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

  • George V
    The book of acts reveals Christs expectations of the apostles and in so doing us .
    Sadly today I recall the words stated that many , in fact most don't know God . Superficially we know but not as the apostles and Moses did . Seems that prayer and fasting are lacking and as those apostles who came together to seek out gods instruction for them we must do the same .
  • David
    The Holy Ghost (Spirit) is the third part of the Trinity; Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit will dwell in your heart if you will let Him. He is your Comforter for always. Just like God's Love and forgiveness are offered free so too is your Comforter. In the world today we need all that God is offering as we are drawing closer to The Second Coming of Christ so we must be ready to meet Christ
  • M.M.
    Father, Son, Holy Spirit are one.The Trinity
  • Mary miller
    who is the Holy Ghost
  • Jambreas
    The Holy Ghost is a spirit that is combined in the Father(God) and his son Jesus which is also spirits And God is not a man he can't not lie. Amen
  • Carmen Redding
    The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit was sent to fill those whom God chose to use to carry out his divine plans. In the New Testament Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to dwell in those who believed. In Acts, the He is described as our Father's gift to us. He teaches, convicts, comforts, intercedes and gives us power to become like Jesus.

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