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1 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to aThessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
5 But athe Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of bJason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
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.
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.
21 (Now all the Athenians and the strangers avisiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)
23 “For while I was passing through and examining the aobjects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ Therefore what byou worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.
25 nor is He served by human hands, aas though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, athough He is not far from each one of us;
29 “Being then the children of God, we aought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.
34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the aAreopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.
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