Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

But will God in very deed 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!

Holman Bible

But will God indeed live on earth with man? 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 with human beings? 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 in very deed 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!

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

But will God actually dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens 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 with men 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 with man 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

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!

Julia Smith Translation

For indeed will God dwell with man upon the earth? Behold, the heavens and the heavens of the heavens will not contain thee; much less this house which I built

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

"But will God indeed dwell with humankind upon the earth? Look, the heavens and {the highest heavens} cannot contain you! Surely then this house that I have built [will not contain you!]

Modern King James verseion

But truly will God in deed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, Heavens and heaven of the heavens cannot contain You! How much less this house which I have built?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Howbeit, in very deed, can God dwell with man on earth? Behold, neither heaven or heaven above all heavens is able to contain thee! How should the house then which I have built for thee do it?

NET Bible

"God does not really live with humankind 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 indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven can't contain you; how much less this house which I have built.

The Emphasized Bible

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!

Webster

But will God in very deed 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!

World English Bible

"But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house which I have built!

Youngs Literal Translation

(for is it true? -- God dwelleth with man on the earth! Lo, the heavens, and the heavens of the heavens, do not contain Thee, how much less this house that I have built?)

Interlinear

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

אמנם 
'umnam 
Usage: 5

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

with men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

on the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and the heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Solomon's Prayer To Dedicate The Temple

17 "Now therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, let Your word be confirmed which You have spoken to Your servant David. 18 "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. 19 "Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You;


Cross References

2 Chronicles 2:6

"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?

Isaiah 66:1

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?

Psalm 113:5-6

Who is like the LORD our God, Who is enthroned on high,

Exodus 29:45-46

"I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.

1 Kings 8:27

"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!

2 Chronicles 32:15

'Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?'"

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 9:14

"How then can I answer Him, And choose my words before Him?

Job 25:4-6

"How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?

Psalm 68:18

You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives; You have received gifts among men, Even among the rebellious also, that the LORD God may dwell there.

Psalm 139:7-10

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Jeremiah 23:24

"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.

Matthew 7:11

"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Acts 7:48-49

"However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says:

Acts 17:24

"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;

2 Corinthians 12:2

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.



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