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.

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