Acts 1:1-8 (New American Standard)

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Introduction

1 The first account I acomposed, 1Theophilus, about all that Jesus 2began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He 3was taken up to heaven, after He 4had bby the Holy Spirit given orders to 5the apostles whom He had 6chosen. 3 To cthese 7He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of 8the things concerning the kingdom of God. 4 dGathering them together, He commanded them 9not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for e10what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me; 5 for 11John baptized with water, but you will be baptized fwith the Holy Spirit g12not many days from now ." 6 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, 13is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel ?" 7 He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which 14the Father has fixed by His own authority ; 8 but you will receive power 15when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be 16My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and 17Samaria, and even to 18the remotest part of the earth."
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