Then 1they 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 2the upper room, where they were staying, 3Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon 4the Zealot and Judas the son of James.
All these 5with one accord 6were devoting themselves to prayer, together with 7the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and 8his brothers.a
In those days Peter stood up among 9the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,
"Brothers, 10the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, 11who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
For 12he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in 13this ministry."
(Now this man 14acquired a field with 15the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlongb 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 16in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
"For it is written in the Book of Psalms, 17"'May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it';and 18"'Let another take his office.'
So one of the men who have accompanied us during 19all the time that the Lord Jesus 20went in and out among us,
2221beginning from the baptism of John until the day when 22he was taken up from us--one of these men must become with us 23a witness to his resurrection."
And they put forward two, Joseph called 24Barsabbas, who was also called 25Justus, and 26Matthias.
And 27they prayed and said, "You, Lord, 28who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
to take the place in 29this ministry and 30apostleship 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.