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44 “Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Moses pto make it according to the pattern that he had seen, 45 qwhich our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, rwhom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the sdays of David, 46 twho found favor before God and uasked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob. 47 vBut Solomon built Him a house.
48 “However, wthe Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:
49 ‘Heaven xis My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
What house will you build for Me? says the Lord,
Or what is the place of My rest?
50 Has My hand not ymade all these things?’
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