Then 29they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.
And when they had entered, they went up to 30the upper room, where they were staying, 31Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon 32the Zealot and Judas the son of James.
All these 33with one accord 34were devoting themselves to prayer, together with 35the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and 36his brothers.c
In those days Peter stood up among 37the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,
"Brothers, 38the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, 39who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
For 40he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in 41this ministry."
(Now this man 42acquired a field with 43the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlongd he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called 44in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
"For it is written in the Book of Psalms, 45"'May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it';and 46"'Let another take his office.'
So one of the men who have accompanied us during 47all the time that the Lord Jesus 48went in and out among us,
2249beginning from the baptism of John until the day when 50he was taken up from us--one of these men must become with us 51a witness to his resurrection."
And they put forward two, Joseph called 52Barsabbas, who was also called 53Justus, and 54Matthias.
And 55they prayed and said, "You, Lord, 56who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
to take the place in 57this ministry and 58apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."
And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.