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1 The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach, 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach
2 Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up. 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, and speaking of 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 eating together with them, he commanded them, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith he) by my mouth. 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 John indeed baptized with water: but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
6 They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom of Israel? 6 So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"
7 But he said to them: It is not for you to know the time or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: 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 shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part 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 looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. 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 beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
11 Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come as you have seen him going 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 returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day’s journey. 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 were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus and Simon Zelotes and Jude the brother 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 All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
15 In those days Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said (now the number of persons together was about an hundred and twenty): 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)
16 Men, brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended 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 Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 17 he was one of our number and shared in this ministry."
18 And he indeed hath possessed a field of the reward of iniquity, and being hanged, burst asunder in the midst: and all his bowels gushed 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 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: so that the same field was called in their tongue, Haceldama, that is to say, 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 it is written in the book of Psalms: Let their habitation become desolate, and let there be none to dwell therein. And his bishopric let another take. 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 Wherefore of these men who have companied with us, all the time that the Lord Jesus came in and went 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 Beginning from the baptism of John, until the day wherein he was taken up from us, one of these must be made a witness with us of his resurrection. 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 appointed two, Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 23 So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.
24 And praying, they said: Thou, Lord, who knowest the heart of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 24 Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
25 To take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas hath by transgression fallen, that he might go to his own place. 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs."
26 And they gave them lot, and the lot fell upon 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.