Acts 17:29
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English Standard Version
Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.

King James Bible
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

American Standard Version
Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the graving of art, and device of man.

English Revised Version
Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like to gold, or silver, or stone graven by art and man's device.

Weymouth New Testament
Since then we are God's offspring, we ought not to imagine that His nature resembles gold or silver or marble, or anything sculptured by the art and inventive faculty of man.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The Godhead (τὸ θεῖον)

Lit., that which is divine.

Like to gold, etc

These words must have impressed his hearers profoundly, as they looked at the multitude of statues of divinities which surrounded them.

Graven (χαράγματι)

Not a participle, as A. V., but a noun, in apposition with gold, silver, and stone: "a graving or carved-work of art," etc.

Acts 17:29 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we ought.

Psalm 94:7-9 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it...

Psalm 106:20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eats grass.

Psalm 115:4-8 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands...

Isaiah 40:12-18 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span...

Isaiah 44:9-20 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses...

Habakkuk 2:19,20 Woe to him that said to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver...

Romans 1:20-23 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made...

graven.

Exodus 20:4 You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath...

Exodus 32:4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a engraving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said...

Isaiah 46:5,6 To whom will you liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like...

Jeremiah 10:4-10 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not...

Cross References
2 Kings 19:18
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. Therefore they were destroyed.

Isaiah 40:18
To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?

Acts 19:26
And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods.

Romans 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

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