Acts 17:26

“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and He made from one {man} every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined {their} appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined `their' appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he has made of one blood all the nations of men living on all the face of the earth, ordering their times and the limits of their lands,
- Basic English Bible

and has made of one blood every nation of men to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, having determined ordained times and the boundaries of their dwelling,
- Darby Bible

And hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
- Webster's Bible

He caused to spring from one forefather people of every race, for them to live on the whole surface of the earth, and marked out for them an appointed span of life and the boundaries of their homes;
- Weymouth Bible

He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings,
- World English Bible

and made of oon al the kinde of men to enhabite on al the face of the erthe, determynynge tymes ordeyned, and termes of the dwellynge of hem,
- Wycliffe Bible

He made also of one blood every nation of men, to dwell upon all the face of the earth -- having ordained times before appointed, and the bounds of their dwellings --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:26


17:26 He hath made of one blood the whole nation of men - By this expression the apostle showed them in the most unaffected manner, that though he was a Jew, be was not enslaved to any narrow views, but looked on all mankind as his brethren: having determined the times - That it is God who gave men the earth to inhabit, Paul proves from the order of times and places, showing the highest wisdom of the Disposer, superior to all human counsels. And the bounds of their habitation - By mountains, seas, rivers, and the like.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 17:26


Ac 17:26 The times before appointed. Athens had had her day. She was once the mistress of the seas. The same fact is true of every nation.

Discussion for Acts 17:26

  • For those who can receive it, I see a much deeper meaning wrt bounds of habitation we now live as a people without borders . The reference is surely about our three spatial dimensions and time, from which we groan to escape, once we know Yeshua Messiah in His fullness. Be blessed!!!
  • Brianna for verse 26
    Interesting scripture. So, Adam had the ability to procreate all the races. I wonder what Adam an Eve looked like. Out of that one blood, all the nations appeared. That's pretty cool to think about.

    Like Mom said, we are all equal!
  • Scripture says that God has made of one blood all nations--there is no superior race of people--all one human race. We all are equal at the foot of the cross.

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