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27 so that they might look for God,[a] somehow reach for him, and find him. Of course, he is never far from any one of us. 28 For we live, move, and exist because of him, as some of your own poets have said: ‘…Since we are his children, too.’[b] 29 So if we are God’s children, we shouldn’t think that the divine being is like gold, silver, or stone, or is an image carved by humans using their own imagination and skill.

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  1. Acts 17:27 Other mss. read for the Lord
  2. Acts 17:28 Phainomena (5) by Aratus, a poet of Sicilian origin (3rd century BC). Cleanthes the Stoic (3rd century BC) used almost identical language.