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For all the citizens of Athens and the foreigners who lived there liked to spend all their time telling and hearing the latest new thing.)
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(Now all the Athenians and strangers that were there employed themselves in nothing else, but either in telling or in hearing some new thing.)
Ephesians 5:16 But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Colossians 4:5 Walk with wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.
2 Thessalonians 3:11,12 For we have heard there are some among you who walk disorderly: working not at all, but curiously meddling. . . .
1 Timothy 5:13 And withal being idle they learn to go about from house to house: and are not only idle, but tattlers also and busy bodies, speaking things which they ought not.
2 Timothy 2:16,17 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness. . . .
ContextPaul in Athens
…20For thou bringest in certain new things to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean. 21(Now all the Athenians and strangers that were there employed themselves in nothing else, but either in telling or in hearing some new thing.) 22But Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.…
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome,
And they that conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens: and receiving a commandment from him to Silas and Timothy, that they should come to him with all speed, they departed.
Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry.
For thou bringest in certain new things to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean.
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