Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
Cross ReferencesLeviticus 16:8
After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat,
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.
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.
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.
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
Meanwhile, the apostles gathered around Jesus and brought Him news of all they had done and taught.
So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.
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.
The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Chapter Outline1. Christ, preparing his apostles to the beholding of his ascension, .
4. gathers them together unto the Mount of Olives,
6. commands them to expect in Jerusalem the sending down of the Holy Spirit,
9. and ascends into heaven in their sight
10. After his ascension they are warned by two angels to depart, and to set their minds upon his second coming.
12. They accordingly return, and, giving themselves to prayer,
23. choose Matthias apostle in the place of Judas.
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1 Samuel 14:41, 42
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