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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 Lure of the Mediterranean: The Ship Dwellers: a Story of a Happy Cruise - Page 135
by Albert Bigelow Paine - 1911 - 393 pages
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 11-12

1851
...under the impression that Luke's description applied to the modern as well as the ancient Athenians, " For all the Athenians and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing." They met with the most flattering success ; but as Mr. Darling...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 19, Issue 5

1854
...dissatisfaction with present attainments and unavailing search for greater; of which, the fact that " All the Athenians and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing," is indubitable evidence. The antagonism of strong forces never...
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The Tragic Sense of Life in Men and Nations

Miguel de Unamuno - 1977 - 528 pages
...marvelous description of the Athenians of the decadence, 54 those dainty connoisseurs of the curious, "For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing" (21). An incisive characterization, this, which depicts for us in...
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The Reader's Bible, a Narrative: Selections from the King James Version

Roland Mushat Frye - 1977 - 640 pages
...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 else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.) 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men...
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Nicene & Post-Nicene Series 1 Vol 11: Commentaries On Acts And Romans

Philip Schaff - 1980 - 458 pages
...fain know therefore, what these things may mean." It was a city of talkers, that city of theirs. " For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars hill, and said, Ye men of...
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Filled with the Spirit

John R. Rice - 2000 - 555 pages
...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 else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.) Paul at Athens, the Seat of Culture Athens was two hundred miles...
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Maintaining Balance when Winds of Doctrine Blow

Dick Iverson - 1989 - 166 pages
...doctrines, and coveting sensational revelations. This was the character flaw of the Athenians of Paul's day: "For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell, or to hear some new thing" (Acts 17:21). No one wants this Athenian spirit to scatter their...
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Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth-century English Fiction

J. Paul Hunter - 1990 - 421 pages
...another printer issue for him cites Acts 17:21 as the source of Dunton's term "Athenian": ". . . all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing." In work after work, Dunton sought to gratify public taste for...
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The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

Dale Carnegie, Dorothy Carnegie - 1977 - 221 pages
...had passed the summit of its glory and was now on the decline. The Bible says of it at this period: "All the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing." No radios, no cables, no news dispatches; those Athenians must...
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The Interlinear KJV/NIV Parallel: New Testament in Greek and English

Alfred Marshall - 1992 - 777 pages
...thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 me: for I proceeded forth and came "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus to tell , or to hear some new thing.) 221" Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said. Ye...
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