Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas

Acts 1

12 Then b they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to c the upper room, where they were staying, d Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon e the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these f with one accord g were devoting themselves to prayer, together with h the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and i his brothers. 1

15 In those days Peter stood up among j the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16 "Brothers, k the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, l who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For m he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in n this ministry." 18 (Now this man o acquired a field with p the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong 2 he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called q in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

20 "For it is written in the Book of Psalms,
r "'May his camp become desolate,
and let there be no one to dwell in it';
s "'Let another take his office.'

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during t all the time that the Lord Jesus u went in and out among us, 22 v beginning from the baptism of John until the day when w he was taken up from us - one of these men must become with us x a witness to his resurrection." 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called y Barsabbas, who was also called z Justus, and a Matthias. 24 And b they prayed and said, "You, Lord, c who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in d this ministry and e apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place." 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

  1. Cross References
    Luke 24:50
    Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.
    Luke 24:52
    And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 9:37
    In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
    Acts 9:39
    So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them.
    Acts 20:8
    There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 10:2 - 4
    The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother.
    Mark 3:16 - 19
    He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter).
    Luke 6:14 - 16
    Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 21:20
    And when they heard it, they glorified God. And they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed. They are all zealous for the law.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 2:46
    And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.
    Acts 4:24
    And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
    Acts 5:12
    Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico.
    Acts 15:25
    It has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul.
    Romans 15:6
    That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 2:42
    And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
    Acts 6:4
    But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.
    Romans 12:12
    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
    Colossians 4:2
    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
    Ephesians 6:18
    Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 8:2 - 3
    And also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 12:46
    While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.
  9. Cross References
    John 21:23
    So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?
  10. Cross References
    Luke 24:44
    Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
    Luke 22:37
    For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: 'And he was numbered with the transgressors.' For what is written about me has its fulfillment.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 26:47
    While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
    Mark 14:43
    And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
    Luke 22:47
    While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him.
    John 18:3
    So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
  12. Cross References
    John 6:71
    He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.
    John 13:21
    After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 1:25
    To take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.
    Acts 20:24
    But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
    Acts 21:19
    After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.
    Romans 11:13
    Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry
    2 Corinthians 4:1
    Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 27:5 - 8
    And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 26:14 - 16
    Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
  16. Cross References
    Acts 21:40
    And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying:
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 69:25
    May their camp be a desolation; let no one dwell in their tents.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 109:8
    May his days be few; may another take his office!
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 69:25
    May their camp be a desolation; let no one dwell in their tents.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 109:8
    May his days be few; may another take his office!
  21. Cross References
    John 15:27
    And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
  22. Cross References
    Numbers 27:17
    Who shall go out before them and come in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the Lord may not be as sheep that have no shepherd.
    Deuteronomy 31:2
    And he said to them, "I am 120 years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. The Lord has said to me, 'You shall not go over this Jordan.
    1 Samuel 18:13
    So Saul removed him from his presence and made him a commander of a thousand. And he went out and came in before the people.
  23. Cross References
    Acts 13:24
    Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
    Mark 1:1 - 4
    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
  24. Cross References
    Acts 1:2
    Until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
    Acts 1:9
    And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
  25. Cross References
    Acts 4:33
    And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
    Acts 1:8
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
    1 Peter 1:3
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
    Luke 24:48
    You are witnesses of these things.
  26. Cross References
    Acts 15:22
    Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers.
  27. Cross References
    Acts 18:7
    And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue.
    Colossians 4:11
    And Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
  28. Cross References
    Acts 1:26
    And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
  29. Cross References
    Acts 6:6
    These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
    Acts 13:3
    Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
  30. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:7
    But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
    Romans 8:27
    And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
  31. Cross References
    Acts 1:17
    For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.
  32. Cross References
    Romans 1:5
    Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations.
    1 Corinthians 9:2
    If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
    Galatians 2:8
    (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles).
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