Acts 1:20

20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms, '1LET HIS HOMESTEAD BE MADE DESOLATE, AND LET NO ONE DWELL IN IT'; and, '2LET ANOTHER MAN TAKE HIS [a]OFFICE.'

Acts 1:20 In-Context

18 (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.
19 And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
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.'
21 "Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us-
22 beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us-one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."

Cross References 2

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit "position as overseer"
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