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26 From one man, Adam, he made every man and woman and every race of humanity, and he spread us over all the earth. He sets the boundaries of people and nations, determining their appointed times in history.[a] 27 He has done this so that every person would long for God, feel their way to him,[b] and find him—for he is the God who is easy to discover![c]

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  1. 17:26 The Aramaic adds an interesting nuance: “He commands the separation of the seasons and sets the lifespan of every person.”
  2. 17:27 The Aramaic is “investigating him in his creation.”
  3. 17:27 Or “the God who is not far from each one of us.”