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Acts 7:47-48

7:47 But Solomon built a house 1  for him. 7:48 Yet the Most High 2  does not live in houses made by human hands, 3  as the prophet says,

1 sn See 1 Kgs 8:1-21.

2 sn The title the Most High points to God’s majesty (Heb 7:1; Luke 1:32, 35; Acts 16:7).

3 sn The phrase made by human hands is negative in the NT: Mark 14:58; Acts 17:24; Eph 2:11; Heb 9:11, 24. It suggests “man-made” or “impermanent.” The rebuke is like parts of the Hebrew scripture where the rebuke is not of the temple, but for making too much of it (1 Kgs 8:27; Isa 57:15; 1 Chr 6:8; Jer 7:1-34).

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