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 mankind 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 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!

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

in very deed
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

of heavens
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

References

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Verse Info

Context Readings

Solomon's Prayer To Dedicate The Temple

17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word stand firm, which thou hast spoken unto thy slave 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 But thou shalt look upon the prayer of thy slave and upon his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer with which thy slave prays before thee


Cross References

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 113:5-6

Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwells on high,

Exodus 29:45-46

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

1 Kings 8:27

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?

2 Chronicles 32:15

Now, therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you nor persuade you in this matter neither believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hands and out of the hands of my fathers; how much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand?

Job 4:19

How much more with those that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who shall be crushed by the moth!

Job 9:14

How much less shall I answer him and choose out my words to reason with him?

Job 25:4-6

How then can man be justified with God? Or how can he that is born of a woman be clean?

Psalm 68:18

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts for men, yea, for the rebellious also that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Psalm 139:7-10

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

Isaiah 57:15

For thus has said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is The Holy One; I dwell in the high place and in holiness and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to cause the spirit of the humble to live and to cause the heart of the contrite ones to live.

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.

Matthew 7:11

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those that ask him?

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;

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.

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