Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

King James Version

That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

Holman Bible

so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

International Standard Version

so that they might look for God, somehow reach for him, and find him. Of course, he is never far from any one of us.

A Conservative Version

to search for the Lord, if indeed perhaps they might grope for him and find him, although being not far from each one of us.

American Standard Version

that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us:

Amplified

So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.

An Understandable Version

He wanted these people to search for God in hope that, by groping for Him, they might [eventually] find Him, even though He is not [really] very far from [any of] us.

Anderson New Testament

that they might seek for God, if perhaps they would feel after him, and find him, although, indeed, he is not far from every one of us.

Bible in Basic English

So that they might make search for God, in order, if possible, to get knowledge of him and make discovery of him, though he is not far from every one of us:

Common New Testament

that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

Daniel Mace New Testament

by which they might enquire, and by due reflection investigate the supreme being, although he be not far from every one of us: for in him we live,

Darby Translation

that they may seek God; if indeed they might feel after him and find him, although he is not far from each one of us:

Godbey New Testament

that they should seek God, if perhaps indeed they might feel after him, and find him, though not being far from each one of you.

Goodspeed New Testament

so that they might search for God, and perhaps grope for him and find him, though he is never far from any of us.

John Wesley New Testament

That they might seek God, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that they should seek the Lord, if in any manner they might reach out to touch him and find him though he is not far from each one of us;

Julia Smith Translation

To seek the Lord, if perchance indeed they have felt for him, and found, although not being far from each one of us:

King James 2000

That they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

Lexham Expanded Bible

to search for God, if perhaps indeed they might feel around for him and find [him]. And indeed he is not far away from each one of us,

Modern King James verseion

to seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after Him and find Him, though indeed He is not far from each one of us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That they should seek God, if they might feel and find him: though he be not far from every one of us.

Moffatt New Testament

meaning them to seek for God on the chance of finding him in their groping for him. Though indeed he is close to each one of us,

Montgomery New Testament

"so that they might seek God, if perhaps they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from every on of us;

NET Bible

so that they would search for God and perhaps grope around for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

New Heart English Bible

that they should seek God, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

Noyes New Testament

that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he is not far from every one of us.

Sawyer New Testament

that they should seek God, if perhaps they might feel after and find him, and indeed he is not far from every one of us.

The Emphasized Bible

that they might be seeking God - if, after all, indeed, they might feel after him and find him, - although, in truth, he is already not far from any one of us.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that they should seek the Lord, if indeed they might haply grope him out, and find him, though truly he is not far from any individual of us:

Twentieth Century New Testament

That they might search for God, if by any means they might feel their way to him and find him. And yet he is not really far from any one of us;

Webster

That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he is not far from every one of us:

Weymouth New Testament

that they might seek God, if perhaps they could grope for Him and find Him. Yes, though He is not far from any one of us.

Williams New Testament

so that they might search for God, possibly they might grope for Him, and find Him, though He is really not far from any of us.

World English Bible

that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

Worrell New Testament

that they should seek God, if, perhaps, they might feel after Him, and find Him, although, in truth, He is not far from each one of us;

Worsley New Testament

that they might seek the Lord, if possibly they might trace Him, and find Him: though indeed He is not far from every one of us.

Youngs Literal Translation

to seek the Lord, if perhaps they did feel after Him and find, -- though, indeed, He is not far from each one of us,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

γέ 
Ge 
yet, at least, beside, doubtless, not tr
Usage: 4

ψηλαφάω 
Pselaphao 
Usage: 3




Usage: 0
Usage: 0

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
Usage: 130

καίτοιγε 
Kaitoige 
Usage: 3

he be
ὑπάρχω 
Huparcho 
be, have, live, after, not tr
Usage: 41

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

μακράν 
Makran 
Usage: 7

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

ἕκαστος 
hekastos 
Usage: 73

εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Acts 17:27

Context Readings

Paul Speaks To The Areopagus

26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.'


Cross References

Acts 14:17

and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."

Jeremiah 23:23-24

"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off?

Deuteronomy 4:7

"For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?

Acts 15:17

SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,'

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!

Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Psalm 139:1-13

O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Romans 2:4

Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

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