10 But the Lord is the true God;
He is (A)the living God and the (B)everlasting King.
At His wrath the earth will tremble,
And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.

11 Thus you shall say to them: (C)“The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth (D)shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.”

12 He (E)has made the earth by His power,
He has (F)established the world by His wisdom,
And (G)has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
13 (H)When He utters His voice,
There is a [a]multitude of waters in the heavens:
(I)“And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain,
He brings the wind out of His treasuries.”

14 (J)Everyone is (K)dull-hearted, without knowledge;
(L)Every metalsmith is put to shame by an image;
(M)For his molded image is falsehood,
And there is no breath in them.
15 They are futile, a work of errors;
In the time of their punishment they shall perish.
16 (N)The Portion of Jacob is not like them,
For He is the Maker of all things,
And (O)Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;
(P)The Lord of hosts is His name.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 10:13 Or noise

Addressing the Areopagus

22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the [a]Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:

TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.

Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 (A)God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is (B)Lord of heaven and earth, (C)does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He (D)gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one [b]blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and (E)the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 (F)so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, (G)though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for (H)in Him we live and move and have our being, (I)as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ 29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, (J)we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30 Truly, (K)these times of ignorance God overlooked, but (L)now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which (M)He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by (N)raising Him from the dead.”

32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, “We will hear you again on this matter.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 17:22 Lit. Hill of Ares, or Mars’ Hill
  2. Acts 17:26 NU omits blood