-ASM

And whenG1161
CONJ
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PRT-N
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V-2AAP-NPM
them,G846
P-APM
they draggedG4951
V-IAI-3P
G3588
T-ASM
JasonG2394
N-ASM-P
andG2532
CONJ
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X-APM
brethrenG80
N-APM
beforeG1909
PREP
theG3588
T-APM
city magistrates,G4173
N-APM
crying out,G994
V-PAP-NPM
G3754
CONJ
"ThoseG3778
D-NPM
whoG3588
T-NPM
have set the wholeG3588
T-ASF
worldG3625
N-ASF
in confusionG387
V-AAP-NPM
have comeG3918
V-PAI-3P
hereG1759
ADV
also,G2532
CONJ

AndG1161
CONJ
they caused great agitationG5015
V-AAI-3P
among theG3588
T-ASM
peopleG3793
N-ASM
andG2532
CONJ
theG3588
T-APM
city magistrates,G4173
N-APM
who heardG191
V-PAP-APM
these things.G5023
D-APN

(NowG1161
CONJ
allG3956
A-NPM
the AtheniansG117
A-NPM
andG2532
CONJ
theG3588
T-NPM
strangersG3581
A-NPM
sojourningG1927
V-PAP-NPM
among them spent their leisureG2119
V-IAI-3P
inG1519
PREP
nothingG3762
A-ASN
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A-ASN
thanG2228
CONJ
to tellG3004
V-PAN
andG2532
CONJ
to hearG191
V-PAN
somethingG5100
X-ASN
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A-ASN-C

ThenG1161
CONJ
G3588
T-NSM
PaulG3972
N-NSM-P
stoodG2476
V-APP-NSM
inG1722
PREP
the centerG3319
A-DSN
G3588
T-GSM
of Mars' hillG697
N-GSM-L
and said,G5346
V-IAI-3S
"Men,G435
N-VPM
Athenians,G117
A-VPM
I perceiveG2334
V-PAI-1S
thatG5613
ADV
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PREP
all thingsG3956
A-APN
youG5209
P-2AP
are very reverent to deities;G1174
A-APM-C

ForG1063
CONJ
as I was passing throughG1330
V-PNP-NSM
andG2532
CONJ
observingG333
V-PAP-NSM
theG3588
T-APN
objects of yourG5216
P-2GP
veneration,G4574
N-APN
I alsoG2532
CONJ
foundG2147
V-2AAI-1S
an altarG1041
N-ASM
onG1722
PREP
whichG3739
R-ASN
was inscribed,G1924
V-LPI-3S
'To an unknownG57
A-DSM
God.'G2316
N-DSM
So then,G3767
CONJ
He WhomG3739
R-DSM
you worshipG2151
V-PAI-2P
in ignoranceG50
V-PAP-NPM
is the OneG5126
D-ASM
that IG1473
P-1NS
proclaimG2605
V-PAI-1S
to you.G5213
P-2DP

In order that they might seekG2212
V-PAN
theG3588
T-ASM
Lord,G2962
N-ASM
ifG1487
PRT
perhapsG686
CONJ
they might feelG5584
V-AAO-3P
after HimG846
P-ASM
andG2532
CONJ
might find Him;G2147
V-2AAO-3P
thoughG2544
CONJ
truly,G1065
PRT
He isG5225
V-PAP-ASM
notG3756
PRT-N
farG3112
ADV
fromG575
PREP
eachG1538
A-GSM
oneG1520
A-GSM
of us,G2257
P-1GP

Therefore,G3767
CONJ
since we areG5225
V-PAP-NPM
the offspringG1085
N-NSN
G3588
T-GSM
of God,G2316
N-GSM
we shouldG3784
V-PAI-1P
notG3756
PRT-N
thinkG3543
V-PAN
that theG3588
T-ASN
GodheadG2304
A-ASN
isG1511
V-PXN
likeG3664
A-ASN
that which is made of gold,G5557
N-DSM
orG2228
CONJ
silver,G696
N-DSM
orG2228
CONJ
stone—G3037
N-DSM
a graven thingG5480
N-DSN
of artG5078
N-GSF
devised byG2532
CONJ
the imaginationG1761
N-GSF
of man;G444
N-GSM

AndG1161
CONJ
after hearingG191
V-AAP-NPM
about the resurrectionG386
N-ASF
of the dead,G3498
A-GPM
someG3588
T-NPM
G3303
PRT
mocked;G5512
V-IAI-3P
butG1161
CONJ
someG3588
T-NPM
said,G2036
V-2AAI-3P
"We will hearG191
V-FDI-1P
youG4675
P-2GS
againG3825
ADV
concerningG4012
PREP
this matter."G5127
D-GSN

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