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Acts 13:19

    Acts 13:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And having put to destruction seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them the land for their heritage for about four hundred and fifty years.

    Webster's Revision

    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:

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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:

    Definitions for Acts 13:19

    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 13:19

    Destroyed seven nations - The Canaanites, Hittites, Girgasites, Amorites, Hivites, Peresites, and Jebusites. The rabbins frequently call them שבעה אומות Shebaah Omoth, the Seven Nations.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 13:19

    And when he had destroyed - Subdued, cast out, or extirpated them as nations. It does not mean that all were put to death, for many of them were left in the land; but that they were subdued as nations, they were broken up and overcome, Deuteronomy 7:1, "And hath cast out many nations before them," etc.

    Seven nations - The Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, Deuteronomy 7:1; Joshua 3:10; Nehemiah 9:8.

    In the land of Canaan - The whole land Was called by the name of one of the principal nations. This was the promised land; the holy land, etc.

    He divided ... - See an account of this in Joshua 14-15: The lot was often used among the Jews to determine important questions. See the note at Acts 1:26.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 13:19

    13:19 Seven nations - Enumerated Deut 7:1; about four hundred and fifty years - That is, from the choice of the fathers to the dividing of the land; it was about four hundred and fifty years.