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Acts 1:20

20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms,

r“ ‘May his camp become desolate,

and let there be no one to dwell in it’;

and

s“ ‘Let another take his office.’

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Acts 1:20 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms:

“ ‘May his place be deserted;

let there be no one to dwell in it,’

and,

“ ‘May another take his place of leadership.’

Acts 1:20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Acts 1:20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 Peter continued, “This was written in the book of Psalms, where it says, ‘Let his home become desolate, with no one living in it.’ It also says, ‘Let someone else take his position.’

Acts 1:20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms:

‘Let his dwelling place be desolate,

And let no one live in it’;

and,

‘Let another take his office.’

Acts 1:20 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 “In the Book of Psalms,” Peter said, “this is written:

‘May his place be empty;

leave no one to live in it.’

And it is also written:

‘Let another man replace him as leader.’

Acts 1:20 — American Standard Version (ASV)

20 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.

Acts 1:20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 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.

Acts 1:20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 You’ve read in Psalms, ‘Let his home be deserted, and let no one live there,’ and ‘Let someone else take his position.’ 

“Therefore, someone must be added to our number to serve with us as a witness that Jesus came back to life.

Acts 1:20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms:

Let his dwelling become desolate;

let no one live in it; and

Let someone else take his position.

Acts 1:20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms,

‘Let his homestead become desolate,

and let there be no one to live in it’;

and

‘Let another take his position of overseer.’

Acts 1:20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms,

‘Let his residence become deserted,

and let there be no one to live in it,’

and,

‘Let another person take his position.’

Acts 1:20 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

20 Peter said, “Here is what is written in the book of Psalms. It says,

“ ‘May his home be deserted.

May no one live in it.’

The Psalms also say,

“ ‘Let someone else take his place as leader.’

Acts 1:20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 “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.’


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