“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!
“Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?” declares the Lord. “ Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the Lord.
But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him?
Thus says the Lord, “ Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says:
The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
“But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You; how much less this house which I have built.
The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “ I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.