1 Kings 8:27
Good News Translation
"But can you, O God, really live on earth? 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 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?

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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?

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2 Chronicles 6:18 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?

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?

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

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 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God: as God saith: I will dwell in them and walk among them. And I will be their God: and they shall be my people.

1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.

the heaven

Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold heaven is the Lord's thy God, and the heaven of heaven, the earth and all things that are therein.

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 113:4 The Lord is high above all nations; and his glory above the heavens.

Psalm 139:7-16 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.

Context
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
26And now, Lord God of Israel, let thy words be established, which thou hast spoken to thy servant David, my father. 27Is 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?28But have regard to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplications, O Lord, my God: hear the hymn and the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee this day:…
Cross References
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?

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.

Deuteronomy 10:14
Behold heaven is the Lord's thy God, and the heaven of heaven, the earth and all things that are therein.

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 68:33
Who mounteth above the heaven of heavens, to the east. Behold he will give to his voice the voice of power:

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

Psalm 148:4
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens

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?

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?

Additional Translations
But will God indeed dwell upon the earth? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You, much less this temple I have built.But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built?

But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded!

But will God indeed dwell with men upon the earth? if the heaven and heaven of heavens will not suffice thee, how much less even this house which I have built to thy name?

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

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

But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house that I have built!

But, is it true? -- God dwelleth on the earth! lo, the heavens, and the heavens of the heavens do not contain Thee, how much less this house which I have builded!
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