Acts 13:19
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New International Version
and he overthrew seven nations in Canaan, giving their land to his people as their inheritance.

New Living Translation
Then he destroyed seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to Israel as an inheritance.

English Standard Version
And after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance.

New American Standard Bible
"When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritance-- all of which took about four hundred and fifty years.

King James Bible
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, He gave their land to them as an inheritance.

International Standard Version
he destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan. Then God gave their land to the Israelis as an inheritance

NET Bible
After he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave his people their land as an inheritance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, and he gave them their land for an inheritance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he destroyed seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to his people as an inheritance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

American King James Version
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

American Standard Version
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And destroying seven nations in the land of Chanaan, divided their land among them, by lot,

Darby Bible Translation
And having destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance.

English Revised Version
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years:

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

Weymouth New Testament
Then, after overthrowing seven nations in the land of Canaan, He divided that country among them as their inheritance for about four hundred and fifty years;

World English Bible
When he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred fifty years.

Young's Literal Translation
and having destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He did divide by lot to them their land.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:14-31 When we come together to worship God, we must do it, not only by prayer and praise, but by the reading and hearing of the word of God. The bare reading of the Scriptures in public assemblies is not enough; they should be expounded, and the people exhorted out of them. This is helping people in doing that which is necessary to make the word profitable, to apply it to themselves. Every thing is touched upon in this sermon, which might best prevail with Jews to receive and embrace Christ as the promised Messiah. And every view, however short or faint, of the Lord's dealings with his church, reminds us of his mercy and long-suffering, and of man's ingratitude and perverseness. Paul passes from David to the Son of David, and shows that this Jesus is his promised Seed; a Saviour to do that for them, which the judges of old could not do, to save them from their sins, their worst enemies. When the apostles preached Christ as the Saviour, they were so far from concealing his death, that they always preached Christ crucified. Our complete separation from sin, is represented by our being buried with Christ. But he rose again from the dead, and saw no corruption: this was the great truth to be preached.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 19, 20. - Canaan for Chanaan, A.V.; he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years: and after these things he gave them judges, etc., for he divided their land unto them by lot: and after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, etc., A.V. and T.R. It is difficult to say what is the meaning of the R.T. in regard to the four hundred and fifty years, what is the terminus a quo or ad quem intended by it. The usual explanations of the reading of the R.T. (adopted by Lachman, Bishop Wordsworth, and others) is that the years are dated from the birth of Isaac, and that the meaning is that the promise to give the land to the seed of Abraham was actually performed within four hundred and fifty years (ὡς ἔτεσι) (after the analogy of Galatians 3:17), which gives a good sense and is not at all improbable (see Bishop Wordsworth's note). The reading of the T.R. has grave objections on the score of chronology as well as grammar. Duration of time is expressed by the accusative case, as vers. 18 and 21; the measure of time in which a thing is done by the dative. So that the natural rendering of the T.R. would be that he gave them judges four hundred and fifty years after the entrance into Canaan; which of course cannot be the meaning. The other objection is that, if the times of the judges from the final conquest of the land to the judgeship of Samuel was four hundred and fifty years, the whole time from the Exodus to the building of the temple must have been about six hundred and forty years (37 from death of Moses to Othuiel + 450, + 30 for judgeship of Samuel, + 40 of Saul's reign, + 40 for David's reign, +3 years of Solomon, + and the 40 years in the wilderness), whereas 1 Kings 6:1 gives the time as four hundred and eighty years; while the genealogies suppose a much shorter time - about two hundred and eighty years. It is an immense gain, therefore, to get rid of this four hundred and fifty years for the time of the judges, and by the well-supported reading of the R.T. to get a calculation in agreement with Galatians 3:17 and with the chronology of the times. Gave them... for an inheritance. The T.R. has κατεκληροδότησεν, the R.T. has κατεκληρονόμησεν, which words are not infrequently interchanged in different codices of the LXX. (see Joshua 19:51; Deuteronomy 1:38; Deuteronomy 21:16, etc.). They have nearly identical meanings, "to give as an inheritance by lot." Neither word occurs elsewhere in the New Testament.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan,.... 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.



Acts 13:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
In Pisidian Antioch
18"For a period of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness. 19"When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritance-- all of which took about four hundred and fifty years. 20"After these things He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:1
When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations--the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you--

Joshua 14:1
Now these are the areas the Israelites received as an inheritance in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel allotted to them.

Joshua 19:51
These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel assigned by lot at Shiloh in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And so they finished dividing the land.

Judges 11:26
For three hundred years Israel occupied Heshbon, Aroer, the surrounding settlements and all the towns along the Arnon. Why didn't you retake them during that time?

1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the LORD.

Psalm 78:55
He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.

Acts 7:45
After receiving the tabernacle, our ancestors under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the nations God drove out before them. It remained in the land until the time of David,
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And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

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Acts 7:45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into …

Deuteronomy 7:1 When the LORD your God shall bring you into the land where you go …

Joshua 24:11 And you went over Jordan, and came to Jericho: and the men of Jericho …

Nehemiah 9:24 So the children went in and possessed the land, and you subdued before …

Psalm 78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance …

Chanaan.

Genesis 12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all …

Genesis 17:8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein …

Psalm 135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms …

Canaan. he divided.

Numbers 26:53-56 To these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to …

Joshua 14:1 And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited …

Joshua 18:10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD…

Joshua 23:4 Behold, I have divided to you by lot these nations that remain, to …

Psalm 78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance …

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