Acts 7:49

“Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Heauen is my throne, and earth is my footestoole: What house will ye build me, saith the Lord? Or what is the place of my rest?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND EARTH IS THE FOOTSTOOL OF MY FEET; WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YOU BUILD FOR ME?' says the Lord, 'OR WHAT PLACE IS THERE FOR MY REPOSE?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The heaven is my throne, And the earth the footstool of my feet: What manner of house will ye build me? saith the Lord: Or what is the place of my rest?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Heaven is the seat of my power, and earth is a resting-place for my feet: what sort of house will you make for me, says the Lord, or what is my place of rest?
- Basic English Bible

The heaven [is] my throne and the earth the footstool of my feet: what house will ye build me? saith [the] Lord, or where [is the] place of my rest?
- Darby Bible

Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: What house will ye build for me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
- Webster's Bible

"`The sky is My throne, and earth is the footstool for My feet. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what resting place shall I have?
- Weymouth Bible

'heaven is my throne, and the earth a footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build me?' says the Lord; 'or what is the place of my rest?
- World English Bible

as he seith bi the profete, Heuene is a seete to me, and the erthe is the stool of my feet; what hous schulen ye bilde to me, seith the Lord, ether what place is of my restyng?
- Wycliffe Bible

The heaven [is] My throne, and the earth My footstool; what house will ye build to Me? saith the Lord, or what [is] the place of My rest?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 7:49


7:49 What is the place of my rest? - Have I need to rest?


Discussion for Acts 7

  • Wayne
    Verse 43 does not have anything to do with Solomon but v. 47 does, in building a building for to worship God.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 7:51 YOU STIFFNECKED AND UNCIRCUMCISED IN HEART AND EARS YOU DO ALWAYS RESIST THE HOLY SPIRIT AS YOUR FATHERS DID SO DO YOU ***ACTS 3:22 FOR MOSES TRULY SAID UNTO THE FATHERS A PROPHET SHALL THE LORD YOUR GOD RAISE UP UNTO YOU OF YOUR BRETHREN LIKE UNTO ME HIM SHALL YOU HEAR --- IN ALL THINGS -- WHATSOEVER HE SHALL SAY UNTO YOU***
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is a full story of the Israelites told in one chapter. It is also a story of believing in Christ till one confronts death face to face- a story of martyrdom. Stephen saw our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ just before he "slept". We should emulate Stephen by being committed to our faith in Christ, no matter what.
  • Ray321
    Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Jesus was standing to come down from Heaven, but when they stone Stephen, the second coming of Jesus was delayed, Jesus sat back down at the right hand of God. The Grace age begins later in the book of Acts.
  • Irene123
    V, 43 - " ... took up the tabernacle of Moloch. This is a reference to Solomon. He began right, but - he loved many women (which God did not sanction) and they led him into child sacrifice, 1 Kgs. 11:1. The 'star' of your god Remphan; Amos 5:26. The Jews still use this star.
  • Vincent Aja
    Nobody That Dies In The State Of Ignorance Or Act Of Fanaticism In Order To Be A “Martyr,” That Would Go To The Paradise. It Is Better To Know On Whose Side One Is Dying. There has to be a general understanding here just as we can see the best way to defend God, rather than fighting for God. After which when all has been done, the will of God must be done. A great lesson here is that Stephen had f

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