2. Choosing Matthias
15 And in those days aPeter stood up in the midst of the bbrothers and 1said (there was a group of persons gathered together, about a hundred and twenty),
16 1Men, brothers, the aScripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before through the mouth of David concerning bJudas, who became a guide to those who seized Jesus;
17 For he was anumbered among us and was allotted his portion of 1this bministry.
18 (Now this man acquired a piece of aland with the 1bwages of unrighteousness; and falling headlong, he burst in the middle, and all his inward parts gushed out.
19 And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem, so that that piece of land was called in their own dialect, 1Akeldamach, that is, Field of 2Blood.)
20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, a"Let his habitation become desolate, and let no one dwell in it''; and, b"His overseership let another take.''
21 It is necessary therefore that of the men who accompanied us all the time in which the Lord Jesus awent in and went out 1among us,
22 Beginning from the baptism of aJohn until the day on which He was btaken up from us, one of these should become a cwitness of His 1dresurrection with us.
23 And they proposed two, Joseph, called aBarsabbas, who was surnamed bJustus, and Matthias.
24 And they aprayed and said, You Lord, Knower of the bhearts of all, show us clearly the one whom You have chosen of these two
25 To take the place of this ministry and aapostleship, from which Judas turned aside to bgo to his own place.
26 And they cast 1lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was counted with the eleven apostles.