Acts 7:48

Howbeit (all). By contrast with what Solomon did and David planned. Note emphatic position of "not" (all ouc), "But not does the Most High dwell." The presence of the Most High is not confined in any building, even one so splendid as Solomon's Temple as Solomon himself foresaw and acknowledged in his prayer ( 1 Kings 8:27 ; 2 Chronicles 6:18 ). In houses made with hands (en ceiropoihtoi). No word here for "houses" or "temples" in correct text (naoi temples in Textus Receptus). Literally, "In things made with hands" (ceir, hand, poihto, verbal adjective of poiew). It occurs in Mark 14:58 of the temple and of the sanctuary of Moab ( Isaiah 16:12 ). It occurs also in Acts 7:24 ; Hebrews 9:11 Hebrews 9:24 ; Ephesians 2:11 . Common in the old Greek. The prophet (o prophth). Isaiah 66:1 . Isaiah taught plainly that heaven is God's throne.