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Chapter 1

Acts 1:1 The former account I made, O Friend of God (Theophilus), of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

Acts 1:2 until the day in which He ascended, after He through the Holy Spirit had given orders to the apostles who He had chosen:

Acts 1:3 to whom also He showed Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

Acts 1:4 and, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, He said, you have heard from Me.

Acts 1:5 For John truly immersed with water; but you will be immersed with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

Acts 1:6 Therefore when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, Lord, will You at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

Acts 1:7 But He said to them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in His own power.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you: and you will be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the extremities of the earth.

Acts 1:9 When He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He ascended; and a cloud received Him away from their eyes.

Acts 1:10 While they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He ascended, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Acts 1:11 who also said, men! Galileans, why are you standing gazing into the heavens? This Jesus, the One who was taken up from you visibly into the heavens, will come in a figurative manner as you have beheld Him going into the heavens.

Acts 1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a Sabbath day’s journey.

Acts 1:13 When they had come in, they went up into an upper room, where stayed both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Acts 1:15 In those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about a hundred and twenty)

Acts 1:16 men and brothers, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit by the mouth of David spoke before concerning Judas, who was guide to them that took Jesus.

Acts 1:17 For he was numbered with us and had shared in this ministry.

Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst apart in the middle, and all his insides gushed out.

Acts 1:19 And it was known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem; so that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The Field of Blood.

Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell in it: and, his overseership let another take.

Acts 1:21 Therefore of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Acts 1:22 beginning from the immersion of John, to that same day that He ascended, one must be ordained to be a witness with us of His resurrection.

Acts 1:23 Then they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Acts 1:24 So they prayed, and said, You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show who of these two You have chosen,

Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

Acts 1:26 Then they gave out their lots; and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.