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Acts 7:48 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not in [houses] made with hands; as saith the prophet,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “However, the Most High does not dwell in [houses] made by [human] hands; as the prophet says:
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yet, the Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the prophet,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the Most High dwells not in [places] made with hands; as says the prophet,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Although indeed, the Most High, not in hand-made places, dwelleth; just as, the prophet, saith—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'But the Most High in sanctuaries made with hands doth not dwell, according as the prophet saith:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yet the most High dwelleth not in houses made by hands, as the prophet saith:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the Prophet,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But the Most High dwelleth not in the work of hands, as saith the prophet,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Yet the most High lodgeth not in a work of [human] hands; as saith the prophet:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Howbeit 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
most High 5310
{5310} Prime
ὕψιστος
hupsistos
{hoop'-sis-tos}
Superlative from the base of G5311; highest, that is, (masculine singular) the Supreme (God), or (neuter plural) the heavens.
dwelleth 2730
{2730} Prime
κατοικέω
katoikeo
{kat-oy-keh'-o}
From G2596 and G3611; to house permanently, that is, reside (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
temples 3485
{3485} Prime
ναός
naos
{nah-os'}
From a primary word ναίω [[naio]] (to dwell); a fane, shrine, temple.
made with hands; 5499
{5499} Prime
χειροποίητος
cheiropoietos
{khi-rop-oy'-ay-tos}
From G5495 and a derivative of G4160; manufactured, that is, of human construction.
as 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
saith 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
prophet, 4396
{4396} Prime
προφήτης
prophetes
{prof-ay'-tace}
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller ('prophet'); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 7:42-50.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 7:42-50.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 7:48

Yet the Most High inhabiteth not temples made with hands — As Solomon declared at the very dedication of the temple, 1 Kings 8:27. The Most High — Whom as such no building can contain. Isaiah 66:1.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the most High:

Deuteronomy 32:8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
Psalms 7:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
Psalms 46:4 [There is] a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the most High.
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most High, thy habitation;
Psalms 92:8 But thou, LORD, [art most] high for evermore.
Daniel 4:17 This matter [is] by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Daniel 4:24-25 This [is] the interpretation, O king, and this [is] the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king: ... That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Daniel 4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom [is] from generation to generation:
Hosea 7:16 They return, [but] not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this [shall be] their derision in the land of Egypt.

dwelleth:

Acts 17:24-25 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; ... Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
1 Kings 8:27 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?
2 Chronicles 2:5-6 And the house which I build [is] great: for great [is] our God above all gods. ... But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who [am] I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
2 Chronicles 6:18 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!

as:

Isaiah 66:1-2 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven [is] my throne, and the earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that ye build unto me? and where [is] the place of my rest? ... For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith the LORD: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
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Dt 32:8. 1K 8:27. 2Ch 2:5; 6:18. Ps 7:17; 46:4; 91:1, 9; 92:8. Is 66:1. Dn 4:17, 24, 34. Ho 7:16. Ac 17:24.

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