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1 I have given an earlier account, O Theophilus, of all the things which Jesus did, and of his teaching from the first, 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach
2 Till the day when he was taken up to heaven after he had given his orders, through the Holy Spirit, to the Apostles of whom he had made selection: 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
3 And to whom he gave clear and certain signs that he was living, after his death; for he was seen by them for forty days, and gave them teaching about the kingdom of God: 3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
4 And when they were all together, with him, he gave them orders not to go away from Jerusalem, but to keep there, waiting till the word of the Father was put into effect, of which, he said, I have given you knowledge: 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.
5 For the baptism of John was with water, but you will have baptism with the Holy Spirit, after a little time. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
6 So, when they were together, they said to him, Lord, will you at this time give back the kingdom to Israel? 6 So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"
7 And he said to them, It is not for you to have knowledge of the time and the order of events which the Father has kept in his control. 7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
8 But you will have power, when the Holy Spirit has come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
9 And when he had said these things, while they were looking, he was taken up, and went from their view into a cloud. 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 And while they were looking up to heaven with great attention, two men came to them, in white clothing, 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
11 And said, O men of Galilee, why are you looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come again, in the same way as you saw him go into heaven. 11 "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
12 Then they went back to Jerusalem from the mountain named Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day's walk from the city.
13 And when they came in, they went up into the room where they were living; Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James, the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas, the son of James. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.
14 And they all with one mind gave themselves up to prayer, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
15 And in those days Peter got up among the brothers (there were about one hundred and twenty of them), and said, 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)
16 My brothers, the word of God had to be put into effect, which the Holy Spirit had said before, by the mouth of David, about Judas, who was guide to those who took Jesus, 16 and said, "Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus--
17 For he was numbered among us, and had his part in our work. 17 he was one of our number and shared in this ministry."
18 (Now this man, with the reward of his evil-doing, got for himself a field, and falling head first, came to a sudden and violent end there. 18 (With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.
19 And this came to the knowledge of all those who were living in Jerusalem, so that the field was named in their language, Akel-dama, or, The field of blood.) 19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
20 For in the book of Psalms it says, Let his house be waste, and let no man be living in it: and, Let his position be taken by another. 20 "For," said Peter, "it is written in the book of Psalms, " 'May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,' and, " 'May another take his place of leadership.'
21 For this reason, of the men who have been with us all the time, while the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
22 Starting from the baptism of John till he went up from us, one will have to be a witness with us of his coming back from death. 22 beginning from John's baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection."
23 And they made selection of two, Joseph, named Barsabbas, whose other name was Justus, and Matthias. 23 So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.
24 And they made prayers and said, Lord, having knowledge of the hearts of all men, make clear which of these two has been marked out by you, 24 Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
25 To take that position as a servant and Apostle, from which Judas by his sin was shut out, so that he might go to his place. 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs."
26 And they put it to the decision of chance, and the decision was given for Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven Apostles. 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.