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Acts 17:27-29 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

27 to search for God, if perhaps indeed they might feel around for him and find him.[a] And indeed he is not far away from each one of us, 28 for in him we live and move and exist,[b] as even some of your own[c] poets have said: ‘For we also are his[d] offspring.’[e] 29 Therefore, because we[f] are offspring of God, we ought not to think the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by human skill and thought.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 17:27 *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  2. Acts 17:28 Some interpreters hold that the phrase “in him we live and move and exist” is a quotation from Epimenides of Crete, but more likely it is a traditional Greek formula
  3. Acts 17:28 Literally “with respect to you”
  4. Acts 17:28 Literally “of him
  5. Acts 17:28 A quotation from Aratus, Phaenomena 5
  6. Acts 17:29 Here “because” is supplied as a component of the participle (“are”) which is understood as causal
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