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Acts 1:12-26 American Standard Version (ASV)

12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is nigh unto Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey off. 13 And when they were come in, they went up into the upper chamber, where they were abiding; both Peter and John and [a]James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, [b]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the [c]son of [d]James. 14 These all with one accord continued stedfastly in prayer, [e]with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

15 And in these days Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren, and said (and there was a multitude of [f]persons gathered together, about a hundred and twenty), 16 Brethren, it was needful that the scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spake before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to them that took Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us, and received his [g]portion in this ministry. 18 (Now this man obtained a field with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch that in their language that field was called Akeldama, that is, The field of blood.) 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms,

[h]Let his habitation be made desolate,
And let no man dwell therein:


[i]His [j]office let another take.

21 Of the men therefore that have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out [k]among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show of these two the one whom thou hast chosen, 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas fell away, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave lots [l]for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.


  1. Acts 1:13 Or, Jacob
  2. Acts 1:13 Or, Jacob
  3. Acts 1:13 Or, brother. See Jude 1.
  4. Acts 1:13 Or, Jacob
  5. Acts 1:14 Or, with certain women
  6. Acts 1:15 Greek names. See Rev. 3:4.
  7. Acts 1:17 Or, lot
  8. Acts 1:20 Ps. 69:25.
  9. Acts 1:20 Ps. 109:8.
  10. Acts 1:20 Greek overseership.
  11. Acts 1:21 Or, over
  12. Acts 1:26 Or, unto

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