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Reformation Study Bible – Acts 1:16
Acts 1:16

1:16 Brothers. Males are particularly addressed here because Peter is talking about replacing Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve whom Jesus had originally chosen as apostles (Matt. 10:2–4).

the Scripture had to be fulfilled. Ps. 69:25 and 109:8, quoted in v. 20, are applied by Peter to Judas Iscariot, who as an enemy of God had been deposed from his apostleship. Now “his office” (Ps. 109:8) had to be filled again.

the Holy Spirit spoke . . . by the mouth of David. The Holy Spirit inspired David to compose these words using his poetic skills.