Acts 7:48-49

48 “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says:
49 “ ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be?

Acts 7:48 in Other Translations

KJV
48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
ESV
48 Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says,
NLT
48 However, the Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. As the prophet says,
MSG
48 "Yet that doesn't mean that Most High God lives in a building made by carpenters and masons. The prophet Isaiah put it well when he wrote,
CSB
48 However, the Most High does not dwell in sanctuaries made with hands, as the prophet says:

Acts 7:48-49 In-Context

46 who enjoyed God’s favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
47 But it was Solomon who built a house for him.
48 “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says:
49 “ ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be?
50 Has not my hand made all these things?’
51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit!

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Mark 5:7
  • 2. 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6
  • 3. Matthew 5:34,35
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