Acts 17:16
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New International Version
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.

New Living Translation
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city.

English Standard Version
Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.

Berean Study Bible
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply disturbed in his spirit to see that the city was full of idols.

Berean Literal Bible
Now of Paul in Athens waiting for them, his spirit was provoked in him, seeing the city to be utterly idolatrous.

New American Standard Bible
Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols.

King James Bible
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was troubled within him when he saw that the city was full of idols.

International Standard Version
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was deeply disturbed to see the city full of idols.

NET Bible
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was greatly upset because he saw the city was full of idols.

New Heart English Bible
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw the city full of idols.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But while Paulus remained in Athens, he was provoked in his spirit when he saw that the whole city was full of idols.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While Paul was waiting for Silas and Timothy in Athens, he saw that the city had statues of false gods everywhere. This upset him.

New American Standard 1977
Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was beholding the city full of idols.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him when he saw the city completely given over to idolatry.

King James 2000 Bible
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

American King James Version
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

American Standard Version
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he beheld the city full of idols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry.

Darby Bible Translation
But in Athens, while Paul was waiting for them, his spirit was painfully excited in him seeing the city given up to idolatry.

English Revised Version
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him, as he beheld the city full of idols.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now, while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

Weymouth New Testament
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred within him when he noticed that the city was full of idols.

World English Bible
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw the city full of idols.

Young's Literal Translation
and Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, beholding the city wholly given to idolatry,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:16-21 Athens was then famed for polite learning, philosophy, and the fine arts; but none are more childish and superstitious, more impious, or more credulous, than some persons, deemed eminent for learning and ability. It was wholly given to idolatry. The zealous advocate for the cause of Christ will be ready to plead for it in all companies, as occasion offers. Most of these learned men took no notice of Paul; but some, whose principles were the most directly contrary to Christianity, made remarks upon him. The apostle ever dwelt upon two points, which are indeed the principal doctrines of Christianity, Christ and a future state; Christ our way, and heaven our end. They looked on this as very different from the knowledge for many ages taught and professed at Athens; they desire to know more of it, but only because it was new and strange. They led him to the place where judges sat who inquired into such matters. They asked about Paul's doctrine, not because it was good, but because it was new. Great talkers are always busy-bodies. They spend their time in nothing else, and a very uncomfortable account they have to give of their time who thus spend it. Time is precious, and we are concerned to employ it well, because eternity depends upon it, but much is wasted in unprofitable conversation.
Study Bible
Paul in Athens
15Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then returned with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible. 16While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply disturbed in his spirit to see that the city was full of idols. 17So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles, and in the marketplace with those he met each day.…
Cross References
Acts 17:15
Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then returned with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.

Acts 17:21
Now all the Athenians and foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing more than hearing and articulating new ideas.

Acts 18:1
After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

Acts 20:22
And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.

1 Thessalonians 3:1
So when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left on our own in Athens.
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2 Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

wholly given to idolatry. or, full of idols.

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

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