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Acts 1:1-5 (New International Version)

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Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven

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