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Acts 1:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they appointed two, Joseph, who was called Barsabas, who had been surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they appointed two,—Joseph, called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they set two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they appointed two, Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they appointed two, Ioseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Iustus, and Matthias.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And they set up two: Jauseph, who is called Barshaba, who is surnamed Justus, and Mathia.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabas, whose surname was Justus, and Matthias.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they appointed 2476
{2476} Prime
ἵστημι
histemi
{his'-tay-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary word στάω [[stao]], {stah'-o} (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
two, 1417
{1417} Prime
δύο
duo
{doo'-o}
A primary numeral; 'two'.
Joseph 2501
{2501} Prime
Ἰωσήφ
Ioseph
{ee-o-safe'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3130]; Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.
called 2564
{2564} Prime
καλέω
kaleo
{kal-eh'-o}
Akin to the base of G2753; to 'call' (properly aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
Barsabas, 923
{0923} Prime
Βαρσαββᾶς
Barsabas
{bar-sab-as'}
Of Chaldee origin [H1247] and probably [H6634]; son of Sabas (or Tsaba); Barsabas, the name of two Israelites.
who 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
was surnamed 1941
{1941} Prime
ἐπικαλέομαι
epikaleomai
{ep-ee-kal-eh'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from G1909 and G2564; to entitle; by implication to invoke (for aid, worship, testimony, decision, etc.).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
Justus, 2459
{2459} Prime
Ἰοῦστος
Ioustos
{ee-ooce'-tos}
Of Latin origin ('just'); Justus, the name of three Christians.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Matthias. 3159
{3159} Prime
Ματθίας
Matthias
{mat-thee'-as}
Apparently a shortened form of G3161; Matthias (that is, Mattithjah), an Israelite.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 1:15-26.


Acts 1:23

_ _ they appointed — “put up” in nomination; meaning not the Eleven but the whole company, of whom Peter was the spokesman.

_ _ two — The choice would lie between a very few.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 1:15-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 1:23

And they appointed two — So far the faithful could go by consulting together, but no further. Therefore here commenced the proper use of the lot, whereby a matter of importance, which cannot be determined by any ordinary method, is committed to the Divine decision.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 1:23

(9) And they (x) appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

(9) The Apostles must be chosen immediately from God: and therefore after praying, Matthias is chose by lot, which is as it were God's own voice.

(x) Openly, and by the voices of the entire company.

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Barsabas:

Acts 15:22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; [namely], Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
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