Acts 1:24
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

Berean Study Bible
And they prayed, “Lord, You know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two You have chosen

Berean Literal Bible
And having prayed, they said, "You Lord, knower of the hearts of all, 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,

New King James Version
And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen

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

NASB 1995
And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen

NASB 1977
And they prayed, and said, “Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show which one of these two Thou hast chosen

Amplified Bible
They prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know all hearts [their thoughts, motives, desires], show us which one of these two You have chosen

Christian Standard Bible
Then they prayed, “You, Lord, know everyone’s hearts; show which of these two you have chosen

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

Contemporary English Version
Then they all prayed, "Lord, you know what everyone is like! Show us the one you have 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,

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,

Good News Translation
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know the thoughts of everyone, so show us which of these two you have chosen

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's thoughts. Show us 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

Literal Standard Version
and having prayed, they said, “You, LORD, who are knowing the heart of all, show which one You chose of these two,

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

New Heart English Bible
They prayed, and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all people, show which one of these two you have 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

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Matthias Replaces Judas
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 25to take up this ministry and apostleship, which Judas abandoned to go to his rightful place.”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 14:41
So Saul said to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Why have You not answered Your servant this day? If the fault is with me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim; but if the fault is with the men of Israel, respond with Thummim." And Jonathan and Saul were selected, but the people were cleared of the charge.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the LORD does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart."

1 Kings 8:39
be heard by You from heaven, Your dwelling place. And may You forgive and act, and repay each man according to all his ways, since You know his heart--for You alone know the hearts of all men--

Proverbs 15:11
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD--how much more the hearts of men!

Jeremiah 17:10
I, the LORD, search the heart; I examine the mind to reward a man according to his way, by what his deeds deserve.

Luke 16:15
So He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is prized among men is detestable before God.

John 2:24
But Jesus did not entrust Himself to them, for He knew them all.

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

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

Acts 14:23
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church, praying and fasting as they entrusted them to the Lord, in whom they had believed.

Acts 15:8
And God, who knows the heart, showed His approval 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 the saints according to the will of God.

Revelation 2:23
Then I will strike her children dead, and all the churches will know that I am the One who searches minds and hearts, 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, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them…

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

Luke 6:12,13
And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God…

Thou, Lord.

Acts 15:8
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

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

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.









(24) Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men.--Literally, heart-knower of all men. The compound word is not found in any Greek version of the Old Testament, but meets us again in Acts 15:8. The question meets us whether the prayer is addressed to the Lord Jesus, as with a recollection of His insight into the hearts of men (John 2:24; John 6:64), or to the Father. The prayer of Stephen (Acts 7:59-60) shows, on the one hand, that direct prayer to the Son was not foreign to the minds of the disciples; and in John 6:70, He claims the act of choosing as His own. On the other hand, the analogy of Acts 4:29, where the Father is entreated to work signs and wonders "through his holy servant Jesus," is in favour of the latter view.

"Whether," as used in the sense of "which of two," may be noted as one of the archaisms of the English version.

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

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they prayed,
προσευξάμενοι (proseuxamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

“Lord,
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

You
Σὺ (Sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

know everyone’s heart.
καρδιογνῶστα (kardiognōsta)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2589: A knower of the inner life (character, hearts). From kardia and ginosko; a heart-knower.

Show [us]
ἀνάδειξον (anadeixon)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 322: From ana and deiknuo; to exhibit, i.e. to indicate, appoint.

which
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

these
τούτων (toutōn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

You have chosen
ἐξελέξω (exelexō)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1586: To pick out for myself, choose, elect, select. Middle voice from ek and lego; to select.


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