Acts 1


A Second Letter to Theophilus

1Indeed the first matter I made concerning all the things, O Theophilus, which Jesus began to both do and to teach, 2until which day giving charge to the apostles through [2spirit 1holy] whom he chose, he was taken up; 3to whom also he rendered himself living after his suffering, with many evidences, during [2days 1forty] being seen by them, and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Promise of Holy Spirit

4And being assembled together, he exhorted them [3from 4Jerusalem 1to not 2separate], but to remain about for the promise of the father, which he says, You heard of me. 5For John indeed immersed in water, but you shall be immersed in [2spirit 1holy] not after these many days. 6They indeed then having come together, asked him, saying, O Lord, is it in this time you restore the kingdom to Israel? 7And he said to them, [2not 3for you 1It is] to know times or seasons which the father put in his own authority. 8But you shall receive power [4coming 1of the 2holy 3spirit] upon you. And you will be to me witnesses in both Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.

The Ascension of Jesus

9And [2these things 1having said], of their looking, he was lifted up, and a cloud undertook him from their eyes. 10And as they were gazing into the heaven at his going, and behold, [2men 1two] stood by them in [2attire 1white], 11ones who also said, Men, Galileans, why do you stand looking into the heaven? This Jesus, the one being taken up from you into the heaven, so shall come in which manner you saw him going into the heaven. 12Then they returned unto Jerusalem from the mount, of the one being called Olive Grove, which is near Jerusalem, [2for a Sabbath 1sufficing] journey.

The Upper Room

13And when they entered, they ascended unto the upper room, where were staying both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Jude of James. 14These all were attending constantly with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Peter Addresses the Multitude

15And in those days, Peter having risen up in the midst of the disciples, said, (and was the multitude of names together about a hundred twenty,) 16Men, brethren, it was necessary to fulfill this scripture, which [4foretold 1the 3spirit 2holy] through the mouth of David concerning Judas, the one becoming a guide to the ones seizing Jesus. 17For he was counted with us, and obtained a lot of this service. 18This one indeed then acquired a place from the wage of iniquity; and [2fallen headlong 1being], he split open in the middle, and [3poured out 1all 2his intestines]. 19And [2known 1it became] to all the ones dwelling in Jerusalem, so as to call that place, in [2own 3dialect 1their], Akeldama; that is, Place of Blood. 20For it has been written in the book of Psalms, Let [3become 2property 1his] desolate, and let there not be one dwelling in it! and, [4his overseeing 1May 3receive 2another]. 21It is necessary then of the [2coming together 3with us 1men] during all the time in which [4entered 5and 6went forth 7among 8us 1the 2Lord 3Jesus], 22beginning from the immersion of John until the day of which he was taken up from us, [4a witness 7of his resurrection 3to become 5with 6us 1for one 2of these].

Matthias Chosen by Lot

23And they established two, Joseph the one being called Barsabas, who was called Justus, and Matthias. 24And praying, they said, You, O Lord, are a knower of hearts of all, make manifest! whom you chose of these -- [2of the 3two 1the one], 25to receive the lot of this service and commission, from of which Judas violated to go unto [2place 1his own]. 26And they gave their lots, and [3fell 1the 2lot] upon Matthias, and he was alloted with the eleven apostles.
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