15aAt thistimePeterstood up in the midst of 1the brethren (a gathering of aboutonehundred and twentybpersons was there together ), and said,
16"Brethren , 2the Scripturehad to be fulfilled, which the HolySpiritforetold by the mouth of DavidconcerningJudas, 3who became a guide to those who arrestedJesus.
"For he was 4countedamong us and received his share in 5thisministry."
(Nowthisman6acquired a field with 7the 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 8their ownlanguage that field was calledHakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
"For it is written in the book of Psalms, '9LET HIS HOMESTEAD BE MADEDESOLATE, AND LET NOONEDWELL IN IT'; and, '10LET ANOTHERMANTAKE HIS cOFFICE.'
21"Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that 11the LordJesuswent in and out damong us-
2212beginningewith the baptism of Johnuntil the day that He 13was taken up from us-one of these must become a 14witness with us of His resurrection."
23So they putforwardtwomen, JosephcalledBarsabbas (who was also calledJustus ), and 15Matthias.
And they 16prayed and said, "You, Lord, 17whoknow the hearts of allmen, showwhichone of thesetwo You have chosen25
to foccupy18thisministry and 19apostleship from whichJudasturnedaside to go to his ownplace."