Bible: Acts 17:16-21

Paul at Athens

17:16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, 1  his spirit was greatly upset 2  because he saw 3  the city was full of idols. 17:17 So he was addressing 4  the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles 5  in the synagogue, 6  and in the marketplace every day 7  those who happened to be there. 17:18 Also some of the Epicurean 8  and Stoic 9  philosophers were conversing 10  with him, and some were asking, 11 What does this foolish babbler 12  want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods.” 13  (They said this because he was proclaiming the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.) 14  17:19 So they took Paul and 15  brought him to the Areopagus, 16  saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are proclaiming? 17:20 For you are bringing some surprising things 17  to our ears, so we want to know what they 18  mean.” 17:21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there used to spend their time 19  in nothing else than telling 20  or listening to something new.) 21 

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