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1 Dear Theophilus: In my first book I wrote about all the things that Jesus did and taught from the time he began his work 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach
2 until the day he was taken up to heaven. Before he was taken up, he gave instructions by the power of the Holy Spirit to the men he had chosen as his apostles. 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
3 For forty days after his death he appeared to them many times in ways that proved beyond doubt that he was alive. They saw him, and he talked with them 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 came together, he gave them this order: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift I told you about, the gift my Father promised. 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 John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit." 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
6 When the apostles met together with Jesus, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time give the Kingdom back 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 Jesus said to them, "The times and occasions are set by my Father's own authority, and it is not for you to know when they will be. 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 when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea 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 After saying this, he was taken up to heaven as they watched him, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They still had their eyes fixed on the sky as he went away, when two men dressed in white suddenly stood beside them 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, "Galileans, why are you standing there looking up at the sky? This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way that you saw him go to 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 the apostles went back to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is about half a mile away from the city. 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day's walk from the city.
13 They entered the city and went up to the room where they were staying: Peter, John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Patriot, and Judas 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 They gathered frequently to pray as a group, together with the women and with Mary the mother of Jesus and with 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 A few days later there was a meeting of the believers, about a hundred and twenty in all, and Peter stood up to speak. 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)
16 "My friends," he said, "the scripture had to come true in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, made a prediction about Judas, who was the guide for those who arrested 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 Judas was a member of our group, for he had been chosen to have a part in our work." 17 he was one of our number and shared in this ministry."
18 (With the money that Judas got for his evil act he bought a field, where he fell to his death; he burst open and all his insides spilled out. 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 All the people living in Jerusalem heard about it, and so in their own language they call that field Akeldama, which means "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 it is written in the book of Psalms, "May his house become empty; may no one live in it.' It is also written, "May someone else take his place of service.' 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 "So then, someone must join us as a witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. He must be one of the men who were in our group during the whole time that the Lord Jesus traveled about with us, beginning from the time John preached his message of baptism until the day Jesus was taken up from us to heaven." 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,
23 So they proposed two men: Joseph, who was called Barsabbas (also known as Justus), and Matthias. 23 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."
24 Then they prayed, "Lord, you know the thoughts of everyone, so show us which of these two you have chosen 24 So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.
25 to serve as an apostle in the place of Judas, who left to go to the place where he belongs." 25 Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
26 Then they drew lots to choose between the two men, and the one chosen was Matthias, who was added to the group of eleven apostles. 26 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs."
26 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.