Acts 17:28
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New International Version
For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'

New Living Translation
For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'

English Standard Version
for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

Berean Study Bible
For in Him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are His offspring.'

Berean Literal Bible
For in Him we live and move and are.' As also some of the poets among you have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'

New American Standard Bible
for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.'

King James Bible
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'

International Standard Version
For we live, move, and exist because of him, as some of your own poets have said: '…Since we are his children, too.'

NET Bible
For in him we live and move about and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we too are his offspring.'

New Heart English Bible
'For in him we live, and move, and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also his offspring.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For it is by him that we have life and we move and exist; so also some of the wise men among you have said: “Our lineage is from him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, we live, move, and exist because of him. As some of your poets have said, 'We are God's children.'

New American Standard 1977
for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His offspring.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
for in him we live and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also of his lineage.

King James 2000 Bible
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

American King James Version
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

American Standard Version
for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in him we live, and move, and are; as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring.

Darby Bible Translation
for in him we live and move and exist; as also some of the poets amongst you have said, For we are also his offspring.

English Revised Version
for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Webster's Bible Translation
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is in closest union with Him that we live and move and have our being; as in fact some of the poets in repute among yourselves have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'

World English Bible
'For in him we live, and move, and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also his offspring.'

Young's Literal Translation
for in Him we live, and move, and are; as also certain of your poets have said: For of Him also we are offspring.
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
27God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘- We are His offspring.’ 29Therefore, being offspring of God, we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by man’s skill and imagination.…
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 12:10
In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?

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."

Daniel 5:23
but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways, you have not glorified.

Hebrews 2:11
For both the One who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are of the same family. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
Treasury of Scripture

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

in him.

1 Samuel 25:29 Yet a man is risen to pursue you, and to seek your soul…

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

Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

Psalm 66:9 Which holds our soul in life, and suffers not our feet to be moved.

Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.

John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son …

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

as.

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians …

we are.

Luke 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the …

Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, …

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