Acts 1:23
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New International Version
So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.

New Living Translation
So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.

English Standard Version
And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias.

Berean Study Bible
So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.

Berean Literal Bible
And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was called Justus, and Matthias.

New American Standard Bible
So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias.

King James Bible
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Christian Standard Bible
So they proposed two: Joseph, called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.

Contemporary English Version
Two men were suggested: One of them was Joseph Barsabbas, known as Justus, and the other was Matthias.

Good News Translation
So they proposed two men: Joseph, who was called Barsabbas (also known as Justus), and Matthias.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they proposed two: Joseph, called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.

International Standard Version
So they nominated two men—Joseph called Barsabbas, who also was called Justus, and Matthias.

NET Bible
So they proposed two candidates: Joseph called Barsabbas (also called Justus) and Matthias.

New Heart English Bible
They put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they presented two, Yoseph, who was called Bar-Shaba, who is named Justus, and Matthaya.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples determined that two men were qualified. These men were Joseph (who was called Barsabbas and was also known as Justus) and Matthias.

New American Standard 1977
And they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

King James 2000 Bible
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

American King James Version
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

American Standard Version
And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they appointed two, Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Darby Bible Translation
And they appointed two, Joseph, who was called Barsabas, who had been surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

English Revised Version
And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Weymouth New Testament
So two names were proposed, Joseph called Bar-sabbas--and surnamed Justus--and Matthias.

World English Bible
They put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Young's Literal Translation
And they set two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias,
Study Bible
Matthias Replaces Judas
22beginning from John’s baptism until the day Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” 23So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24And they prayed, “Lord, You know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two You have chosen…
Cross References
Jonah 1:7
Each man said to his mate, "Come, let us cast lots so we may learn on whose account this calamity has struck us." So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.

Acts 1:26
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Acts 15:22
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to select men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas called Barsabbas and Silas, two leaders among the brothers,
Treasury of Scripture

And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Barsabas.

Acts 15:22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church, to …

(23) They appointed.--It is uncertain whether this was the act of the Apostles, presenting the two men to the choice of the whole body of disciples, or of the community choosing them for ultimate decision by lot.

Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus.--Some MSS. give the various-reading of "Joses," which was, perhaps, only another form of the same name. Nothing further is known of him. The conditions of the case make it certain that he must have been a disciple almost from the beginning of our Lord's ministry, and that he must have become more or less prominent, and probable therefore, as stated by Eusebius (Hist. i. 12), that he was one of the Seventy. The name Barsabas (= son of the oath, or of wisdom) may have been a patronymic, like Barjona, or may have been given, like Barnabas, as denoting character. It appears again in Judas Barsabas of Acts 15:22, and on the former assumption, the two disciples may have been brothers. The epithet Justus, the just one, is significant, as possibly indicating, as in the case of James the Just, a specially high standard of ascetic holiness. Another with the same surname--Jesus surnamed Justus--meets us as being with St. Paul at Rome as one of "the circumcision" (Colossians 4:11), and another, or possibly the same, at Corinth (Acts 18:7). In both cases the use of the Latin instead of the Greek word is noticeable, as indicating some point of contact with the Romans in Judaea or elsewhere.

Matthias.--Here, too, probably, the same conditions were fulfilled. The name, like Matthew (see Note on Matthew 9:9), signified "given by Jehovah," and had become, in various forms, popular, from the fame of Mattathias, the great head of the Maccabean family.

Verse 23. - Put forward for appointed, A.V.; Barsabbas for Barsabas, A.V. and T.R. Joseph called Barsabbas (or Barsabas). Nothing more is really known of him. His work for Christ has no earthly record, except that Papias (Euseb., 'H.E.,' 3:39) says that, having drunk some deadly poison, by the grace of God he sustained no harm. Eusebius elsewhere (Acts 1:12) says that he and Matthias were reported to be of the seventy, which is not improbable. The derivation of the name Barsabas, or Barsabbas, is unknown; it seems to be a patronymic (son of Sabas, or Sabbas), like Bar-Tholomew, Bar-Jonas, Bar-Jesus, etc. But it might also be descriptive of his qualities, like Barnabas, Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36), in which case one would expect it to mean the same as Justus, as in the case of "Thomas called Didymus" (John 20:4; where Thomas and Di-dymus both mean "a twin"); but no Aramean word of this signification is forthcoming. The surname Justus, with its derivatives Justinus and Justinianus, was not an uncommon Roman name. It was also borne by a Jewish historian contemporary with Josephus, Justus of Tiberias, the son of Pistus (see 'Life of Josephus,'§§ 35, 65) and was the surname of James the Less. Matthias not otherwise known, but said by Nicephorus to have preached and suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia. Eusebius ('H. E.,'3:24) mentions spurious Gospels "of Peter, Thomas, Matthias, and others," as quoted by heretics. A work called 'The Traditions of Matthias'is referred to by Clemens Alexandrinus ('Strom.,' 2:163). And they appointed two,.... The motion made by Peter was attended to by the whole company; they approved of it, and accordingly proposed two persons by name; one of which was to be chosen, not by the apostles, but by the whole assembly. The Arabic version reads, "he appointed two", as if Peter singly did this: contrary to all copies, and other versions, and to the context; which shows, that the whole body of the people were concerned in this affair, who prayed and gave forth their lots and suffrages: the persons nominated were,

Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. The former of these has three names; in one ancient copy of Beza's he is called Joses; and by some thought to be the same with Joses, surnamed Barnabas, in Acts 4:36 partly because in one copy, and in the Syriac version there, that Joses is called Joseph; and partly, because of the nearness in sound between Barsabas and Barnabas: hence the Ethiopic version here reads, "Joseph, who was called Barnabas", and so Beza's most ancient copy; but though Joses is here meant for Jose, or Joses is, with the Jews, an abbreviation of Joseph; yet not Joses the Levite, who was of the country of Cyprus, but Joses of Galilee, the son of Alphaeus and Mary; and who had two brothers, James and Jude, already apostles; see Matthew 13:55. Moreover, though the two names, Barnabas and Barsabas, differ little in sound, yet much in sense: the former is interpreted "the son of consolation", Acts 4:36 but the latter signifies much the same with Bathsheba; as that may be interpreted "the daughter", this "the son of an oath"; or as others, "a son of wisdom"; and by others, "the son of fulness"; I should choose to take it to be the same name with , and interpret it, "the son of an old man"; as Alphaeus might be, when Joses, or Joseph was born, and he be the younger brother of James and Jude; as for his surname Justus, this was a name not only in use among the Grecians and Romans, especially the latter, but among the Jews: hence we often read of Rabbi "Justa", and sometimes, "Justi", and at other times, "Justai" (x) whether he had this surname from his being a very just man, as Aristides was called Aristides the just; and so Simeon the high priest, the last of Ezra's great synagogue, was called Simeon the just (y); and so James the brother of this Joseph, or Joses, was called by the Jews (z); and it may be, that he himself might have his name from the patriarch Joseph, who used to be called by them, Joseph, "the just" (a): for Matthias, his name is Jewish, and he was no doubt a Jew; hence we read , "Rabbi Matthia ben Charash" (b); his name signifying the same as Nathanael does, namely, the gift of God, made Dr. Lightfoot conjecture they might be the same; but this agrees not with another conjecture that learned man, who elsewhere thinks, that Bartholomew and Nathanael were the same; and if so, he must have been an apostle already; Clemens of Alexandria was of opinion, that this Matthias was Zacchaeus (c),

(x) T. Hieros. Beracot, fol. 12. 3. & Trumot. fol. 48. 1. & Erubin, fol. 19. 3. & 23. 3. T. Bab. Zebachim, fol. 99. 1. & Juchasin, fol. 95. 2. & 96. 1. Shirhashirim Rabba, fol. 17. 4. (y) Pirke Abot, c. 1. sect. 2.((z) Euseb. Eccl. Hist. l. 2. c. 23. (a) Zohar in Exod. fol. 104. 1.((b) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 61. 2. & Juchasin, fol. 108. 1.((c) Stromat, l. 4. p. 488. 23. they appointed—"put up" in nomination; meaning not the Eleven but the whole company, of whom Peter was the spokesman.

two—The choice would lie between a very few.1:15-26 The great thing the apostles were to attest to the world, was, Christ's resurrection; for that was the great proof of his being the Messiah, and the foundation of our hope in him. The apostles were ordained, not to wordly dignity and dominion, but to preach Christ, and the power of his resurrection. An appeal was made to God; Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, which we do not; and better than they know their own. It is fit that God should choose his own servants; and so far as he, by the disposals of his providence, or the gifts of his Spirit, shows whom he was chosen, or what he has chosen for us, we ought to fall in with his will. Let us own his hand in the determining everything which befalls us, especially in those by which any trust may be committed to us.
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