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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Acts 17:16–18

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Paul at Athens

16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at aAthens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols.

17 So he was reasoning ain the synagogue with the Jews and bthe God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.

18 And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were 1conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would athis 2idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching bJesus and the resurrection.

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Or disputing

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I.e. one who makes his living by picking up scraps

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