Acts 17:28

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For in him we liue, and mooue, and haue our being, as certaine also of your owne Poets haue said, For we are also his offspring.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in him we have life and motion and existence; as certain of your verse writers have said, For we are his offspring.
- Basic English Bible

for in him we live and move and exist; as also some of the poets amongst you have said, For we are also his offspring.
- Darby Bible

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.
- Webster's Bible

For it is in closest union with Him that we live and move and have our being; as in fact some of the poets in repute among yourselves have said, `For we are also His offspring.'
- Weymouth Bible

'For in him we live, and move, and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also his offspring.'
- World English Bible

For in hym we lyuen, and mouen, and ben. As also summe of youre poetis seiden, And we ben also the kynde of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

for in Him we live, and move, and are; as also certain of your poets have said: For of Him also we are offspring.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:28


17:28 In him - Not in ourselves, we live, and move, and have our being - This denotes his necessary, intimate, and most efficacious presence. No words can better express the continual and necessary dependence of all created beings, in their existence and all their operations, on the first and almighty cause, which the truest philosophy as well as divinity teaches. As certain also of your own poets have said - Aratus, whose words these are, was an Athenian, who lived almost three hundred years before this time. They are likewise to be found, with the alteration of one letter only, in the hymn of Cleanthes to Jupiter or the supreme being, one of the purest and finest pieces of natural religion in the whole world of Pagan antiquity.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 17:28


Ac 17:28 Certain also of your own poets. Aratus, who wrote about 200 years before. Also Cleanthes, in his Hymn to Jupiter.

Discussion for Acts 17

  • Irene123
    I pray for His guidance in His word - Acts 17:11. I WILL make it!!!
  • Mary
    Anything that you want to do for Jesus u will meet people who will bring u down but look to Jesus and u will reach your destination.Amen
  • Mary
    Acts:29-30Paul said29"Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold,or silver,or stone, graven by art and man's device.30And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands l men every where to repent Jesus taught us God is LOVE is real.Anything real can not harm. Anything unreal does not exist.God is all that is real.
  • Esther
    The world we are living in today requires one to be alert when receiving the word, indeed with rediness of mind, to search scriptures daily, whether the things preached are so. many people preach basing on hearsay s. its so easy to go off truck.
  • Linda Qualls
    I think that we have an awesome God.
  • MockingBird
    For without him , I can do nothing. Every breath that I take comes from my Lord God !!! It is because of Him that I am being !! Praise God !!!