Acts 1:20

“For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is written in the booke of Psalmes, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: And his Bishopricke let another take.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'LET HIS HOMESTEAD BE MADE DESOLATE, AND LET NO ONE DWELL IN IT'; and, 'LET ANOTHER MAN TAKE HIS OFFICE.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be made desolate, And let no man dwell therein: and, His office let another take.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in the book of Psalms it says, Let his house be waste, and let no man be living in it: and, Let his position be taken by another.
- Basic English Bible

For it is written in [the] book of Psalms, Let his homestead become desolate, and let there be no dweller in it; and, Let another take his overseership.
- Darby Bible

For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell in it: and, His bishopric let another take.
- Webster's Bible

For it is written in the Book of Psalms, `Let his encampment be desolate: let there be no one to dwell there'; and "`His work let another take up.'
- Weymouth Bible

For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his habitation be made desolate. Let no one dwell therein;' and, 'Let another take his office.'
- World English Bible

And it is writun in the book of Salmes, The abitacioun of hem be maad desert, and be ther noon that dwelle in it, and an other take his bishopriche.
- Wycliffe Bible

for it hath been written in the book of Psalms: Let his lodging-place become desolate, and let no one be dwelling in it, and his oversight let another take.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:20


1:20 His bishopric - That is, his apostleship. #Psa 69:25|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:20


Ac 1:20 His office let another take. This is, rather, an application of the spirit of Ps 109:8. than its exact words. It sets forth the desert of persecutors.

Discussion for Acts 1

  • Carol
    I 'believe Its a blessing to have human people to be use by for gods purpose.
  • BSP
    Jesus here assured his disciples that they would receive the power of the holy spirit in order for them to continue the preaching work. That same spirit is needed today in order to preach the good news. We should ask God for holy spirit when we pray.
  • Ricardo
    The Holy Spirit is Jesus. In Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
    Jesus said in the NAME. These 3 TITLES have a NAME. Lets look at the scriptures for the NAME. In John 5:23 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
  • Maria Morales
    In this chapter we learn that David prophesied that another would take the office of apostleship after Judas. It is amazing how the apostles used the scriptures (old testament) to direct their steps and thereby fulfill the word that was written by the prophets.
  • Irene123
    To Mari - Thank-you for acknowledging my comment. It's wonderful to see others on here.
  • Mari
    Amen Irene. Acts 2:38. And today the pastor said the same about Acts, that it is the beginning the church.

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