The first account I composed, 1Theophilus, about all that Jesus 2began to do and teach,
until the day when He 3was taken up to heaven, after He 4had by the Holy Spirit given orders to 5the apostles whom He had 6chosen.
To these 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.
Gathering them together, He commanded them 9not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for 10what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me;
for 11John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit 12not many days from now ."
So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, 13is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which 14the Father has fixed by His own authority;
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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