19 Then they took him to the high council of the city.[a] “Come and tell us about this new teaching,” they said.20 “You are saying some rather strange things, and we want to know what it’s all about.”21 (It should be explained that all the Athenians as well as the foreigners in Athens seemed to spend all their time discussing the latest ideas.)
22 So Paul, standing before the council,[b] addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way,23 for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.
17:19Or the most learned society of philosophers in the city. Greek reads the Areopagus.
17:22Traditionally rendered standing in the middle of Mars Hill; Greek reads standing in the middle of the Areopagus.
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