Author: Ron Graham

Book of Acts

Acts 1:15-26
—Verse by verse

This page is a study of Acts 1:15-26. These verses tell of how Judas the betrayer, who had committed suicide, was replaced by Matthias as the 12th apostle.

Acts 1

Matthias Replaces Judas as One of the Twelve.

Verse 15

¶ "And in those days Peter stood among the disciples, around 120 names altogether, and said," (Acts 1:15).

Verse 16

¶ " 'Men, my brothers! This scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit predicted by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who turned guide to those who captured Jesus...' " (Acts 1:16).

Verse 17

¶ " '...for he was numbered among us and was allotted this ministry...' " (Acts 1:17).

Verse 18

¶ " 'This man then in fact got a field with the wages of injustice, and he had swollen up, split in the midst, and everything poured out of his bowels...' " (Acts 1:18).

Verse 19

¶ " '...And everyone living in Jerusalem came to know of this, so in their own language the field was called Hakeldama, [the Field of Blood] ' " (Acts 1:19).

Verse 20

¶ " 'For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his house be desolate, and let no one dwell there, and let another take the oversight he had.' " (Acts 1:20).

Verses 21-22

¶ " 'So one of these men who were our companions all the time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from his immersion by John until the day that he was taken up from us, one of these should join us as a witness of his resurrection.' " (Acts 1:21).

Verse 23

¶ "And they put forward two: Joseph (who was called Barsabas surnamed Justus) and Matthias." (Acts 1:23).

Verse 24

¶ "And they said in prayer, 'You, Lord, the Knower of hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen...' " (Acts 1:24).

Verse 25

¶ " '...that he may take as his lot this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas walked away to go where he belongs.' " (Acts 1:25).

Verse 26

¶ "And they cast their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was accordingly counted among the apostles with the eleven." (Acts 1:26).

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