The Book Of The Acts – Chapter 17 – 18
And they went forth and passed by Amphipolis and Apolonia, cities, and came to Thessalonika, where was a synagogue of the Jihudoyee.
AND Paulos entered, as his custom was, with them, and three shabaths spoke to them from the scriptures, expounding, and showing, That Meshiha was to suffer and to rise from the house of the dead, and he is Jeshu the Meshiha whom I preach to you.
And men of them believed and adhered to Paulos and Shilo, and many of the Javnoyee who feared Aloha, and distinguished women not a few.
And the Jihudoyee envied, and joined to them evil men from the public place of the city, and made a great multitude, and conturbed the city.
And they came and stood at the house of Jason, and demanded that they should bring them out from thence and deliver them to the multitude.
And when they could not find them there, they drew Jason and the brethren who were there, and brought them to the chiefs of the city, crying,
These are they who have troubled the whole land; and behold again have they come here; and their receiver is this Jason; and all these against the commands of Cesar are risen, in saying that there is another king, Jeshu.
And the chiefs of the city and all the people were troubled when they heard these things; and they took pledges from Jason and also from the brethren, and then dismissed them.
But the brethren immediately in that night dismissed Paulos and Shilo unto Beroa the city; and when they were come thither they entered into the synagogue of the Jihudoyee:
for more noble 1 were those Jihudoyee who were there than those Jihudoyee who were in Thessalonika; and they heard from them the word daily with joy, while they decided from the scriptures whether these things were so.
And many of them believed, and so also of the Javnoyee, men many, and distinguished women.
And when those Jihudoyee who were of Thessalonika knew that the word of Aloha was preached by Paulos in Beroa the city, they came there also, and ceased not to move and trouble the people.
And the brethren dismissed Paulos that he should go down by sea; and Shilo and Timotheos remained in that city.
AND they who accompanied Paulos came [with him] unto Athinos the city; and when they departed from the midst of it they took from him an epistle to Shilo and Timotheos, that they should speedily come to him.
But he, Paulos, while he waited in Athinos, was embittered in his spirit, (for he) saw how the whole city was filled with idols.
And he spake in the synagogue with the Jihudoyee, and with those who worshipped Aloha, and in the public place with those who met there daily; and the philosophers also who were of the doctrine of Epikuros, and others who were called Estoiku, disputed with him.
And some of them said,
What willeth this accumulator of words ?
And others said,
He preaches foreign gods; because Jeshu and his resurrection he preached unto them.
And they took him and brought him to the house of judgment which is called Arios-pagos, saying to him,
Can we know what this new doctrine is which thou art preaching? for thou sowest foreign words in our hearing, and we desire to know what these things are.
But all the Athinoyee, and those foreigners who are there, of no other thing are careful, but to say and to hear something new.
AND as Paulos stood on Arios-pagos he said,
Men of Athinos, I observe you that in all (things) you exceed in the worship of demons.
As I walked about and saw the place of your worship, I found a certain altar on which was inscribed,
To GOD THE HIDDEN:
him then whom while not known you worship, This I declare to you.
For ALOHA who made the world and all that is in it, and is himself the Lord of heaven and of earth, in temples made with hands resideth not.
Neither is he served by the hands of men, nor needeth he any thing, for it is he who giveth to every man life and soul.
And of one blood hath he made the whole world of men to dwell upon the face of all the earth, and he hath distinguished the times by his decree, and set the limits of the dwelling of mankind, that they should seek Aloha and inquire, and from his creatures find himself, because he is not far from every one of us.
For in him we live, and are moved, and are; as also one of your sages hath said,
From him is our descent.
Men, therefore, whose descent is from Aloha, should not think that gold or silver or stone sculptured by the art and skill of man is like the Divinity.2
For the times of error Aloha hath made to pass away; and in this time he commandeth all men, that every man in every place should repent; because he hath set a day in which he will judge the whole earth in righteousness by that Man whom he hath ordained; and he will convert every man to the faith of him in having raised him from among the dead.
