Acts 1:12
New International Version
Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day's walk from the city.

New Living Translation
Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a distance of half a mile.

English Standard Version
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away.

Berean Study Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near the city, a Sabbath day’s journey away.

Berean Literal Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, holding a Sabbath day's journey.

New American Standard Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.

King James Bible
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem--a Sabbath day's journey away.

Good News Translation
Then the apostles went back to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is about half a mile away from the city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem--a Sabbath day's journey away.

International Standard Version
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.

NET Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called the Mount of Olives (which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away).

New Heart English Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after this, they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount which is called Bayth Zaytay, which is beside Jerusalem and separated from it by about seven furlongs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called the Mount of Olives. It is near Jerusalem, about half a mile away.

New American Standard 1977
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they returned unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

King James 2000 Bible
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

American King James Version
Then returned they to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

American Standard Version
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is nigh unto Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey.

Darby Bible Translation
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called [the mount] of Olives, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's journey off.

English Revised Version
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is nigh unto Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey off.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they returned to Jerusalem, from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

Weymouth New Testament
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called the Oliveyard, which is near Jerusalem, about a mile off.

World English Bible
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.

Young's Literal Translation
Then did they return to Jerusalem from the mount that is called of Olives, that is near Jerusalem, a sabbath's journey;
Study Bible
Matthias Replaces Judas
11“Men of Galilee,” they said, “Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.” 12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near the city, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13When they arrived, they went to the upper room where they were staying: Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:1
As they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent out two disciples.

Luke 19:29
As He approached Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples.

Luke 24:50
When Jesus had led them out as far as Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them.

Luke 24:52
And they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

Treasury of Scripture

Then returned they to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

from.

Zechariah 14:4
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Matthew 21:1
And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

Matthew 24:3
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

a sabbath.

Luke 24:50
And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

John 11:18
Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:







Lexicon
Then
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

they returned
ὑπέστρεψαν (hypestrepsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5290: To turn back, return. From hupo and strepho; to turn under, i.e. To return.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Jerusalem
Ἰερουσαλὴμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

[the] Mount
ὄρους (orous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3735: A mountain, hill. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain).

of
καλουμένου (kaloumenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

Olives,
Ἐλαιῶνος (Elaiōnos)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1638: Olive-grove, Olive-yard, the mount Olivet. From elaia; an olive-orchard, i.e. the Mount of Olives.

which
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

near
ἐγγὺς (engys)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1451: Near. From a primary verb agcho; near.

[the city],
Ἰερουσαλὴμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.

a Sabbath day’s
σαββάτου (sabbatou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4521: The Sabbath, a week.

journey
ὁδόν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

away.
ἔχον (echon)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.
(12) From the mount called Olivet.--As to the name, see Note on Luke 19:29. The mention of the distance, and the measure of distance employed are, both of them, remarkable, and suggest the thought that St. Luke's reckoning was a different one from that which Christendom has commonly received, and that the "forty days" expired before the last renewal of our Lord's intercourse with His disciples, and that this ended on the following sabbath--i.e., eight days before the day of Pentecost. On this supposition we get a reason, otherwise wanting, for this manner of stating the distance. Symbolically, too, there seems a fitness in our Lord's entering into His rest, on the great day of rest, which is wanting in our common way of reckoning. On the other hand, it may be noted that it is after St. Luke's manner as in the case of Emmaus (Luke 24:13) to give distances. The "Sabbath day's journey" was reckoned at 2,000 paces, or about six furlongs.

Verse 12. - Nigh unto for from, A.V.; journey off for journey, A.V. Olivet, from the Vulgate Olivetum. The particular Greek form Ἐλαιὼν, Elaeon, occurs in the New Testament only here. In Luke 19:29; Luke 21:37, according to the T.R., and that followed in the R.V., it is Ἐλαιῶν, of Olives. But as St. Luke usually has τὸ ὄρος τῶν Ἐλαιῶν when he speaks of it as "the Mount of Olives" (Luke 19:37; Luke 22:39), and as here he calls it Elaeon, which is its name in Josephus ('Jud. Ant.,' 7:9, 2; see too 20:8, 6), it seems probable that in Luke 19:29; Luke 21:27, we ought to read, with Lachmann and Tischendorf (see Meyer on Luke 19:29), Ἐλαιὼν, Elaeon, Olivet. In the Old Testament, in 2 Samuel 15:30, it is "the ascent of the Olives" (A.V., "the ascent of Mount Olivet"); in Zechariah 14:4, "the Mount of Olives." A sabbath day's journey off; i.e. six, or according to Schleusner, seven and a half, furlongs (or two thousand cubits). Josephus ('Jud. Ant.,' 20:8, 6) calls it "five furlongs," but he only measured to the foot of the hill, whereas St. Luke gives the distance from the spot whence Christ ascended. Bethany itself, according to John 11:18, was fifteen furlongs from Jerusalem. 1:12-14 God can find hiding-places for his people. They made supplication. All God's people are praying people. It was now a time of trouble and danger with the disciples of Christ; but if any is afflicted, let him pray; that will silence cares and fears. They had now a great work to do, and before they entered upon it, they were earnest in prayer to God for his presence. They were waiting for the descent of the Spirit, and abounded in prayer. Those are in the best frame to receive spiritual blessings, who are in a praying frame. Christ had promised shortly to send the Holy Ghost; that promise was not to do away prayer, but to quicken and encourage it. A little company united in love, exemplary in their conduct, fervent in prayer, and wisely zealous to promote the cause of Christ, are likely to increase rapidly.
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