(2) Reasoning with the Jews
and Confronting the Gentile Philosophers
16 And while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, ahis 1spirit was provoked within him as he beheld that the city was 2bfull of idols.
17 He reasoned therefore in the asynagogue with the Jews and the bdevout, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.
18 And some of the 1Epicurean and 2Stoic philosophers also confronted him. And some said, What would this 3babbler wish to say? And others, He seems to be an announcer of foreign 4deities -- because he was aannouncing Jesus and the bresurrection as the gospel.