Later, He appeared to the Eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He had been resurrected.
Jesus replied to them, "Didn't I choose you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is the Devil!"
When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.
All these were continually united in prayer, along with the women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.
During these days Peter stood up among the brothers-- the number of people who were together was about 120-- and said:
"Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled that the Holy Spirit through the mouth of David spoke in advance about Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
For he was one of our number and was allotted a share in this ministry."
Now this man acquired a field with his unrighteous wages; and falling headfirst, he burst open in the middle, and all his insides spilled out.
This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that in their own language that field is called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.
"For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his dwelling become desolate; let no one live in it; and Let someone else take his position.
"Therefore, from among the men who have accompanied us during the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us--
beginning from the baptism of John until the day He was taken up from us-- from among these, it is necessary that one become a witness with us of His resurrection."
So they proposed two: Joseph, called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.
Then they prayed, "You, Lord, know the hearts of all; show which of these two You have chosen
to take the place in this apostolic service that Judas left to go to his own place."
Then they cast lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias. So he was numbered with the 11 apostles.
In addition, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified about God that He raised up Christ-- whom He did not raise up if in fact the dead are not raised.
Then go quickly and tell His disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead. In fact, He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there.' Listen, I have told you."
Then Jesus told them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see Me there."
But after I have been resurrected, I will go ahead of you to Galilee."