Acts 17:24-25

24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.
25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.

Acts 17:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
ESV
24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,
NLT
24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples,
MSG
24 "The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn't live in custom-made shrines
CSB
24 The God who made the world and everything in it-He is Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in shrines made by hands.

Acts 17:24-25 In-Context

22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.
25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Isaiah 42:5; Acts 14:15
  • 2. Deuteronomy 10:14; Isaiah 66:1,2; Matthew 11:25
  • 3. 1 Kings 8:27; Acts 7:48
  • 4. Psalms 50:10-12; Isaiah 42:5
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