New Living Translation
"His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him--though he is not far from any one of us.
King James Bible
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Darby Bible Translation
that they may seek God; if indeed they might feel after him and find him, although he is not far from each one of us:
World English Bible
that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
Young's Literal Translation
to seek the Lord, if perhaps they did feel after Him and find, -- though, indeed, He is not far from each one of us,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:27 If haply - The way is open; God is ready to be found. But he will lay no force upon man; they might feel after him - This is in the midst between seeking and finding. Feeling being the lowest and grossest of all our senses, is fitly applied to the low knowledge of God; though he be not far from every one of us - We need not go far to seek or find him. He is very near us; in us. It is only perverse reason which thinks he is afar off.
LibraryThe General Resurrection
Behold, I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. A n object, great in itself, and which we know to be so, will appear small to us, if we view it from a distance. The stars, for example, in our view, are but as little specks …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
The World Turned Upside Down
Colossians 4:14 "Luke, the Beloved Physician. "
Acts 17:16-17. Athens.
For what great nation has a god as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we call on him?
Am I a God who is only close at hand?" says the LORD. "No, I am far away at the same time.
but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts."
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