Acts 1:1-9 NIV

Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven

1 In my former book,1 Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach2

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2 until the day he was taken up to heaven,3 after giving instructions4 through the Holy Spirit to the apostles5 he had chosen.6

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3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them7 over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.8

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4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait9 for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.10

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5 For John baptized witha water,11 but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."12

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      6 So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore13 the kingdom to Israel?"

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      7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.14

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      8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;15 and you will be my witnesses16 in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,17 and to the ends of the earth."18

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      9 After he said this, he was taken up19 before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

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