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" May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears : we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing... "
The Yale Literary Magazine - Page 173
1854
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Devotional Guides, Volume 2

Robert Philip - 1837
...truth as it is in Jesus. All this can however be done ; for it was done in the case of Athenians, who " spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear of some new thing." Both the old and the new things of their wild and wanton speculations passed away,...
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A practical exposition of the Acts of the Apostles, lectures

John Bird Sumner (abp. of Canterbury.) - 1838
...bringest certain strange things to our ears : we would know therefore what these things mean. 21. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent...nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) The character of the people. at Athens struck the sacred writer as unlike that to which...
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Plain Parochial Sermons

Daniel Parsons - 1838 - 352 pages
...have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him 261 SERMON XVI. NOVELTIES. ACTS xvii. 21. The Athenians and strangers which were there spent...in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing 282 SERMON XVII. PRACTICAL BELIEF. S. JAMKS ii. 19, 20. Thou believest that there is one...
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A gazetteer of the Old and New Testaments: to which is added the ..., Volume 1

William Fleming - 1838
...sacred historian is curious, and is proved by their own writers. "All the Athenians," says St Luke, "and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing ;" and Demosthenes, their celebrated orator, represents them as spending their time in the...
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The Evidences of Divine Revelation

Daniel Dewar - 1838 - 492 pages
...temples : all the streets, and all assemblies, were full of Jupiter." The sacred historian informs us, that " all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or hear some new thing." Demosthenes gives the same account of the Athenians. In one of his...
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The Evangelical Register: A Magazine for Promoting the Spread of ..., Volume 13

1841
...inconstant professor, the mere religious gossip, the man who in hia conduct is like the Athenians, " who spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing," complain that the evidences of true conversion are uncertain and always difficult to attain...
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The Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1838
...remember that in the days of Paul the apostle "all the Athenians and strangers which were at Athens, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing ;" and yet the new things that they heard, all put together, did not teach them to find out...
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The History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme: Being that Part of ...

William Brocklehurst Stonehouse - 1839 - 463 pages
...Mercury*, projected by Dunton, and founded as he himself tells us on the xvii Acts, verse 21, "for all the Athenians and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else but either to hear or tell some new thing:" the object of the work being to receive and answer all questions,...
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Select Family and Parish Sermons: A Series of Evangelical ..., Volume 2

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - 1839
...loquacious interference in the concerns of other men. The people of Athens, when St. Paul was in their city, spent their time " in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing." Many Christians seem by their conduct to be descendants of these Athenians. Impelkd by...
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Sermons

James Yonge - 1839
...hear." A third sort, with whom even St. Paul could not prevail, were those idle trifling persons, who spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear " some new thing." What more hope was there of such as these than of the others? They had no seriousness of...
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