|In those days, Peter, rising up in the midst of the brothers, said (now the crowd of men altogether was about one hundred and twenty):
|“Noble brothers, the Scripture must be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit predicted by the mouth of David about Judas, who was the leader of those who apprehended Jesus.
|He had been numbered among us, and he was chosen by lot for this ministry.
|For it has been written in the book of Psalms: ‘Let their dwelling place be desolate and may there be no one who dwells within it,’ and ‘Let another take his episcopate.’
|Therefore, it is necessary that, out of these men who have been assembling with us throughout the entire time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
|beginning from the baptism of John, until the day when he was taken up from us, one of these be made a witness with us of his Resurrection.”
|And they appointed two: Joseph, who was called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
|And praying, they said: “May you, O Lord, who knows the heart of everyone, reveal which one of these two you have chosen,
|to take a place in this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas prevaricated, so that he might go to his own place.”
|And they cast lots concerning them, and the lot fell upon Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven Apostles.