And when they heard of resurrection from among the dead, (some) of them mocked, and (some) of them said,
At another time we will hear thee concerning this.
And so Paulos went forth from among them.
And certain of them adhered to him and believed:
but one of them was Dionosios of the judges of Arios-pagos, and a certain woman whose name was Damaris, and others with them.
1 Or, free.
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AND when Paulos had gone forth from Athinos, he came unto Kurinthos.
And he found there a certain man, a Jihudoya, whose name was Akilos, who was from the country of Pontos, (and) who at that time had come from the country of Italia, himself and Priskila his wife, because Klaudios Cesar had commanded that all the Jihudoyee should go out from Ruma; and he drew near to them:
(and) because he was a son of their art, he dwelt with them and wrought with them:
but in their art they were tentmakers.
And he discoursed in the synagogue every shabath, and persuaded the Jihudoyee and the Heathens.
And when from Makedunia Shilo and Timotheos had come, Paulos was constrained in his speech, because the Jihudoyee arose against him and blasphemed, while he testified to them that Jeshu is the Meshiha.
And he shook his garments and said to them,
From now I am clean:
I go unto the peoples.
And he went forth from thence, and entered into the house of a man named Titos, who worshipped Aloha; and his house adjoined the synagogue.
And Krispos, master of the synagogue, believed in our Lord, he and all the sons of his house.
And many of the Kurinthoyee heard and believed in Aloha, and were baptized.
And the Lord said in a vision unto Paulos,
Fear not, but speak and be not silent; for I am with thee, and no man can do thee harm; and I have much people in this city.
But he abode a year and six months in Kurinthos, and taught them the word of Aloha.
AND when Galion was proconsul of Akaia, they gathered together against Paulos, and brought him before the tribunal, saying,
This (man) part from the law persuadeth men to worship Aloha.
And when Paulos sought to open his mouth and speak, Galion said to the Jihudoyee,
If it were concerning some thing of evil, or of wickedness, or of abomination, you would complain, O Jihudoyee, it would be proper for me to receive you; but if they be questions concerning language and names, and concerning your law, let them be known among yourselves; for I am not willing to be a judge of these matters.
And he drove them from his tribunal.
And all the Heathens seized Sosthenis the presbyter of the synagogue, and beat him before the tribunal.
And Galion was careless of these.
And when Paulos had been there many days, he gave the salutation to the brethren, and proceeded by sea to go to Syria:
and Priskila and Akilos went with him, when he had shaved his head at Kankreos, because he had vowed a vow.
And they came to Ephesos.
And Paulos entered the synagogue and discoursed with the Jihudoyee; and they requested of him to tarry with them; and he was not willing; for he said,
It behoveth me faithfully to perform the feast which cometh at Urishlem; and if Aloha willeth, I will come again to you.
And Akilos and Priskila he left at Ephesos; and he voyaged by sea and came to Cesarea: and he went up and wished the peace of the sons of the community, and went unto Antiokia.
And when he had been there certain days, he went forth and itinerated successively through Phrygia and Galatia, confirming all the disciples.
And a certain man whose name was Apolu, a Jihudoya, who was by family of Aleksandria, and erudite in speech, and accurate in the scriptures, came to Ephesos.
This was discipled in the way of the Lord, and was fervid in spirit, and he spake and taught freely concerning Jeshu, while knowing not any thing but the baptism of Juhanon.
And he began boldly to speak in the synagogue.
And when Akilos and Priskila heard him, they brought him to their house, and fully showed to him the way of the Lord.
And when he willed to go to Akaia, the brethren were careful of him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him.
And when he had gone he helped much, through grace, all the believers.
For he disputed forcibly against the Jihudoyee before the assemblies, while he showed from the scriptures concerning Jeshu, that he is the Meshiha.