Acts 7:48

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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 7:48

  • Rani George for verse 48
    Man is a creation of God, forgetting this man try to draw lines around God. I mean man try to see and understand God in human ways, and claim and sell his ideas with others. This is really building a house and locking God in it. God prefer to enter in our hearts and make that his dwelling place if we allow him freedom. God is so much ahead of us, who has the wisdom to build his home.
  • Yes, Our Father dwells in us by recieving Him as Jesus said in Revelation 3 20. so He does not dwell in the temple build by the hands of men.
  • Salomão for verse 48
    It is important to look back on paul 's letter to the ephesians 2.19 20 where paul reveals that now the gentiles are no more strangers but fellowcitizens of the saints, and are being built in the foundation of the apostles and of the prophets in which Jesus Christ is the corner stone...We see that God Himself is building this temple using christians as the raw material to build his own dwelling.
  • Salomão for verse 48
    Howbeit God does not dwell in houses made by hands..John Says that " But all them that received Jesus were made sons of God..whom they were not born by the will of man but by the will of God. so Being God a Spirit He might dwell in our new born spirit..
  • Phumla msekele for verse 48
    God does not dwell in the houses built by us He dwells in our bodies. Our bodies are His houses where He lives

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