Acts 13:21

“And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And afterward they desired a King, and God gaue vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis, a man of the tribe of Beniamin, by the space of fourty yeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And afterward they asked for a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for the space of forty years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then at their request for a king, God gave them Saul, the son of Kish, a man of the family of Benjamin, who was their king for forty years.
- Basic English Bible

And then they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul, son of Kis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, during forty years.
- Darby Bible

And afterward they desired a king: and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
- Webster's Bible

Next they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a Benjamite, who reigned forty years.
- Weymouth Bible

Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
- World English Bible

And fro that tyme thei axiden a kyng, and God yaf to hem Saul, the sone of Cis, a man of the lynage of Beniamyn, bi fourti yeeris.
- Wycliffe Bible

and thereafter they asked for a king, and God did give to them Saul, son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 13:21


13:21 He gave them Saul forty years - Including the time wherein Samuel judged Israel.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 13:21


Ac 13:21 By the space of forty years. The Old Testament does not give the length of Saul's reign, but Josephus says Saul reigned for forty years.

Discussion for Acts 13:21

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