Acts 1:24
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New International Version
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen

New Living Translation
Then they all prayed, "O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen

English Standard Version
And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen

New American Standard Bible
And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen

King James Bible
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they prayed, "You, Lord, know the hearts of all; show which of these two You have chosen

International Standard Version
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know the hearts of all people. Show us which one of these two men you have chosen

NET Bible
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know the hearts of all. Show us which one of these two you have chosen

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they prayed, they said, “You, LORD JEHOVAH, know what is in the heart of everyone; show the one which you have chosen of these two,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's thoughts. Show us which of these two you have chosen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of everyone, show which of these two thou hast chosen,

King James 2000 Bible
And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen,

American King James Version
And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all men, show whether of these two you have chosen,

American Standard Version
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show of these two the one whom thou hast chosen,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And praying, they said: Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Darby Bible Translation
And they prayed, and said, Thou Lord, knower of the hearts of all, shew which one of these two thou hast chosen,

English Revised Version
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew of these two the one whom thou hast chosen,

Webster's Bible Translation
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show which of these two thou hast chosen,

Weymouth New Testament
And the brethren prayed, saying, "Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all, show clearly which of these two Thou hast chosen

World English Bible
They prayed, and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen

Young's Literal Translation
and having prayed, they said, 'Thou, Lord, who art knowing the heart of all, shew which one thou didst choose of these two
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - Of these two the one whom for whether of these two, A.V. and T.R.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they prayed and said,.... Having proposed the above two persons, and not well knowing which to pitch upon, they being both very agreeable and fit for such service; they chose not to determine the affair without seeking to God for direction; a method to be taken in all cases, and especially in matters of importance: and the substance of their petition, though perhaps not in just the same words, was,

thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men; which is a character peculiar to the one only living, and true God; for none knows the hearts of men, but God, who is the Maker of them; and he knows all the thoughts, counsels, and purposes of them, and the good or bad that is in them:

shew whether of these two thou hast chosen; being desirous of having their choice directed by the choice God had made, in his eternal mind; and which they desired might be signified and pointed out to them, in some way or another, that they might be certain of the mind and will of God, and act according to it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. prayed and said, Thou, Lord, &c.—"The word 'Lord,' placed absolutely, denotes in the New Testament almost universally THE SON; and the words, 'Show whom Thou hast chosen,' are decisive. The apostles are just Christ's messengers: It is He that sends them, and of Him they bear witness. Here, therefore, we have the first example of a prayer offered to the exalted Redeemer; furnishing indirectly the strongest proof of His divinity" [Olshausen].

which knowest the hearts of all men—See Joh 2:24, 25; 21:15-17; Re 2:23.

Acts 1:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Matthias Replaces Judas
23So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias. 24And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen 25to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:41
Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Why have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the men of Israel are at fault, respond with Thummim." Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

1 Kings 8:39
then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know every human heart),

Proverbs 15:11
Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more do human hearts!

Jeremiah 17:10
"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."

Luke 16:15
He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God's sight.

John 2:24
But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people.

Acts 6:6
They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

Acts 13:3
So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

Acts 14:23
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.

Acts 15:8
God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.

Romans 8:27
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

Revelation 2:23
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
Treasury of Scripture

And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all men, show whether of these two you have chosen,

they.

Acts 13:2,3 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding…

Luke 6:12,13 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain …

Thou, Lord.

Acts 15:8 And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the …

Numbers 27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over …

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the …

1 Kings 8:39 Then hear you in heaven your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, …

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in …

Psalm 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish …

Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the …

Jeremiah 11:20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judge righteously, that try the reins …

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every …

Jeremiah 20:12 But, O LORD of hosts, that try the righteous, and see the reins and …

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men…

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight…

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

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