19 And he destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, and (A)divided their land to them by lot.

20 Then afterward he gave unto them (B)Judges about [a]four hundred and fifty years, unto the time of Samuel the Prophet.

21 So after that, they desired a (C)King, and God gave unto them (D)Saul, the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of [b]forty years.

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  1. Acts 13:20 There were from the birth of Isaac unto the destruction of the Canaanites under the governance of Joshua four hundred and seven and forty years, and therefore he addeth in this place, this word, About, for there want three years, but the Apostle useth the whole greater number.
  2. Acts 13:21 In this space of forty years must the time of Samuel be reckoned with the days of Saul: for the kingdom did as it were swallow up his government.