2 Chronicles 2:6
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New Living Translation
But who can really build him a worthy home? Not even the highest heavens can contain him! So who am I to consider building a Temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices to him?

King James Bible
But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

Darby Bible Translation
But who is able to build him a house, seeing the heavens and the heaven of heavens cannot contain him? And who am I that I should build him a house, except to burn sacrifice before him?

World English Bible
But who is able to build him a house, since heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain him? who am I then, that I should build him a house, except just to burn incense before him?

Young's Literal Translation
and who doth retain strength to build to Him a house, for the heavens, even the heavens of the heavens, do not contain Him? and who am I that I do build to Him a house, except to make perfume before Him?

2 Chronicles 2:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

2:6 Contain - When I speak of building an house for our great God, let none think I mean to comprehend God within it, for he is infinite. To sacrifice - To worship him there where he is graciously present.

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1 Kings 8:27
"But will God really live on earth? Why, even the highest heavens cannot contain you. How much less this Temple I have built!

2 Chronicles 6:18
"But will God really live on earth among people? Why, even the highest heavens cannot contain you. How much less this Temple I have built!

Jeremiah 23:24
Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?" says the LORD.

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