Acts: Chapter 17

The Acts of the Apostles. The 17th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
17:1 And when they had passed by Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of Jews. As they made their journey through Amphipolis, and Apolonia, they came to Thessalonica where was a synagogue of the jews. Now as they passed through Amphipolis, and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a Synagogue of the Jews. Now when they had passed through Amphipolis, and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews.
17:2 Soothly after custom, Paul entered into them, and by three sabbaths he declared to them of the scriptures, Paul as his manner was went in unto them. and three sabbath days declared out of the scripture unto them, And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, & three Sabbath days disputed with them by the Scriptures, And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures,
17:3 opening and shewing for it behooved Christ to suffer, and rise again from dead, and that this is Jesus Christ, whom I tell to you. opening and alleging that Christ must needs have suffered and risen again from death. And that this Jesus was Christ, whom (said he) I preach to you. Opening, and alleging that Christ must have suffered, and risen again from the dead: and this is Jesus Christ, whom, said he, I preach to you. Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered and risen again from the dead: and that this Jesus whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
17:4 And some of them believed, and were joined to Paul and Silas; and of heathen men worshipping a great multitude, and noble women not few. And some of them believed and came and companied with Paul and Silas. Also of the honourable greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women, not a few. And some of them believed, & joined in company with Paul and Silas: also of the Grecians that feared God a great multitude, & of the chief women not a few. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas: and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
17:5 But the Jews had envy, and took of the common people some evil men, and a company made, they moved the city. And they came to Jason’s house, and sought to bring them to the people. The jews which believed not having indignation took unto them evil men which were vagabonds, and gathered a company, and set all the city on a roar, and made assault unto the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people, But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain vagabonds & wicked fellows, and when they had assembled the multitude, they made a tumult in the city, & made assault against the house of Jason, & sought to bring them out to the people. But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and some brethren to the princes of the city, crying, That these it be, that moved the world, and hither they came, And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the heads of the city crying: These that trouble the world are come hither also, But when they found them not, they drew Jason & certain brethren unto the heads of the city, crying, These are they which have subverted the state of the world, and here they are, And when they found them not, they drew Jason, and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down, are come hither also,
17:7 whom Jason received. And these all do against the commandments of Caesar, saying, that Jesus is another king. which Jason hath received privily. and these all do contrary to the ordinations of Cesar, affirming another king, one Jesus. Whom Jason hath received, and these all do against the decrees of Cesar, saying that there is another King, one Jesus. Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, saying that there is another King, one Jesus.
17:8 And they moved the people, and the princes of the city, hearing these things. And they troubled the people and the officers of the city when they heard these things. Then they troubled the people, and the heads of the city, when they heard these things. And they troubled the people, and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
17:9 And when satisfaction was taken of Jason, and of others, they left them. And when they were sufficiently answered of Jason, and of the other they let them go. Notwithstanding when they had received sufficient assurance of Jason and of the other, they let them go. And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
17:10 Forsooth anon by night brethren sent Paul and Silas into Berea. The which when they came, entered into the synagogue of Jews. The brethren immediately sent away Paul, and Silas by night unto Berrea. When they were come thither they entered into the synagogue of the jews. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul & Silas by night unto Berea, which when they were come thither, entered into the Synagogue of the Jews. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither, went into the Synagogue of the Jews.
17:11 Soothly these were the nobler of them that be at Thessalonica, which received the word with all desire, each day seeking the scriptures, if these things had them so. These were the noblest among them of Thessalonia, which received the word with all diligence of mind, and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were even so. These were also more noble men than they which were at Thessalonica, which received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
17:12 And many of them believed and of honest heathen women and men not a few. And many of them believed, and of worshipful women which were greeks, and of men not a few. Therefore many of them believed, & of honest women, which were Grecians, and men not a few. Therefore many of them believed: also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men not a few.
17:13 But when the Jews in Thessalonica had known, that also at Berea the word of God was preached of Paul, they came also thither, moving and distroubling the multitude. When the jews of thessalonia had knowledge that the word of god was preached of Paul at berrea, they came thither and moved the people, But when the Jews of Thessalonica knew, that the word of God was also preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and moved the people. But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.
17:14 And anon brethren dismissed Paul then, that he should go to the sea; but Silas and Timothy dwelt there. and then by and by the brethren sent away Paul to go unto the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. But by & by the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.
17:15 And they that led forth Paul, led him unto Athens. And when they had taken a commandment of him to Silas and Timothy, that full hieingly they should come to him, they went forth. They that guided Paul brought him unto Attens, and received a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him at once. And came their way. And they that did conduct Paul, brought him unto Athens: and when they had received a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus that they should come to him at once, they departed. And they that conducted Paul, brought him unto Athens, and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus, for to come to him with all speed, they departed.
