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19 He was the one who destroyed the seven nations inhabiting the land of Canaan[a] and afterward gave the land to his people as their inheritance. 20 This took about four hundred and fifty years.[b]

“Then God raised up deliverers for the people until the time of the prophet Samuel. 21 The people craved for a king, so God gave them one from the tribe of Benjamin: Saul, the son of Kish, who ruled for forty years.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 13:19 See Deut. 7:1.
  2. Acts 13:20 There is much debate over where this clause fits. It is possible that it would go with the next sentence, “For four hundred and fifty years God raised up deliverers.”