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

  • Irene123
    To 'magnocrat' on Acts ch. 1 - We are not to know who the other women in the upper room were. remember - this is GOD'S word, He dictated it. To accept just what it says without frantically searching for 'unknowns' is - FAITH.
  • Sonja
    there is only 1 God. he is the 1st and the last the beginning and the end. Beside him there is no other. part of getting into heaven is repenting of your sin, being baptized in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues. ( this is not just for certain people it is for everyone) Acts 2:38 - Acts 2:39
  • Osagie
    The book of Acts is a guide book for a true Christian life
  • Magnocrat
    In verse 14 who were the women besides Mary?
  • DIANE
    the book of acts is a tremendous book showing the great power the holy spirit endows us as believers and yielding to God gives us to be witnesses to the great commision Jesus has given us.
  • 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 .

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