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Acts 1:1-10 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Preface

1 I produced the former account, O Theophilus, about all {that}a Jesus began to do and to teach, 2 until the day he was taken up, [after he]b had given orders through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen, 3 to whom he also presented himself alive after he suffered, with many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking the things about the kingdom of God. 4 And [while he]c was withd [them],e he commanded them, "Do not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for what was promised by the Father, which you heard about from me. 5 For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit {not many days from now}."f

The Ascension

6 So [when]g they had come together, they began askingh him, saying, "Lord, [is it] at this time you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?" 7 But he said to them, "It is not for you to know [the] times or seasons that the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power [when]i the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest part of the earth." 9 And [after he]j had said these [things], [while]k they were watching, he was taken up, and a cloud received him from their sight. 10 And as they were staring into the sky [while]l he was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood by them
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