Acts 1:12-26 (New American Standard)

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The Upper Room

12 Then they 1returned to Jerusalem from the a2mount called bOlivet, which is near Jerusalem, a cSabbath day's journey away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went up to 3the upper room where 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. 14 These all with one mind 6were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with 7the women, and Mary the 8mother of Jesus, and with His 9brothers. 15 hAt this time Peter stood up in the midst of 10the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty ipersons was there together ), and said, 16 "Brethren , 11the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, 12who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 "For he was 13counted among us and received his share in 14this ministry." 18 (Now this man 15acquired a field with 16the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. 19 And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in 17their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms, '18LET HIS HOMESTEAD BE MADE DESOLATE, AND LET NO ONE DWELL IN IT'; and, '19LET ANOTHER MAN TAKE HIS jOFFICE.' 21 "Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that 20the Lord Jesus went in and out kamong us- 22 21beginning lwith the baptism of John until the day that He 22was taken up from us-one of these must become a 23witness with us of His resurrection." 23 So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus ), and 24Matthias. 24 And they 25prayed and said, "You, Lord, 26who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen 25 to moccupy 27this ministry and 28apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place." 26 And they n29drew lots for them, and the lot fell oto 30Matthias; and he was padded to 31the eleven apostles.
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