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Acts 1:15

1:15 In those days 1  Peter stood up among the believers 2  (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty people) and said,

Acts 1:23

1:23 So they 3  proposed two candidates: 4  Joseph called Barsabbas (also called Justus) and Matthias.

Acts 1:26

1:26 Then 5  they cast lots for them, and the one chosen was Matthias; 6  so he was counted with the eleven apostles. 7 

1 tn Grk “And in those days.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.

2 tn Or “brethren” (but the term includes both male and female believers present in this gathering, as indicated by those named in vv. 13-14).

3 tc Codex Bezae (D) and other Western witnesses have “he proposed,” referring to Peter, thus emphasizing his role above the other apostles. The Western text displays a conscious pattern of elevating Peter in Acts, and thus the singular verb here is a palpably motivated reading.

4 tn Grk “So they proposed two.” The word “candidates” was supplied in the text for clarity.

5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the continuity with the preceding verse. Greek style often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” but English style does not.

6 tn Grk “and the lot fell on Matthias.”

7 tn Or “he was counted as one of the apostles along with the eleven.”

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