44 “Our fathers had the tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen.45 And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought it in with [a]Joshua upon dispossessing the [b]nations whom God drove out before our fathers, until the time of David.46 David found favor in God’s sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the [c]God of Jacob.47 But it was Solomon who built a house for Him.48 However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says:
49 ‘Heaven is My throne, And earth is the footstool of My feet; What kind of house will you build for Me?’ says the Lord, ‘Or what place is there for My repose? 50 ‘Was it not My hand which made all these things?’
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