Acts 1:12-26 (Lexham English Bible)

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Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain that is called Olive Grovea which is near Jerusalem, {a Sabbath day's journey away}.b 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upstairs room where they were staying--Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James [son] of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas [son] of James. 14 All these were busily engaged with one mind in prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus and withc his brothers. 15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers (and it was a crowd of persons of about one hundred twenty at the same [place]) [and]d said, 16 "Men [and] brothers, it was necessary [that] the scripture be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit proclaimed beforehand through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus, 17 because he was counted among us and received a share in this ministry." 18 (Now this man acquired a field for the wages of [his] wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out. 19 And it became known to all who live in Jerusalem, so that that field was called in their own languagee "Akeldama," that is, "Field of Blood.") 20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his residence become deserted, and let there be no one to live in it,' and, 'Let another person take his position.' 21 Therefore it is necessary for [one] of the men who have accompanied us during all the time [in] which the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day [on] which he was taken up from us--one of these [men] must become a witness of his resurrection together with us." 23 And they proposed two [men], Joseph called Barsabbas (who was called Justus) and Matthias. 24 And they prayed [and]f said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show clearly which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to depart to his own place." 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was added [to serve]g with the eleven apostles.
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