The formertreatise have I made , OTheophilus,ofallthatJesusbeganboth to doandteach ,
2Until the day in which he was taken up , after that he through the HolyGhost had given commandments unto the apostleswhom he had chosen :
To whomalso he shewedhimselfaliveafterhispassionbymany infallible proofs, being seen of themfortydays,andspeaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:4And, being assembled togetherwith them, commandedthem that they shouldnotdepartfromJerusalem,butwait for the promise of the Father,which, saith he, ye have heard of me.5ForJohntrulybaptized with water;butye shall be baptizedwith the HolyGhostnotmanydayshence.6When they therefore were come together , they asked of him,saying , Lord , wilt thouatthistime restore again the kingdom to Israel?7And he saiduntothem,It isnot for you to know the timesor the seasons,which the Father hath putin his ownpower.8But ye shall receivepower,a after that the HolyGhost is comeuponyou:and ye shall bewitnesses unto mebothinJerusalem,andinallJudaea,and in Samaria,andunto the uttermost part of the earth.9And when he had spoken these things, while theybeheld , he was taken up ; and a cloudreceivedhim out oftheirsight.10Andwhile they looked stedfastlytowardheaven as he went up , behold , twomen stood bytheminwhiteapparel;11Whichalsosaid , Ye men of Galilee,why stand ye gazing upintoheaven? this sameJesus,which is taken upfromyouintoheaven,shallsocome in like manner asye have seenhimgointoheaven.12Then returned theyuntoJerusalemfrom the mountcalledOlivet,whichisfromJerusalem a sabbath day's journey .
13Andwhen they were come in , they went upinto an upper room,whereabodebothPeter,andJames,andJohn,andAndrew,Philip,andThomas,Bartholomew,andMatthew,James the son of Alphaeus,andSimonZelotes,andJudas the brother of James.14Theseallcontinued with one accord in prayerandsupplication,with the women,andMary the mother of Jesus,andwithhisbrethren.15AndinthosedaysPeter stood upin the midst of the disciples, and said , (the number of namestogetherwereabout an hundred and twenty,)
16Men and brethren,thisscripturemust needs have been fulfilled , which the HolyGhostby the mouth of David spake beforeconcerningJudas,whichwasguide to them that tookJesus.17For he wasnumberedwithus,and had obtainedpart of thisministry.18Nowthismanpurchased a fieldwith the reward of iniquity;andfallingheadlong, he burst asunder in the midst,andallhisbowels gushed out .
19And it wasknown unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch asthatfield is called in theirpropertongue,Aceldama, that is to say , The field of blood.20For it is writtenin the book of Psalms,Lethishabitationbedesolate,andlet no mandwelltherein : andhisbishoprickbletanothertake .
21Wherefore of thesemen which have companied with usall the timethattheLordJesuswentinandoutamongus,22Beginningfrom the baptism of John,unto that same daythat he was taken upfromus,mustone be ordained to be a witnesswithus of hisresurrection.23And they appointedtwo,JosephcalledBarsabas,who was surnamedJustus,andMatthias.24And they prayed , and said , Thou,Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shewwhetherofthesetwo thou hast chosen ,
That he may takepart of thisministryandapostleship,fromwhichJudas by transgression fell , that he might goto his ownplace.26And they gave forththeirlots;and the lotfelluponMatthias;and he was numberedwith the elevenapostles.