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

  • Ray321

    11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
    12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  • Bruce
    ray: I send my messenger before thy face,which shall prepare thy way before thee.Matthew 11:10,Luke7:27 He's talking about John the Baptists./Behold I will send you Elijah The Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of The LORD:Malachi4:5 /Then The Disciples understood that he spoke unto them John The Baptist.Matthew 17:10-13. /Matthew7:15: Beware of False Prophets in Sheep Clothes
  • A disciple
    Ray; There is NO Book of the Bible that is "confused." God is Not the Author of confusion. The Book of the Acts of the Apostles is not a "transitional" book. It was written, along with the Evangel Narrative, to give the completed Testimony to the High Priest, Theophilus; according to the Law, that the Testimony of the Sacred Writings be kept with the Priests, on behalf of the children of Israel.
  • Ray321
    I find the book of Act's, the most confused books of all times. But is not confusing. What happening in this book is lots of changes. It's a transitional book not a doctrinal book . The big change was when Stephen got stone, Jesus sat back down. It almost happen, the tribulation. Now, we are in the grace age which was kept a secret until Apostle Paul revealed it. Wow, that is awesome.
  • Ray321
    A disciple and bruce, for you to understand Apostle Paul's episode, Romans through Philemon, you will have to give up your tradition of religion and follow Paul's episode. I used to be in your shoes guys. I Pray to God to open your eyes and ears for direction. I have no more to say but pray for you guys. Good luck and God bless you.
  • Ray321
    Men today are caught up in tradition where it is hard to understand Apostle Paul's episode. Matthew 11:10 Jesus said, for this is he , of whom it is written , Behold, I send you my messenger before thy face , which shall prepare thy way before thee. Jesus was telling the Disiples that Apostle Paul will be the messenger for him. Jesus had chosen Paul for Gentiles. It's all there in the Bible. See.

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