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

  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED --- TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward. Did Apostle Paul say this. DISPENSATION
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 1:1 THE FORMER TREATISE HAVE I MADE O THEOPHILUS OF ALL THAT JESUS BEGAN BOTH TO DO AND TEACH --1:2-- UNTIL THE DAY IN WHICH HE WAS TAKEN UP AFTER THAT HE THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS UNTO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN
  • Ray321
    Acts 1:5 The promise of the Father. 5 For John truly baptized with water but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Act 1:6 6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? What the Jews wanted was a physical Kingdom and rein will Jesus, that was fore told by the Prophets.
  • A disciple
    Hi Ray; If you read carefully the whole portion you refer to; the Lord was telling them to wait for the "Power From On High" the Baptism of the Spirit; which they heard from Him they should receive. For in the same place Jesus also told them that it was not given to them to know the Day, which the Father reserves to His own Authority, for the Restoration of all things; but we need Power till then!
  • Ray321
    Acts 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. The 11 Apostles were told to stay in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father in heaven. They were waiting for the second coming of Jesus .

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