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17:22   Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus, and said, "You men of Athens, I perceive that you are very religious in all things.
17:23   For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I announce to you.
17:24   The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn't dwell in temples made with hands,
17:25   neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things.
17:26   He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings,
17:27   that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
17:28   'For in him we live, and move, and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also his offspring.'
17:29   Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.
17:30   The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,
17:31   because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead."
17:32   Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, "We want to hear you again concerning this."
17:33   Thus Paul went out from among them.
17:34   But certain men joined with him, and believed, among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
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