Parallel Verses

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 on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You; how much less this house which 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!

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.

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?

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 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be made firm, which thou didst speak unto thy slave David, my father. 27 “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! 28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy slave and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy slave prays before thee today,


Cross References

Jeremiah 23:24

Can any hide himself in hiding places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

2 Chronicles 2:6

But who is so powerful as to build him a house, seeing the heavens and heavens of the heavens cannot contain him? Who am I then that I should build him a house, except to burn incense before him?

Isaiah 66:1

Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where shall remain this house that ye built unto me? and where shall remain this place of my rest?

Psalm 139:7-16

Where shall I go from thy spirit? or where shall I flee from thy presence?

Acts 7:48-49

Howbeit the most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as saith the prophet,

Acts 17:24

The God that made the world and all the things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;

Deuteronomy 10:14

Behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens are of the LORD thy God, the earth also, with all that is therein.

2 Chronicles 6:18

Is it true that God is to dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee, how much less this house which I have built!

Psalm 113:4

The LORD is high above all Gentiles and his glory above the heavens.

John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

2 Corinthians 6:16

And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them and walk in them and I 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 cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell; God knows) was caught up to the third heaven.

1 John 3:1

Behold, what charity the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world does not know us, because it does not know him.

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