Acts 13:19

19 And 1after destroying 2seven nations in the land of Canaan, 3he gave them their land as an inheritance.

Acts 13:19 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 13:19

And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of
The Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, Jebusites, and Girgashites; and the name of seven nations is what they are usually called by in Jewish writings; and though they were not utterly destroyed, or everyone of them put to death, or driven out, for some remained to be thorns in the sides of the Israelites; yet they were so wasted and conquered, that they could never recover any more: he divided their land to them; every tribe had its portion of it assigned, by lot; see ( Joshua 14:1-3 ) .

Acts 13:19 In-Context

17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
18 And for about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.
19 And after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance.
20 All this took about 450 years. And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
21 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.

Cross References 3

  • 1. See Acts 7:45
  • 2. Deuteronomy 7:1
  • 3. Joshua 14:1, 2; Joshua 19:51; Psalms 78:55; Psalms 136:21, 22
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