Acts 17:22
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New International Version
Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.

New Living Translation
So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: "Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way,

English Standard Version
So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.

Berean Study Bible
Then Paul stood up before the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I see that in every way you are very religious.

Berean Literal Bible
And Paul, having stood in the midst of the Areopagus, was saying, "Men, Athenians, I behold that in all things you are very religious.

New American Standard Bible
So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that you are extremely religious in every respect.

International Standard Version
So Paul stood up in front of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in every way.

NET Bible
So Paul stood before the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects.

New Heart English Bible
Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus, and said, "You men of Athens, I perceive that you are very religious in all things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Paulus arose in Arios-Pagos, he said, “Men, Athenians, I see that in all things you excel in the worship of daemons.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul stood in the middle of the court and said, "Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious.

New American Standard 1977
And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, {Mars' Hill}, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious.

American King James Version
Then Paul stood in the middle of Mars' hill, and said, You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.

American Standard Version
And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things, I perceive that ye are very religious.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.

Darby Bible Translation
And Paul standing in the midst of Areopagus said, Athenians, in every way I see you given up to demon worship;

English Revised Version
And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things I perceive that ye are somewhat superstitious.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
So Paul, taking his stand in the centre of the Areopagus, spoke as follows: "Men of Athens, I perceive that you are in every respect remarkably religious.

World English Bible
Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus, and said, "You men of Athens, I perceive that you are very religious in all things.

Young's Literal Translation
And Paul, having stood in the midst of the Areopagus, said, 'Men, Athenians, in all things I perceive you as over-religious;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:22-31 Here we have a sermon to heathens, who worshipped false gods, and were without the true God in the world; and to them the scope of the discourse was different from what the apostle preached to the Jews. In the latter case, his business was to lead his hearers by prophecies and miracles to the knowledge of the Redeemer, and faith in him; in the former, it was to lead them, by the common works of providence, to know the Creator, and worship Him. The apostle spoke of an altar he had seen, with the inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. This fact is stated by many writers. After multiplying their idols to the utmost, some at Athens thought there was another god of whom they had no knowledge. And are there not many now called Christians, who are zealous in their devotions, yet the great object of their worship is to them an unknown God? Observe what glorious things Paul here says of that God whom he served, and would have them to serve. The Lord had long borne with idolatry, but the times of this ignorance were now ending, and by his servants he now commanded all men every where to repent of their idolatry. Each sect of the learned men would feel themselves powerfully affected by the apostle's discourse, which tended to show the emptiness or falsity of their doctrines.
Study Bible
Paul Before the Areopagus
21Now all the Athenians and foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing more than hearing and articulating new ideas. 22Then Paul stood up before the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see that in every way you are very religious. 23For as I walked around and examined your objects of worship, I even found an altar with the inscription: To an unknown God. Therefore what you worship as something unknown, I now proclaim to you.…
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 17:19
So they took Paul and brought him to the Areopagus, where they asked him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?

Acts 17:34
But some people joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others who were with them.

Acts 25:19
They only had some contentions with him regarding their own religion and a certain Jesus who had died, but whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Paul stood in the middle of Mars' hill, and said, You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.

Mars'-hill. or, the court of the Areopagites.

Acts 17:19 And they took him, and brought him to Areopagus, saying, May we know …

I perceive.

Acts 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred …

Acts 19:35 And when the town cleark had appeased the people, he said, You men of Ephesus…

Acts 25:19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, …

Jeremiah 10:2,3 Thus said the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not …

Jeremiah 50:38 A drought is on her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is …

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