2 Chronicles 6:18
Good News Translation
"But can you, O God, really live on earth among men and women? Not even all of heaven is large enough to hold you, so how can this Temple that I have built be large enough?

Contemporary English Version
There's not enough room in all of heaven for you, LORD God. How could you possibly live on earth in this temple I have built?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is it credible then that God should dwell with men on the earth? If heaven and the heavens of heavens do not contain thee, how much less this house, which I have built?

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Is it credible then that God should dwell with men on the earth? If heaven and the heavens of heavens do not contain thee, how much less this house, which I have built?

But will

Exodus 29:45,46 And I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel, and will be their God: . . .

1 Kings 8:27 Is it then to be thought that God should indeed dwell upon earth? for if heaven, and the heavens of heavens, cannot contain thee, how much less this house which I have built?

Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men. Yea for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.

Psalm 113:5,6 Who is as the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high: . . .

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool: what is this house that you will build to me? and what is this place of my rest?

Acts 7:48,49 Yet the most High dwelleth not in houses made by hands, as the prophet saith: . . .

Acts 17:24 God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

2 Chronicles 2:6 Who then can be able to build him a worthy house? if heaven, and the heavens of heavens cannot contain him: who am I that I should be able to build him a house? but to this end only, that incense may be burnt before him.

Psalm 139:7-10 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy face? . . .

Jeremiah 23:24 Shall a man be hid in secret places, and I not see him, saith the Lord? do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord?

2 Corinthians 12:2 I know a man in Christ: above fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I know not, or out of the body, I know not: God knoweth), such a one caught up to the third heaven.

how much

2 Chronicles 32:15 Therefore let not Ezechias deceive you, nor delude you with a vain persuasion, and do not believe him. For if no god of all the nations and kingdoms, could deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers, consequently neither shall your God be able to deliver you out of my hand.

Job 4:19 How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth?

Job 9:14 What am I then, that I should answer him, and have words with him?

Job 25:4-6 Can man be justified compared with God, or he that is born of a woman appear clean? . . .

Matthew 7:11 If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?

Context
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
17And now, Lord God of Israel, let thy word be established which thou hast spoken to thy servant David. 18Is it credible then that God should dwell with men on the earth? If heaven and the heavens of heavens do not contain thee, how much less this house, which I have built?19But to this end only it is made, that thou mayest regard the prayer of thy servant and his supplication, O Lord my God: and mayest hear the prayers which thy servant poureth out before thee.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:6
But I tell you that there is here a greater than the temple.

Acts 7:49
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?

2 Chronicles 2:6
Who then can be able to build him a worthy house? if heaven, and the heavens of heavens cannot contain him: who am I that I should be able to build him a house? but to this end only, that incense may be burnt before him.

2 Chronicles 6:17
And now, Lord God of Israel, let thy word be established which thou hast spoken to thy servant David.

2 Chronicles 6:19
But to this end only it is made, that thou mayest regard the prayer of thy servant and his supplication, O Lord my God: and mayest hear the prayers which thy servant poureth out before thee.

Psalm 113:5
Who is as the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high:

Psalm 113:6
and looketh down on the low things in heaven and in earth?

Isaiah 66:1
Thus saith the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool: what is this house that you will build to me? and what is this place of my rest?

Additional Translations
But will God indeed dwell with man upon the earth? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You, much less this temple I have built.But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house which I have built!

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 builded!

For will God indeed dwell with men upon the earth? if the heaven and the heaven of heavens will not suffice thee, what then is this house which I have built?

But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!

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 builded!

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!

"But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house which I have built!

(for is it true? -- God dwelleth with man on the earth! Lo, the heavens, and the heavens of the heavens, do not contain Thee, how much less this house that I have built?)
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