12Then they 1returned to Jerusalem from the a2mountcalledbOlivet, which is nearJerusalem, a cSabbath day's journey away.
13When they had entered the city, they went up to 3the upperroomwhere they were staying ; 4that is, Peter and John and dJames and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, eJames the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and 5Judas the fson of gJames.
14Theseall with onemind6were continuallydevotingthemselves to prayer, along with 7the women, and Mary the 8mother of Jesus, and with His 9brothers.
15hAt thistimePeterstood up in the midst of 10the brethren (a gathering of aboutonehundred and twentyipersons was there together ), and said,
16"Brethren , 11the Scripturehad to be fulfilled, which the HolySpiritforetold by the mouth of DavidconcerningJudas, 12who became a guide to those who arrestedJesus.
"For he was 13countedamong us and received his share in 14thisministry."
(Nowthisman15acquired a field with 16the price of his wickedness, and fallingheadlong, he burstopen in the middle and all his intestinesgushed out.
And it becameknown to all who were living in Jerusalem ; so that in 17their ownlanguage that field was calledHakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
"For it is written in the book of Psalms, '18LET HIS HOMESTEAD BE MADEDESOLATE, AND LET NOONEDWELL IN IT'; and, '19LET ANOTHERMANTAKE HIS jOFFICE.'
21"Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that 20the LordJesuswent in and out kamong us-
2221beginninglwith the baptism of Johnuntil the day that He 22was taken up from us-one of these must become a 23witness with us of His resurrection."
23So they putforwardtwomen, JosephcalledBarsabbas (who was also calledJustus ), and 24Matthias.
And they 25prayed and said, "You, Lord, 26whoknow the hearts of allmen, showwhichone of thesetwo You have chosen25
to moccupy27thisministry and 28apostleship from whichJudasturnedaside to go to his ownplace."
And they n29drewlots for them, and the lotfelloto 30Matthias ; and he was padded to 31the elevenapostles.