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.’

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  1. Acts 17:26 NU omits blood

26 and (A)He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having (B)determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might feel around 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 [a]exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His descendants.’

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  1. Acts 17:28 Lit are

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.’

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  1. 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.

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]

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  1. Acts 17:28 From the Cretan philosopher Epimenides
  2. Acts 17:28 From the Cilician Stoic philosopher Aratus

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

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27 (A)To them God willed to make known what are (B)the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: [a]which is (C)Christ in you, (D)the hope of glory.

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  1. Colossians 1:27 M who

27 to whom (A)God willed to make known what (B)the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is (C)Christ in you, the (D)hope of glory.

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27 God [in His eternal plan] chose to make known to them how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in and among you, the hope and guarantee of [realizing the] glory.

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27 To them God has chosen to make known(A) among the Gentiles the glorious riches(B) of this mystery, which is Christ in you,(C) the hope of glory.

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27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

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Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, (A)that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you [a]are (B)disqualified.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 13:5 do not stand the test

(A)Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; (B)examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you [a](C)fail the test?

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  1. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Lit are unapproved

Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers. Examine yourselves [not me]! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves [by an ongoing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit?

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Examine yourselves(A) to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.(B) Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you(C)—unless, of course, you fail the test?

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Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

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But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

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However, you are not (A)in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God (B)dwells in you. But (C)if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 (D)If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is [a]alive because of righteousness.

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  1. Romans 8:10 Lit life

However, you are not [living] in the flesh [controlled by the sinful nature] but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God lives in you [directing and guiding you]. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him [and is not a child of God].(A) 10 If Christ lives in you, though your [natural] body is dead because of sin, your spirit is alive because of righteousness [which He provides].

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You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh(A) but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.(B) And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,(C) they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you,(D) then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[a] because of righteousness.

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  1. Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

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17 (A)that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, (B)being rooted and grounded in love,

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