Acts 7:48

“Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the Prophet,”

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Other Translations

Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
- King James Version

"However, the Most High does not dwell in {houses} made by {human} hands; as the prophet says:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not in `houses' made with hands; as saith the prophet,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But still, the Most High has not his resting-place in houses made with hands, as the prophet says,
- Basic English Bible

But the Most High dwells not in [places] made with hands; as says the prophet,
- Darby Bible

Yet, the Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the prophet,
- Webster's Bible

Yet the Most High does not dwell in buildings erected by men's hands. But, as the Prophet declares,
- Weymouth Bible

However, the Most High doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says,
- World English Bible

But the hiy God dwellith not in thingis maad bi hoond,
- Wycliffe Bible

`But the Most High in sanctuaries made with hands doth not dwell, according as the prophet saith:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 7:48


7:48 Yet the Most High inhabiteth not temples made with hands - As Solomon declared at the very dedication of the temple, #1Ki 8:27|. The Most High - Whom as such no building can contain. #Isaiah 66:1|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 7:48


Ac 7:48 Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not. See 2Ch 6:18. The argument is that the tabernacle was laid aside for the temple by God's command; that God does not confine himself in any house made with hands, and hence the temple also might be laid aside. God's real temple was greater than the building they reverenced so superstitiously. See Isa 66:1,2.

Discussion for Acts 7

  • Brent Cairns
    Joe Montgomery. Verse 45 tells us that the Son of God, Jesus was present as Israel walked through the land of Moab, leading Joshua into the promised land. Jesus is the Captain of the Lord of Hosts and was worshipped by Joshua, prior to crossing the Jordan River and going over to the Canaanite cities of Gilgal, Jericho etc.
  • Tee Dee
    Verse 6: ...that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.. HR 1242 115th Congress - 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY COMMISSION ACT Deuteronomy 28:66: And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee... Gennesis 15:13 - 14: ..and they shall afflict them four hundred years.. Time is up people.
  • Dina
    Joe Montgomery, my Spanish King James reads “Josué,” not “Jesus.” Josue translated to English is Joshua. And that makes sense because this verse is referring to Joshua taking Israel into the Promised Land. Hope this helps.
  • Joe Montgomery
    Verse 45: "Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles …." - I do not understand what this is saying. Will someone please explain?
  • Vanessa
    the star of Remphan, Irene is a pagan star, the Jewish state has the star of David. GB
  • ALEX
    MARK ISRAELS DESIRE TO KILL THE PROPHETS WENT BACK EVEN TO MOSES N AARON THEY HAD AARON MAKE A CALF OF GOLD AND WORSHIPPED IT AND THEY TURNED TO WORSHIP MOLOCK AND THE STAR OF THEIR GOD REMPHAN THEY WERE A MOST REBELIOUS PPL BUT MOSES STOOD IN THE GAP FOR ISRAEL AND MOSES WAS A TYPE OF CHRIST A SAVIOR FOR ALL THE WORLD BUT ALL THE SCRIPTURES ABOUT ISRAEL STONING THE PROPHETS ARE TOO NUMERIOUS.GBU

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