Acts 1:21

21 So we need to choose someone to take his place. It will have to be a man who was with us the whole time the Lord Jesus lived among us.

Acts 1:21 In-Context

19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this. So they called that field Akeldama. In their language, Akeldama means The Field of Blood.
20 Peter said, "Here is what is written in the book of Psalms. It says, " 'May his home be deserted. May no one live in it.' (Psalm 69:25) The Psalms also say, " 'Let someone else take his place as leader.' (Psalm 109:8)
21 So we need to choose someone to take his place. It will have to be a man who was with us the whole time the Lord Jesus lived among us.
22 That time began when John was baptizing. It ended when Jesus was taken up from us. The one we choose must join us in giving witness that Jesus rose from the dead."
23 So they suggested two men. One was Joseph, who was called Barsabbas. He was also called Justus. The other man was Matthias.
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