Bible: Acts 17:22-34
17:22 So Paul stood 1 before the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious 2 in all respects. 3 17:23 For as I went around and observed closely your objects of worship, 4 I even found an altar with this inscription: 5 ‘To an unknown god.’ Therefore what you worship without knowing it, 6 this I proclaim to you. 17:24 The God who made the world and everything in it, 7 who is 8 Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands, 9 17:25 nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed anything, 10 because he himself gives life and breath and everything to everyone. 11 17:26 From one man 12 he made every nation of the human race 13 to inhabit the entire earth, 14 determining their set times 15 and the fixed limits of the places where they would live, 16 17:27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope around 17 for him and find him, 18 though he is 19 not far from each one of us. 17:28 For in him we live and move about 20 and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’ 21 17:29 So since we are God’s offspring, we should not think the deity 22 is like gold or silver or stone, an image 23 made by human 24 skill 25 and imagination. 26 17:30 Therefore, although God has overlooked 27 such times of ignorance, 28 he now commands all people 29 everywhere to repent, 30 17:31 because he has set 31 a day on which he is going to judge the world 32 in righteousness, by a man whom he designated, 33 having provided proof to everyone by raising 34 him from the dead.”
17:32 Now when they heard about 35 the resurrection from the dead, some began to scoff, 36 but others said, “We will hear you again about this.” 17:33 So Paul left the Areopagus. 37 17:34 But some people 38 joined him 39 and believed. Among them 40 were Dionysius, who was a member of the Areopagus, 41 a woman 42 named Damaris, and others with them.