New International Version
So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.
King James 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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They appointed two - These two were probably of the number of the seventy disciples; and, in this respect, well fitted to fill up the place. It is likely that the disciples themselves were divided in opinion which of these two was the most proper person, and therefore laid the matter before God, that he might decide it by the lot. No more than two candidates were presented; probably because the attention of the brethren had been drawn to those two alone, as having been most intimately acquainted with our Lord, or in being better qualified for the work than any of the rest; but they knew not which to prefer.
Joseph called Barsabas - Some MSS. read Joses Barnabas, making him the same with Joses Barnabas, Acts 4:36. But the person here is distinguished from the person there, by being called Justus.
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Then the sailors said to each other, "Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity." They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.
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