Acts 17:25
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New International Version
And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.

New Living Translation
and human hands can't serve his needs--for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need.

English Standard Version
nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

Berean Study Bible
Nor is He served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

Berean Literal Bible
nor is He served by hands of men as needing anything, Himself giving to all life and breath and everything.

New American Standard Bible
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;

King James Bible
Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives everyone life and breath and all things.

International Standard Version
and he isn't served by people as if he needed anything. He himself gives everyone life, breath, and everything else.

NET Bible
nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives life and breath and everything to everyone.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he is not served by the hands of men, and he has no need of anything, because he gives every person life and a soul.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and he isn't served by humans as if he needed anything. He gives everyone life, breath, and everything they have.

New American Standard 1977
neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things;

Jubilee Bible 2000
neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life and breath and all things

King James 2000 Bible
Neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

American King James Version
Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

American Standard Version
neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither is he served with men's hands, as though he needed any thing; seeing it is he who giveth to all life, and breath, and all things:

Darby Bible Translation
nor is served by men's hands as needing something, himself giving to all life and breath and all things;

English Revised Version
neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Weymouth New Testament
Nor is He ministered to by human hands, as though He needed anything--but He Himself gives to all men life and breath and all things.

World English Bible
neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things.

Young's Literal Translation
neither by the hands of men is He served -- needing anything, He giving to all life, and breath, and all things;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:22-31 Here we have a sermon to heathens, who worshipped false gods, and were without the true God in the world; and to them the scope of the discourse was different from what the apostle preached to the Jews. In the latter case, his business was to lead his hearers by prophecies and miracles to the knowledge of the Redeemer, and faith in him; in the former, it was to lead them, by the common works of providence, to know the Creator, and worship Him. The apostle spoke of an altar he had seen, with the inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. This fact is stated by many writers. After multiplying their idols to the utmost, some at Athens thought there was another god of whom they had no knowledge. And are there not many now called Christians, who are zealous in their devotions, yet the great object of their worship is to them an unknown God? Observe what glorious things Paul here says of that God whom he served, and would have them to serve. The Lord had long borne with idolatry, but the times of this ignorance were now ending, and by his servants he now commanded all men every where to repent of their idolatry. Each sect of the learned men would feel themselves powerfully affected by the apostle's discourse, which tended to show the emptiness or falsity of their doctrines.
Study Bible
Paul Before the Areopagus
24The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples made by human hands. 25Nor is He served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26From one man He made every nation of men, to inhabit the whole earth; and He determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 30:20
by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."

Job 22:2
"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?

Psalm 50:10
"For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills.

Isaiah 42:5
Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it,

Jeremiah 38:16
But King Zedekiah swore to Jeremiah in secret saying, "As the LORD lives, who made this life for us, surely I will not put you to death nor will I give you over to the hand of these men who are seeking your life."
Treasury of Scripture

Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

is.

Job 22:2 Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

Job 35:6,7 If you sin, what do you against him? or if your transgressions be …

Psalm 16:2 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness …

Psalm 50:8-13 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, …

Jeremiah 7:20-23 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, my anger and my fury shall …

Amos 5:21-23 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn …

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not …

seeing.

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also …

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did …

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed …

Numbers 16:22 And they fell on their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits …

Numbers 27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over …

Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Job 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

Job 33:4 The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

Job 34:14 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath;

Psalm 104:27-30 These wait all on you; that you may give them their meat in due season…

Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched …

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

Romans 11:35 Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed to him again?

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

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