Acts 7:48

“Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 7:48

Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the Prophet,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 for Acts 7:48

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.

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