and said, "Friends, long ago the Holy Spirit spoke through David regarding Judas, who became the guide to those who arrested Jesus. That Scripture had to be fulfilled, and now has been.
Judas was one of us and had his assigned place in this ministry.
It's exactly what we find written in the Psalms: Let his farm become haunted So no one can ever live there. "And also what was written later: Let someone else take over his post.
"Judas must now be replaced. The replacement must come from the company of men who stayed together with us
from the time Jesus was baptized by John up to the day of his ascension, designated along with us as a witness to his resurrection."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)