Acts 7:49
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New International Version
"'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be?

New Living Translation
Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that?' asks the LORD. 'Could you build me such a resting place?

English Standard Version
“‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?

Berean Study Bible
Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what will be My place of repose?

Berean Literal Bible
Heaven is My throne, and the earth a footstool of My feet. What kind of house will you build Me, says the Lord, or what is the place of My rest?

New American Standard Bible
'HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND EARTH IS THE FOOTSTOOL OF MY FEET; WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YOU BUILD FOR ME?' says the Lord, 'OR WHAT PLACE IS THERE FOR MY REPOSE?

King James Bible
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Heaven is My throne, and earth My footstool. What sort of house will you build for Me? says the Lord, or what is My resting place?

International Standard Version
"'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house can you build for me,' declares the Lord, "or what place is there in which I can rest?

NET Bible
Heaven is my throne, and earth is the footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is my resting place?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
'Heaven is my throne and The Earth is the stool which is under my feet. Where is the house that you will build for me?, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, or where is the place of my rest?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
'The Lord says, "Heaven is my throne. The earth is my footstool. What kind of house are you going to build for me? Where will I rest?

New American Standard 1977
‘HEAVEN IS MY THRONE,
            AND EARTH IS THE FOOTSTOOL OF MY FEET;
            WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YOU BUILD FOR ME?’ says the Lord;
            ‘OR WHAT PLACE IS THERE FOR MY REPOSE?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool; what house will ye build me? saith the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?

King James 2000 Bible
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will you build me? says the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

American King James Version
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will you build me? said the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

American Standard Version
The heaven is my throne, And the earth the footstool of my feet: What manner of house will ye build me? saith the Lord: Or what is the place of my rest?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool. What house will you build me? saith the Lord; or what is the place of my resting?

Darby Bible Translation
The heaven [is] my throne and the earth the footstool of my feet: what house will ye build me? saith [the] Lord, or where [is the] place of my rest?

English Revised Version
The heaven is my throne, And the earth the footstool of my feet: What manner of house will ye build me? saith the Lord: Or what is the place of my rest?

Webster's Bible Translation
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: What house will ye build for me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

Weymouth New Testament
"'The sky is My throne, and earth is the footstool for My feet. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what resting place shall I have?

World English Bible
'heaven is my throne, and the earth a footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build me?' says the Lord; 'or what is the place of my rest?

Young's Literal Translation
The heaven is My throne, and the earth My footstool; what house will ye build to Me? saith the Lord, or what is the place of My rest?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:42-50 Stephen upbraids the Jews with the idolatry of their fathers, to which God gave them up as a punishment for their early forsaking him. It was no dishonour, but an honour to God, that the tabernacle gave way to the temple; so it is now, that the earthly temple gives way to the spiritual one; and so it will be when, at last, the spiritual shall give way to the eternal one. The whole world is God's temple, in which he is every where present, and fills it with his glory; what occasion has he then for a temple to manifest himself in? And these things show his eternal power and Godhead. But as heaven is his throne, and the earth his footstool, so none of our services can profit Him who made all things. Next to the human nature of Christ, the broken and spiritual heart is his most valued temple.
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
48However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: 49‘- Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what will be My place of repose? 50Has not My hand made all these things?’…
Cross References
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!

2 Chronicles 6:18
"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.

Isaiah 66:1
Thus says the LORD, "Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?

Matthew 5:34
But I tell you not to swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

Matthew 5:35
or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Treasury of Scripture

Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will you build me? said the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

Heaven.

1 Kings 22:19 And he said, Hear you therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD …

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his …

Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said …

Matthew 5:34,35 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne…

Matthew 23:22 And he that shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and …

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even …

what house.

Jeremiah 7:4-11 Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The …

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same …

Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said to them, See you not all these things? truly I say …

John 4:21 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall …

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