17:16 And while Paul abode them at Athens, his spirit was moved in him, for he saw the city given to idolatry. While Paul waited for them at Attens, his spirit was moved in him to see the city given to worshipping of images. Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city subject to idolatry. Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
17:17 Therefore he disputed in the synagogue with Jews, and men worshipping, in the market by all days to them that heard. Then he disputed in the Synagogue with the jews, and with the devout persons, And in the market daily with them that came unto him. Therefore he disputed in the Synagogue with the Jews, and with them that were religious, and in the market daily with whomsoever he met. Therefore disputed he in the Synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
17:18 And some Epicureans, and Stoicks, and philosophers disputed with him. And some said, What will this sower of words say? And others said, He seemeth to be a teller of new fiends; for he told to them Jesus, and the again-rising. Certain philosophers of the Epicures, and of the stoicks disputed with him. And some there were which said: what will this babbler say. Other said: he seemeth to be a tidings bringer of new devils, because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection, Then certain philosophers of the Epicures, and of the Stoicks, disputed with him, and some said, What will this babbler say? Others said, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods (because he preached unto them Jesus, & the resurrection.) Then certain Philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him: and some said, What will this babbler say? Other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
17:19 And they took and led him to Areopagus, saying, Be we able to know, what is this new doctrine, that is said of thee? and they took him, and brought him into Marce street saying: may we not know what is this new doctrine whereof thou speakest. And they took him, and brought him into Mars street, saying, May we not know, what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
17:20 For thou bringest in some new things to our ears; therefore we will know, what these things will be. For thou bringest strange tidings to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean. For thou bringest certain strange things unto our ears: we would know therefore, what these things mean. For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
17:21 For all men of Athens and comelings harboured gave attention to none other thing, but either to say, or to hear, some new thing. For all the Attenians and strangers which were there gave themselves to nothing else, but other to tell or to hear new tidings. For all the Athenians, and strangers which dwelt there, gave themselves to nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some news. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.)
17:22 And Paul stood in the middle of Areopagus, and said, Men of Athens, by all things I see you as vain worshippers. Paul stood in the midst of Marce street and said, ye men of Attens, I perceive that in all things ye are somewhat superstitious. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars street, & said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars-hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
17:23 For I passed, and saw your simulacra, and found an altar, in which was written, To the unknown God. Therefore which thing ye unknowing worship, this thing I shew to you. For as I passed by and beheld the manner how ye worship your gods, I found an altar wherein was written: unto the unknown god. Whom ye then ignorantly worship, him shew I unto you. For as I passed by, & beheld your devotions, I found an altar wherein was written, UNTO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom ye then ignorantly worship, him shew I unto you. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an Altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
17:24 God that made the world and all things that be in it, this, for he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made by hand, God that made the world, and all that are in it, seeing that he is lord of heaven and earth, he dwelleth not in temples made with hands God that made the world, & all things that are therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven & earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands, God that made the world, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in Temples made with hands:
17:25 neither is worshipped by man’s hands, having need of any thing, for he giveth life to all men, and breathing, and all things; neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed of any thing. Forasmuch as he giveth to all men life and breath every where, Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life and breath and all things, Neither is worshipped with men’s hands as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things,
17:26 and made of one all the kind of men for to inhabit on all the face of the earth, determining times ordained, and terms of habitation of them, and hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth. And hath assigned times appointed before, And the ends of their inhabitation, And hath made of one blood all mankind, to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath assigned the times which were ordained before, and the bounds of their habitation, And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation:
17:27 to seek God, if peradventure they feel him, either find, though he be not far from each of you. that they should seek god, if they might feel and find him, though he be not far from every one of us. That they should seek the Lord, if so be they might have groped after him, and found him, though doubtless he be not far from every one of us. That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.
17:28 For in him we live, and move, and be. As also some of your poets said, Soothly we be also the kin of him. For in him we live, move, and have our being, as certain of your own poets said. For we are also his generation. For in him we live, and move, and have our being, as also certain of your own Poets have said, For we are also his generation. For in him we live, and move, and have our being, as certain also of your own Poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
17:29 Therefore since we be the kin of God, we shall not deem that godly thing is like to gold, or silver, or stone, to graving of craft and thought of man. Forasmuch then as we are the generation of God, we ought not to think that the godhead is like unto gold, silver, or stone, graven by craft and imagination of man. Forasmuch then, as we are the generation of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone graven by art and the invention of man. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone graven by art, and man’s device.
17:30 For God despiseth the times of this unknowing, and now sheweth to men, that all every where do penance; And the time of this ignorance god regarded not: but now he biddeth all men every where repent, And the time of this ignorance God regarded not: but now he admonisheth all men every where to repent, And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
17:31 for that he hath ordained a day, in which he shall deem the world in equity, in a man in which he ordained, and gave faith to all men, raising him from dead. because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world according to rightwiseness, by that man, whom he hath appointed, and hath given faith to all men, after that he had raised him from death. Because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath appointed, whereof he hath given an assurance to all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained, whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
17:32 Soothly when they heard the again-rising of dead, some scorned, and some said, We shall hear thee again of this thing. When they heard of the resurrection from death, some mocked, and other said: we will hear thee again of this matter. Now when they heard of the resurrection from the dead, some mocked, & other said, We will hear thee again of this thing. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
17:33 So Paul went out of the middle of them. So Paul departed from among them. And so Paul departed from among them. So Paul departed from among them.
17:34 Forsooth some men cleaved to him, and believed. Among which Dionysius Areopagite was, and a woman, by name Damaris, and others with them. Certain men clave unto Paul and believed, among the which was Dionysius a senator, and a woman named Damaris, and other with them. Howbeit certain men clave unto Paul, and believed: among whom was also Denis Areopagita, and a woman named Damaris, and other with them. Howbeit, certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
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