And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples and said (the number of names together were about one hundred and twenty),
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit by the mouth of David spoke before concerning Judas, who was guide to those that took Jesus.
For he was numbered with us, and had obtained a lot or inheritance of this ministry.
He, therefore, purchased a field with the reward of his iniquity; and hanging himself, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
And it was known unto all the dwellers of Jerusalem, in such a manner that the field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no one dwell therein, and let another take his office.
It behooves, therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
beginning from the baptism of John unto that same day that he was received on high from among us, that one must be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of everyone, show which of these two thou hast chosen,
that he may take the lot or inheritance of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas rebelled that he might go to his own place.