awCited from Ps. 69:25
axCited from Ps. 109:8

Acts 1

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

1In the first book, O a  Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began b  to do and teach, 2until the day when c  he was taken up, after he d  had given commands e  through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 f  He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

4And while staying
Or eating
with them h  he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me;
5for i  John baptized with water j  but you will be baptized k  with
Or in
the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

The Ascension

6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord m  will you at this time n  restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He said to them, o  “It is not for you to know p  times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8But you will receive q  power r  when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and s  you will be t  my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and u  Samaria, and v  to the end of the earth.” 9And when he had said these things, as they were looking on w  he was lifted up, and x  a cloud took him out of their sight. 10And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold y  two z  men stood by them in aa  white robes, 11and said ab  Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven ac  will ad  come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas

12Then ae  they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13And when they had entered, they went up to af  the upper room, where they were staying ag  Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon ah  the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14All these ai  with one accord aj  were devoting themselves to prayer, together with ak  the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and al  his brothers.
Or  brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God’s family, the church; also verse 15

15In those days Peter stood up among an  the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16Brothers ao  the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas ap  who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17For aq  he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in ar  this ministry.” 18(Now this man as  acquired a field with at  the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong
Or swelling up
he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
19And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called av  in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20For it is written in the Book of Psalms,

aw  “‘May his camp become desolate,
and let there be no one to dwell in it’;


ax  “‘Let another take his office.’

21So one of the men who have accompanied us during ay  all the time that the Lord Jesus az  went in and out among us, 22 ba  beginning from the baptism of John until the day when bb  he was taken up from usone of these men must become with us bc  a witness to his resurrection.” 23And they put forward two, Joseph called bd  Barsabbas, who was also called be  Justus, and bf  Matthias. 24And bg  they prayed and said, “You, Lord bh  who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25to take the place in bi  this ministry and bj  apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

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