Acts 1:10
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New International Version
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.

New Living Translation
As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them.

English Standard Version
And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes,

New American Standard Bible
And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them.

King James Bible
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While He was going, they were gazing into heaven, and suddenly two men in white clothes stood by them.

International Standard Version
While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, two men in white robes stood right beside them.

NET Bible
As they were still staring into the sky while he was going, suddenly two men in white clothing stood near them

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as they were gazing into the sky, as he was going, two men were present standing with them in white clothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were staring into the sky as he departed. Suddenly, two men in white clothes stood near them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,

King James 2000 Bible
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

American King James Version
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

American Standard Version
And while they were looking stedfastly into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments.

Darby Bible Translation
And as they were gazing into heaven, as he was going, behold, also two men stood by them in white clothing,

English Revised Version
And while they were looking stedfastly into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Webster's Bible Translation
And while they looked steadfastly towards heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Weymouth New Testament
But, while they stood intently gazing into the sky as He went, suddenly there were two men in white garments standing by them,

World English Bible
While they were looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing,

Young's Literal Translation
and as they were looking stedfastly to the heaven in his going on, then, lo, two men stood by them in white apparel,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:6-11 They were earnest in asking about that which their Master never had directed or encouraged them to seek. Our Lord knew that his ascension and the teaching of the Holy Spirit would soon end these expectations, and therefore only gave them a rebuke; but it is a caution to his church in all ages, to take heed of a desire of forbidden knowledge. He had given his disciples instructions for the discharge of their duty, both before his death and since his resurrection, and this knowledge is enough for a Christian. It is enough that He has engaged to give believers strength equal to their trials and services; that under the influence of the Holy Spirit they may, in one way or other, be witnesses for Christ on earth, while in heaven he manages their concerns with perfect wisdom, truth, and love. When we stand gazing and trifling, the thoughts of our Master's second coming should quicken and awaken us: when we stand gazing and trembling, they should comfort and encourage us. May our expectation of it be stedfast and joyful, giving diligence to be found of him blameless.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Were looking for looked, A.V. ; into for toward, A.V.; went for went up, A.V. Two men. St. Luke describes them according to their appearance. They were really angels. In like manner, in Joshua 5:13 we read, "There stood a man over against him;" and in Genesis 18:2, 16; Genesis 19:10, 12, 16, we read of "the men;" and in Judges 13:6, 8, 10, 11, of "the man of God;" the persons spoken of in all these cases being angels (comp. Daniel 3:25; Daniel 8:15, 16; Daniel 9:21, etc.; Zechariah 1:8, 10; Mark 16:5; Luke 24:4). Gabriel, too, means "man of God." In white apparel, typical of perfect holiness, and of the glory which belongs to the inhabitants of heaven (comp. Daniel 10:5, 6; Matthew 17:2; Matthew 28:3; Mark 9:3; Mark 16:5; Luke 24:4; Revelation 7:9, 13; Revelation 3:5, 18; Revelation 4:4; Revelation 6:11; Revelation 19:8, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven,.... For though he was taken out of their sight by the cloud, they kept looking upwards, and after him, if they could see him again, or any more of him:

as he went up; they looked up to heaven after him, as he went up from the earth, before the cloud took him out of their sight; and still they continued looking, as the cloud carried him up, until it was out of the reach of their sight, being willing to see the last of him in this way:

behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; that is, two angels in the form of men; it being usual with them to appear in human form: these on a sudden appeared and stood on the earth just by them; though the Ethiopic version renders it, "they stood above them", as if they were in the air over their heads; and they appeared in white apparel, as the angel at the sepulchre in Matthew 28:2 which was a symbol both of their purity and holiness, and of their lustre and glory. The Ethiopic version renders it, "they were clothed with lightning"; they appeared in such a dazzling form, that it looked as if they were covered with lightning; as the angel that appeared at Christ's resurrection, his countenance is said to be as lightning; which must at once fix the attention of the disciples to them, and strike them with surprise: hence a "behold" is prefixed to this: and hereby they knew that they were not common and ordinary men, or mere men, but angels in such a form.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. while they looked steadfastly toward heaven—following Him with their eager eyes, in rapt amazement. Not, however, as a mere fact is this recorded, but as a part of that resistless evidence of their senses on which their whole subsequent testimony was to be borne.

two men in white apparel—angels in human form, as in Lu 24:4.

Acts 1:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Ascension
9And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."
Cross References
2 Kings 2:10
"You have asked a difficult thing," Elijah said, "yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours--otherwise, it will not."

Matthew 28:3
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

Luke 24:4
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

John 20:12
and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
Treasury of Scripture

And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

while.

2 Kings 2:11,12 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, …

two.

Acts 10:3,30 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel …

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days …

Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, …

Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on …

Luke 24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, …

John 20:12 And sees two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the …

Revelation 3:4 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their …

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

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