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

New Living Translation
Then they cast lots, and Matthias was selected to become an apostle with the other eleven.

English Standard Version
And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Berean Study Bible
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Berean Literal Bible
And they gave lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

New American Standard Bible
And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

King James Bible
And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they cast lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Contemporary English Version
They drew names, and Matthias was chosen to join the group of the eleven apostles.

Good News Translation
Then they drew lots to choose between the two men, and the one chosen was Matthias, who was added to the group of eleven apostles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they cast lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias. So he was numbered with the 11 apostles.

International Standard Version
So they drew lots for them, and when the lot fell on Matthias, he was enrolled with the eleven apostles.

NET Bible
Then they cast lots for them, and the one chosen was Matthias; so he was counted with the eleven apostles.

New Heart English Bible
They drew lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they cast lots, and it came up to Matthaya, and he was numbered with the eleven Apostles.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They drew names to choose an apostle. Matthias was chosen and joined the eleven apostles.

New American Standard 1977
And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

King James 2000 Bible
And they cast their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

American King James Version
And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

American Standard Version
And they gave lots for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they gave them lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Darby Bible Translation
And they gave lots on them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

English Revised Version
And they gave lots for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Weymouth New Testament
Then they drew lots between them. The lot fell on Matthias, and a place among the eleven Apostles was voted to him.

World English Bible
They drew lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Young's Literal Translation
and they gave their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Study Bible
Matthias Replaces Judas
25to assume this ministry and apostleship, which Judas abandoned to go to his rightful place.” 26Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
Cross References
Leviticus 16:8
After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat,

Joshua 14:2
Their inheritance was assigned by lot for the nine and a half tribes, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

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.

Nehemiah 10:34
We have cast lots among the priests, Levites, and people for the donation of wood by our families at the appointed times each year. They are to bring it to the house of our God to burn on the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the Law.

Nehemiah 11:1
Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in the holy city of Jerusalem, while the remaining nine were to dwell in their own cities.

Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Mark 6:30
Meanwhile, the apostles gathered around Jesus and brought Him news of all they had done and taught.

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

Acts 2:14
Then Peter stood up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and addressed the crowd: "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen carefully to my words.

Revelation 21:14
The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Treasury of Scripture

And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

they.

Acts 13:19
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

Leviticus 16:8
And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

Joshua 18:10
And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.

Matthias.

Acts 1:23
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.







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

they cast
ἔδωκαν (edōkan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

lots,
κλήρους (klērous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2819: (a) a lot, (b) a portion assigned; hence: a portion of the people of God assigned to one's care, a congregation.

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

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lot
κλῆρος (klēros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2819: (a) a lot, (b) a portion assigned; hence: a portion of the people of God assigned to one's care, a congregation.

fell
ἔπεσεν (epesen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4098: A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

Matthias;
Μαθθίαν (Maththian)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3159: Matthias. Apparently a shortened form of Mattathias; Matthias, an Israelite.

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

he was added
συνκατεψηφίσθη (synkatepsēphisthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4785: To be voted or classed with. From sun and a compound of kata and psephizo; to count down in company with, i.e. Enroll among.

to
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

eleven
ἕνδεκα (hendeka)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1733: Eleven. From heis and deka; one and ten, i.e. Eleven.

apostles.
ἀποστόλων (apostolōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.
(26) And they gave forth their lots.--As interpreted by the prayer of Acts 1:24, and by the word "fell" here, there can be no doubt that the passage speaks of "lots" and not "votes." The two men were chosen by the disciples as standing, as far as they could see, on the same level. It was left for the Searcher of hearts to show, by the exclusion of human will, which of the two He had chosen. The most usual way of casting lots in such cases was to write each name on a tablet, place them in an urn, and then shake the urn till one came out. A like custom prevailed among the Greeks, as in the well-known story of the stratagem of Cresphontes in the division of territory after the Doriar invasion (Sophocles, Aias. 1285; comp. Proverbs 16:33). The practice was recognised, it may be noted, in the Law (Leviticus 16:8).

He was numbered with the eleven apostles.--The Greek word is not the same as in Acts 1:17, and implies that Matthias was "voted in," the suffrage of the Church unanimously confirming the indication of the divine will which had been given by the lot. It may be that the new Apostle took the place which Judas had left vacant, and was the last of the Twelve.

Verse 26. - They gave lots for them for they gave forth their lots, A.V. and T.R. (αὐτοῖς for αὐτῶν); but the T.R. gives the easiest sense. The exact mode of taking the lot does not appear. Some think the name of each candidate was written on a tablet, and that the first name which fell out of the urn after it had been shaken was the one chosen. Some think the lot was taken by dice. But however the taking of the lot was managed, the effect was to leave the choice to God in answer to prayer.



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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