Acts 1:26

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they gaue foorth their lots, and the lot fell vpon Matthias, and hee was numbred with the eleuen Apostles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they gave lots for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they put it to the decision of chance, and the decision was given for Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven Apostles.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

And thei yauen lottis to hem, and the lot felde on Mathie; and he was noumbrid with enleuen apostlis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they gave their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:26


Ac 1:26 The lot fell upon Matthias. Some have held that the choice of Matthias was unauthorized and that he was never accepted as an apostle. The reasons for this view are that he is not named again, and Paul was finally chosen as an apostle. To this it may be replied: (1) Neither are more than half the other names in the apostolic band again mentioned, Thomas, Thaddeus and Bartholomew, for example. (2) Paul was not an apostle to the Jews, but to the Gentiles, and hence, not one of the Twelve. (3) There is no hint anywhere in Acts, or elsewhere, that the selection of Matthias was not recognized. (4) In Ac 6:2 "the twelve" are spoken of, and he must have been one of "the twelve", for Paul was not yet converted. These facts show that such speculations as those referred to above are without foundation.

Discussion for Acts 1

  • Alex
    An external kingdom wd be no threat to Satan, As our carnal mind is his seat the very enemy of God,thus the kingdom has to be INTERNAL, WITH IN US,thats y the good seed is sown in our hearts that Christ might be born in us,Destroying our propensity to sin, As them that are born of God cannot sin, That good seed is gonna remain with in us which is christ in us,TH SON OF MAN MEANING MANKINDS FRUIT.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    That which is of the flesh is flesh and that which is of the Spirit is spirit made of the True and Genuine Temple Made without Hands which is Christ in you. Anyone can read the Holy Bible backwords and forwords and never recieve anything except it be given him from above beloved. Christ in you is the master key to the Words interpretation via. divine revealation of His Holy Word. Shalom.
  • Alex
    Stephen F jesus has not restored the kingdom yet in acts 1 they asked him will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? and he replied IT IS NOT FOR YOU YOUTO KNOW THE TIMES AND AND SEASONS THE FATHER HAS IN HIS OWN POWER BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER ETC. If the kingdom were here now nobody wd look for a 2 nd coming, the kingdom does not come till the woman births the manchild rev 12 v 10 GBU
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    This book is the caveat or stepping stone to the book of Romans that runs through to the book of Jude and stops their and not Revelation. Why ? Because we are the church age or gentiles Kingdom of God temporary age of{ Grace-Salvation-Holy Ghost-Nine Manifestations thereof} which is the blueprint Paul set forth us all. This is where we should all be at and doing. HOPE = RESTORATION = ELIJAH.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED --- TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward. Did Apostle Paul say this. DISPENSATION

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