Bible: Acts 1:15-26

1:15 In those days 1  Peter stood up among the believers 2  (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty people) and said, 1:16 Brothers, 3  the scripture had to be fulfilled that the Holy Spirit foretold through 4  David concerning Judas – who became the guide for those who arrested Jesus 1:17 for he was counted as one of us and received a share in this ministry.” 5  1:18 (Now this man Judas 6  acquired a field with the reward of his unjust deed, 7  and falling headfirst 8  he burst open in the middle and all his intestines 9  gushed out. 1:19 This 10  became known to all who lived in Jerusalem, so that in their own language 11  they called that field 12  Hakeldama, that is, “Field of Blood.”) 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his house become deserted, 13  and let there be no one to live in it,’ 14  andLet another take his position of responsibility.’ 15  1:21 Thus one of the men 16  who have accompanied us during all the time the Lord Jesus associated with 17  us, 1:22 beginning from his baptism by John until the day he 18  was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness of his resurrection together with us.” 1:23 So they 19  proposed two candidates: 20  Joseph called Barsabbas (also called Justus) and Matthias. 1:24 Then they prayed, 21 Lord, you know the hearts of all. Show us which one of these two you have chosen 1:25 to assume the task 22  of this service 23  and apostleship from which Judas turned aside 24  to go to his own place.” 25  1:26 Then 26  they cast lots for them, and the one chosen was Matthias; 27  so he was counted with the eleven apostles. 28 

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