ax John 21:23; Acts 6:3; 9:30; 10:23; 11:1, 12, 26, 29; 12:17; 14:2; 15:1, 3, 22, 23, 32f, 40; 16:2, 40; 17:6, 10, 14; 18:18, 27; 21:7, 17; 22:5; 28:14f; Rom 1:13
Introduction1 The first account I ▼
▼ Lit madecomposed b Theophilus, about all that Jesus c began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He d was taken up to heaven, after He e had ▼
▼ Or throughby the Holy Spirit given orders to g the apostles whom He had h chosen. 3 To ▼
▼ Lit whomthese j He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of k the things concerning the kingdom of God. 4 ▼
▼ Or eating with; or lodging withGathering them together, He commanded them m not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for ▼
▼ Lit the promise of the Father, o what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; 5 for p John baptized with water, but you will be baptized ▼
▼ Or inwith the Holy Spirit ▼
▼ Lit not long after these many days, s not many days from now.” 6 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord t is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which u the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8 but you will receive power v when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be w My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and x Samaria, and even to y the remotest part of the earth.”
The Ascension9 And after He had said these things z He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into ▼
▼ Or heaventhe sky while He was going, behold ab two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said ac “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into ▼
▼ Or heaventhe sky? This Jesus, who ae has been taken up from you into heaven, will af come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
The Upper Room12 Then they ag returned to Jerusalem from the ▼
▼ Or hill, ai mount called ▼
▼ Or Olive GroveOlivet, which is near Jerusalem, a ▼
▼ I.e. 2K cubits, or approx 3/5 mileSabbath day’s journey away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went up to al the upper room where they were staying; am that is, Peter and John and ▼ James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew ▼ James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and ap Judas the ▼
▼ Or brotherson of ▼ James. 14 These all with one mind as were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with at the women, and Mary the au mother of Jesus, and with His av brothers. 15 ▼
▼ Lit In these daysAt this time Peter stood up in the midst of ax the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty ▼
▼ Lit namespersons was there together), and said, 16 “Brethren, az the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, ba who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 “For he was bb counted among us and received his share in bc this ministry.” 18 (Now this man bd acquired a field with be the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. 19 And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in bf their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘ bg Let his homestead be made desolate,
And let no one dwell in it’;
‘ bh Let another man take his ▼
▼ Lit position as overseeroffice.’
21 “Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that bj the Lord Jesus went in and out ▼
▼ Lit to usamong us— 22 bl beginning ▼
▼ Lit fromwith the baptism of John until the day that He bn was taken up from us— one of these must become a bo witness with us of His resurrection.” 23 So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and bp Matthias. 24 And they bq prayed and said, “You, Lord, br who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen 25 to ▼
▼ Lit take the place ofoccupy bt this ministry and bu apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they ▼
▼ Lit gave, bw drew lots for them, and the lot fell ▼
▼ Or uponto by Matthias; and he was ▼
▼ Lit voted together withadded to ca the eleven apostles.
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