Acts 17:29

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Forasmuch then as wee are the offspring of God, wee ought not to thinke that the Godhead is like vnto golde, or siluer, or stone grauen by arte, and mans deuice.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If then we are the offspring of God, it is not right for us to have the idea that God is like gold or silver or stone, formed by the art or design of man.
- Basic English Bible

Being therefore [the] offspring of God, we ought not to think that which is divine to be like gold or silver or stone, [the] graven form of man's art and imagination.
- Darby Bible

Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like to gold, or silver, or stone graven by art and man's device.
- Webster's Bible

Since then we are God's offspring, we ought not to imagine that His nature resembles gold or silver or marble, or anything sculptured by the art and inventive faculty of man.
- Weymouth Bible

Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.
- World English Bible

Therfor sithen we ben the kynde of God, we schulen not deme, that godli thing is lijk gold, and siluer, ethir stoon, ethir to grauyng of craft and thouyt of man.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Being, therefore, offspring of God, we ought not to think the Godhead to be like to gold, or silver, or stone, graving of art and device of man;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:29


17:29 We ought not to think - A tender expression especially in the first per son plural. As if he had said, Can God himself be a less noble being than we who are his offspring? Nor does he only here deny, that these are like God, but that they have any analogy to him at all, so as to be capable of representing him.


Discussion for Acts 17:29

  • Roger Moore for verse 29
    The verse Acts 17:29 remind us not to think that in man made stone, silver, gold, etc.. That on that creation has a Godhead, this is idolatry, even when we bow or serve to the gaven images... We commit sins according to the books of EXODUS 20:4-6...
  • Elizabeth for verse 29
    In John 15:5 the bible says He is the vine and we are the branches, in other words what the vine has the branch has in it two meanings I have received the nature of God in me. I have Eternal life which is the Zoe life just as the bible says we have become partakers of Divine nature. 2 Corinthians 3:21-23 says, Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours; whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come; all are yours. And you are Christís, and Christ is Godīs. We are Joint Heirs with Christ.
  • Robert law for verse 29
    does that means it by man.or is it man made up.

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