New King James Version
26 And He has made from one [a]blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and (A)the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 (B)so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, (C)though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for (D)in Him we live and move and have our being, (E)as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’Read full chapter
- Acts 17:26 NU omits blood
26 And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands and territories. 27 This was so that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grasp for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28 For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of [a]your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’Read full chapter
- Acts 17:28 Paul was probably exposed to Greek literature when he studied with Gamaliel, and quoting or paraphrasing a line from one of their poets would have surprised and kept the attention of the audience. See note 22:3.
New International Version
26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.(A) 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.(B) 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’[a](C) As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’[b]