Acts 1:12-26 - Matthias Chosen To Replace Judas

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem, from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, within a sabbathdays journey. 13 And when they had come in, they went up into the upper room where they were making their abode, namely, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the zealot, and Judas the brother of James.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer, with women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren, and said, (the number of the names together was about one hundred and twenty,) 16 Brethren, it was necessary that this scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through the mouth of David spoke before concerning Judas, who became guide to those who took Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us, and obtained the allotment of this ministry. 18 Now this man purchased a field with the wages of the iniquity; and falling headlong he burst asunder in the middle, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that that field is called in their own tongue, Aceldamach, that is, Field of Blood. 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, "Let his habitation be made desolate, and let no one dwell therein;" and, "Let another take his office."

21 Of these men, therefore, who accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us, must one be made a witness with us of his resurrection.

23 And they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed saying, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show which of these two thou hast chosen 25 to take the part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell away, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they cast lots for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.