22 And Paul taking his stand in the midst of the Hill of Mars, said—Ye men of Athens! In every way, how unusually reverent of the demons ye are, I perceive. 23 For, passing through, and carefully observing your objects of devotion, I found an altar also, in which was inscribed—Unto an Unknown God. What, therefore, not knowing, ye reverence, the same, do, I, declare unto you. 24 The God that made the world and all things that are therein, the same, being, Lord, of heaven and earth, not in hand-made shrines, doth dwell, 25 nor, by human hands, is waited upon, as though in want of anything, himself, giving unto all life and breath and all things; 26 he made also, of one, every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth,—marking out fitting opportunities, and the bounds of their dwelling place, 27 that they might be seeking God—if, after all, indeed, they might feel after him and find him,—although, in truth, he is already not far from any one of us.
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3 For, sufficient, is the bygone time—to have wrought out, the will of the nations, having gone on in wanton ways, covetings, wine-drinkings, revellings, drinking-bouts, and impious idolatries:—
6 And, as for the sons of the foreigner—Who have joined themselves unto Yahweh To wait upon him, and To love the name of Yahweh, To become his for servants,—Every one who keepeth the sabbath, lest he profane it. And who, layeth firm hold on my covenant, 7 Surely I will bring them into my holy mountain And make them joyful in my house of prayer, Their ascending-offerings and their sacrifices, being accepted upon mine altar,—For, my house, a house of prayer, shall be called, for all the peoples! 8 Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, Who is gathering the outcasts of Israel:—Yet others, will I gather unto him Besides his own gathered ones.
22 And, if God—wishing to shew his anger and to make known his power—bare, in much patience, with vessels of anger already fitted for destruction, 23 In order that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy which he prepared beforehand for glory,— 24 Whom he also called, even us, not only from among Jews, but also from among the nations, [what then?] 25 As also in Hosea he saith—I will call the not-my-people, My people, and the not-beloved, beloved, 26 And it shall be—in the place where it was said [to them]—not my people are, ye! there, shall they be called—Sons of a Living God. 27 Isaiah, moreover, exclaimeth over Israel—Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant, shall be saved; 28 For, a complete and concise account, will the Lord make upon the earth. 29 And, even as Isaiah hath before said,—If, the Lord of hosts, had not left us a seed, as Sodom, had we become, and, as Gomorrha, had we been made like. 30 What, then, shall we say? That, they of the nations, who were not in pursuit of righteousness, have laid hold of righteousness,—a righteousness, however, which is by faith;
17 This, therefore, am I saying and protesting in the Lord:—that, no longer, ye walk even as, the nations, walk—in the vanity of their minds, 18 Being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God—by reason of the ignorance that existeth within them, by reason of their hearts being turned into stone, 19 Who, indeed, having become past feeling, have delivered, themselves, up, with wantonness, unto making a trade of all impurity with greed.
14 In order that, unto the nations, the blessing of Abraham, might come about in Jesus Christ,—in order that, the promise of the Spirit, we might receive through means of the faith.
16 And, other sheep, have I, which are not of this fold: those also, I must needs bring, and, unto my voice, will they hearken, and there shall come to be, One flock, One shepherd.
28 Be it, known unto you, therefore, that, unto the nations, hath been sent forth this salvation of God: they, will also hear.
11 Wherein there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, bond, free,—but, all things and in all, Christ:
7 And, when much discussion had arisen, Peter standing up, said unto them—Brethren! Ye yourselves, well know that, in days long past, amongst you, God chose that, through my mouth, the nations should hear the word of the glad tidings, and believe. 8 And, the heart-observing God, bare witness,—unto them, giving the Holy Spirit, just as, even unto us; 9 and made no distinction at all betwixt us and them, by their faith, purifying their hearts.