Acts 1
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1The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach,1In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,
2until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.2until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
3To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.3He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
4Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me;4And while staying with them 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 John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."5for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
6So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;7He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.
8but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
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.9And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took 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.10And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes,
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."11and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away.
13When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; 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 Judas the son of James.13And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.
14These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.14All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
15At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said,15In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,
16"Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.16“Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
17"For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry."17For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.”
18(Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.18(Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
19And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)19And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
20"For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'LET HIS HOMESTEAD BE MADE DESOLATE, AND LET NO ONE DWELL IN IT'; and, 'LET ANOTHER MAN TAKE HIS OFFICE.'20“For it is written in the Book of Psalms, “‘May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’
21"Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us--21So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
22beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us-- one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."22beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.”
23So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias.23And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias.
24And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen24And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
25to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."25to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.”
26And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.26And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
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