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Acts 17

Paul preacheth at Thessalonica,

Acts 17:1 As they made their iourney thorowe Amphipolis: and Appolonia, they cam to Thessalonica, where was a Synagoge of the Iewes. Acts 17:2 And Paul (as hys maner was) went in vnto them, and thre Saboth dayes declared out of the scrypture vnto them, openynge Acts 17:3 & allegyng, that Christ must nedes haue suffred, and ryse agayne from deeth, and that thys Iesus was Christ, whom (sayde he) I preach to you.

where some believe, and others persecute him.

Acts 17:4 And some of them beleued, and cam and companyed with Paul & Sylas, and of the deuote. Grekes a greate multitude, and of the chefe wemen, not a feawe.

Acts 17:5 But the Iewes which beleued not, had indignacion and toke vnto them euyll men, which were vagabundes, and gathered a company, and set all the cytie on a roare, & made assaute vnto the house of Iason, & sought to brynge them out to þe people. Acts 17:6 And when they founde them not they drue Iason, & certayne brethren vnto the heades of the cytie, cryinge: these that trouble the worlde, are come hyther also, Acts 17:7 whom Iason hath receaued preuely. And these all do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, affirmynge another kynge, one Iesus. Acts 17:8 And they troubled the people, & the officers of the cytie, when they hearde these thinges. Acts 17:9 And when they were sufficiently answered of Iason, and of the other, they let them go.

He is sent to Berea, and preacheth there.

Acts 17:10 And the brethren immediatly sent awaye Paul and Sylas by nyghte vnto Berrea. Which when they were come thyther, they entred into þe Synagoge of the Iewes. Acts 17:11 These were the noblest of byrth amonge them of Thessalonia, which receaued the word with all dilygence of mynde, and searched the scryptures dayly, whether those thynges were euen so. Acts 17:12 And many of them beleued: also of worshypfull wemen which were Grekes, and of men not a feawe.

Being persecuted at Thessalonica,

Acts 17:13 When the Iewes of Thessalonia had knowledge, that þe word of God was preached of Paul at Berrea: they came, and moued the people there. Acts 17:14 And then immediatly the brethren sent awaye Paul, to go as it were to the see: but Sylas and Timotheus abode there styll

he cometh to Athens, and disputeth, and preacheth the living God to them unknown,

Acts 17:15 And they that gyded Paul, brought him vnto Athens, & receaued a commaundement vnto Sylas & Timotheus, for to come to hym wt spede, & came their waye.

Acts 17:16 Whil Paul wayted for them at Athens, his sprete was moued in him, whan he sawe the cytie geuen to worshippynge of ymages. Acts 17:17 Then disputed he in the synagoge with the Iewes, and with the deuoute personnes: and in þe market dayly with them that came vnto him by chaunce. Acts 17:18 Certayne Philosophers of the Epicures and of the Stoyckes, disputed with hym. And some ther were which sayde: what will thys babler saye? Other sayde: he semeth to be a tydynges brynger of newe deuyls, because he preacheth vnto them Iesus & the resurreccion. Acts 17:19 And they toke him, & brought him into Marce strete, saying: maye we not knowe what thys newe doctryne wherof thou speakest, is? Acts 17:20 For thou bryngest straunge tydynges to oure eares. We wold knowe therfore, what these thinges meane. Acts 17:21 For all the Athenians and straugers which were there, gaue them selues to nothing els, but ether to tell, or to heare some newe thynge.

Acts 17:22 Paul stode in the myddes of Marce strete, & sayde: ye men of Athens, I perceaue that in all thinges ye are to supersticyous. Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and behelde the maner how ye worshyp youre goddes, I founde an aulter wherin was writen: vnto the vnknowen God. Whom ye then ignorantly worshyppe, hym shew I vnto you. Acts 17:24 God that made þe worlde and all that are in it (seing that he is Lorde of heauen and earth) dwelleth not in tempels made with handes, Acts 17:25 nether is worshipped with mennes handes, as though he neded of eny thynge, seinge he hym selfe geueth lyfe and breth to all men euery where, Acts 17:26 & hath made of one bloude all nacions of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath assigned before, how longe tyme, & also the endes of their inhabitacyon, Acts 17:27 þt they shuld seke God, yf they myght fele and fynde him, though he be not farre from euery one of vs. Acts 17:28 For in hym we lyue, moue, and haue oure beinge, as certayne of youre awne Poetes sayde: For we are also his generacion, Acts 17:29 For as moch then as we are the generacyon of God, we ought not to thinke that the Godhead is lyke vnto golde, syluer or stone, grauen by crafte and ymaginacyon of man. Acts 17:30 And the tyme of this ignoraunce God regarded not. But now biddeth all men euery where repent Acts 17:31 because he hath appoynted a daye, in the which he will iudge the world wt ryghte wesnes, by that man by whom he hath appoynted, & hath offered fayth to all men, after that he had raysed him from deeth.

Acts 17:32 When they hearde of the resurreccion from deeth, some mocked, and other sayd: we wyll heare the agayne of thys matter. Acts 17:33 So Paul departed from amonge them.

whereby many are converted unto Christ.

Acts 17:34 Howbeit certayne men claue vnto hym and beleued: amonge the which was Dyonysyus a senatour, and a woman named Damaris, and other with them.

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