17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry."

Other Translations of Acts 1:17

King James Version

17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

English Standard Version

17 For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry."

The Message

17 Judas was one of us and had his assigned place in this ministry.

New King James Version

17 for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry."

New Living Translation

17 Judas was one of us and shared in the ministry with us."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 1:17

Commentary on Acts 1:15-26

(Read Acts 1:15-26)

The great thing the apostles were to attest to the world, was, Christ's resurrection; for that was the great proof of his being the Messiah, and the foundation of our hope in him. The apostles were ordained, not to wordly dignity and dominion, but to preach Christ, and the power of his resurrection. An appeal was made to God; "Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men," which we do not; and better than they know their own. It is fit that God should choose his own servants; and so far as he, by the disposals of his providence, or the gifts of his Spirit, shows whom he was chosen, or what he has chosen for us, we ought to fall in with his will. Let us own his hand in the determining everything which befalls us, especially in those by which any trust may be committed to us.