Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

But, in very deed, will God dwell, upon the earth? Lo! the heaven, yea the heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee, how much less this house which I have built?

New American Standard Bible

"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!

King James Version

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

Holman Bible

But will God indeed live on earth?
Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You,
much less this temple I have built.

International Standard Version

and yet, will God truly reside on earth? Look! Neither the sky nor the highest heaven can contain you! How much less this Temple that I have built!

A Conservative Version

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee. How much less this house that I have built!

American Standard Version

But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded!

Amplified

But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, the heavens and heaven of heavens [in its most extended compass] cannot contain You; how much less this house that I have built?

Bible in Basic English

But is it truly possible that God may be housed on earth? see, heaven and the heaven of heavens are not wide enough to be your resting-place; how much less this house which I have made!

Darby Translation

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens, and the heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens, the heavens of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have built?

Julia Smith Translation

For truly shall God dwell upon the earth? Behold the heavens and the heavens of the heavens shall not contain thee; much less this house which I built

King James 2000

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For will God really dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens could not contain you! {How could} this house that I have built?

Modern King James verseion

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this house which I have built?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But indeed can God dwell on the earth? Behold: neither heaven, nor heaven above all heavens are able to contain thee - how much less then this house that I have built?

NET Bible

"God does not really live on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!

New Heart English Bible

But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house that I have built.

Webster

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have built?

World English Bible

But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house that I have built!

Youngs Literal Translation

But, is it true? -- God dwelleth on the earth! lo, the heavens, and the heavens of the heavens do not contain Thee, how much less this house which I have builded!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But will God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

אמנם 
'umnam 
Usage: 5

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

on the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

behold, the heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

of heavens
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

אף 
'aph 
Usage: 134

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

References

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Solomon's Prayer To Yahweh

26 Now, therefore, O God of Israel, - verified be thy word, I pray thee, which thou didst speak to thy servant, David my father. 27 But, in very deed, will God dwell, upon the earth? Lo! the heaven, yea the heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee, how much less this house which I have built? 28 Yet wilt thou turn unto the prayer of thy servant, and unto his supplication, O Yahweh my God, - to hearken unto the cry, and unto the prayer, wherewith thy servant doth pray before thee to-day;


Cross References

Jeremiah 23:24

Can any hide himself in secret places that I, shall not see him? Demandeth Yahweh, - The heavens and the earth, do I not fill? Demandeth Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 2:6

But who is able to build unto him a house? for, the heavens, even the heaven of heavens, cannot contain him, - who then am, I, that I should build unto him a house, though only to burn incense before him?

Isaiah 66:1

Thus, saith Yahweh, The, heavens, are my throne, and The earth, is my footstool: Where then is the house which ye can build me? Or where is my place of rest?

Psalm 139:7-16

Whither can I go from thy spirit? or whither, from thy face, can I flee?

Acts 7:48-49

Although indeed, the Most High, not in hand-made places, dwelleth; just as, the prophet, saith -

Acts 17:24

The God that made the world and all things that are therein, the same, being, Lord, of heaven and earth, not in hand-made shrines, doth dwell,

Deuteronomy 10:14

Lo! unto Yahweh thy God, belong the heavens even the highest heavens, - the earth, with all that is therein.

2 Chronicles 6:18

But, in very deed, will God dwell with man on the earth? Lo! the heavens, even the leaven of heavens, cannot contain thee, how much less this house which I have built!

Psalm 113:4

High above all nations, is Yahweh, Above the heavens, his glory.

John 1:14

And, the Word, became, flesh, and pitched his tent among us, and we gazed upon his glory, - a glory, as an Only-begotten from his Father. Full of favour and truth.

2 Corinthians 6:16

And what agreement hath a shrine of God with idols? For, we, are the shrine of a God, that liveth: - even as God hath said - will dwell in them, and walk, and will be their God, and, they, shall be my people.

2 Corinthians 12:2

I know a man in Christ, who, fourteen years ago, whether in the body, I know not, or out of the body, I know not, God, knoweth, such a one as this, caught away, as far as the third heaven;

1 John 3:1

Behold, what manner of love, the Father hath bestowed upon us - that, children of God, we should be called, - and such we are! Therefore, the world understandeth us not, because it understood not him.

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