The heavens – indeed the highest heavens – belong to the Lord your God, as does the earth and everything in it.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as 1 God Almighty, 2 but by 3 my name ‘the Lord’ 4 I was not known to them. 5
“God does not really live on the earth! 1 Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky 1 and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him. 2
“God does not really live with humankind on the earth! 1 Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
“There will be harsh condemnation for the hypocrite who has a valuable male animal in his flock but vows and sacrifices something inferior to the Lord. For I am a great king,” 1 says the Lord who rules over all, “and my name is awesome among the nations.”