1 And having passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonikĕ, where there was a congregation of the Yahuḏim.

2 And according to his practice, Sha’ul went in unto them, and for three Shabbathoth was reasoning with them from the Scriptures,

3 explaining and pointing out that ha’Mashiaḥ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and that, “This is ha’Mashiaḥ, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, whom I proclaim to you.”

4 And some of them believed, and a large number of the worshipping Yawanites, and not a few of the leading women, joined Sha’ul and Sila.

5 But the Yahuḏim who did not believe, having become envious, took some of the wicked men from the market-place, and gathering a mob, disturbed all the city and came upon the house of Yason, and were seeking to bring them out to the people.

6 But not finding them, they dragged Yason and some of the brothers to the city rulers, crying out, “They who have turned the world upside down have come here too,

7 whom Yason has received. And all of them are acting contrary to the dogmas of Kaisar, saying there is another sovereign, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.”

8 And they troubled the crowd and the city rulers when they heard this.

9 And when they had received a pledge from Yason and the rest, they let them go.

10 And the brothers immediately sent Sha’ul and Sila away by night to Beroia, who, having come, went into the congregation of the Yahuḏim.

11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonikĕ, who received the Word with great eagerness, and searched the Scriptures daily, if these were so.

12 Then many of them truly believed, and also not a few of the Yawanites, decent women as well as men.

13 And when the Yahuḏim from Thessalonikĕ came to know that the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was proclaimed by Sha’ul at Beroia, they came there also and stirred up the crowds.

14 And then immediately the brothers sent Sha’ul away, to go to the sea, but both Sila and Timotheos stayed there.

15 And those who arranged for Sha’ul brought him to Athĕnai. And receiving a command for Sila and Timotheos to join him as soon as possible, they departed.

16 But while Sha’ul was waiting for them at Athĕnai, his spirit was stirred up within him when he saw that the city was utterly idolatrous.

17 Therefore, indeed, he was reasoning in the congregation with the Yahuḏim and with the gentile worshippers, and in the market-place daily with those who met there.

18 And some of the Epikurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some were saying, “What does this babbler want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange mighty ones” – because to them he brought the Good News: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 and the resurrection!

19 So they laid hold of him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “Are we able to know what this fresh teaching is of which you speak?

20 “For you are bringing some strangeness to our ears. We want, then, to know what these mean.”

21 For all the Athĕnians and the strangers living there spent their leisure time in doing naught but to speak or to hear what is fresh.

22 And having stood in the midst of the Areopagus Sha’ul said, “Men of Athĕnai, I see that you are very religious in all.

23 “For passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN MIGHTY ONE. Not knowing then whom you worship, I make Him known to you:

24 “𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who made the world and all that is in it, this One being Aḏon of the shamayim and earth, does not dwell in dwellings made with hands.

25 “Nor is He served with men’s hands – as if needing any – Himself giving to all ḥai, and breath, and all.

26 “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having ordained beforehand the times and the boundaries of their dwelling,

27 to seek the Aḏon, if at least they would reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

28 “For in Him we live and move and are, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

29 “Now then, since we are the offspring of Elohim, we should not think that the Elohim is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by the skill and thought of man.

30 “Truly, then, having overlooked these times of ignorance, Elohim now commands all men everywhere to repent,

31 because He has appointed a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed, having given proof of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

32 And hearing of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked, while others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.”

33 And so Sha’ul went out from among them.

34 But some men joined him and believed, among them Dionusios the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.