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1 Dear Theophilos: In the first book, I wrote about everything Yeshua set out to do and teach, 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach
2 until the day when, after giving instructions through the Ruach HaKodesh to the emissaries whom he had chosen, he was taken up into heaven. 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
3 After his death he showed himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. During a period of forty days they saw him, and he spoke 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 At one of these gatherings, he instructed them not to leave Yerushalayim but to wait for "what the Father promised, which you heard about from me. 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 Yochanan used to immerse people in water; but in a few days, you will be immersed in the Ruach HaKodesh!" 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
6 When they were together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore self-rule to Isra'el?" 6 So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"
7 He answered, "You don't need to know the dates or the times; the Father has kept these under his own authority. 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 receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh comes upon you; you will be my witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in all Y'hudah and Shomron, indeed 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 before their eyes; 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 As they were staring into the sky after him, suddenly they saw two men dressed in white standing next to 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 The men said, "You Galileans! Why are you standing, staring into space? This Yeshua, who has been taken away from you into heaven, will come back to you in just 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 returned the Shabbat-walk distance from the Mount of Olives to Yerushalayim. 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day's walk from the city.
13 After entering the city, they went to the upstairs room where they were staying. The names of the emissaries were Kefa, Ya'akov, Yochanan, Andrew, Philip, T'oma, Bar-Talmai, Mattityahu, Ya'akov Ben-Halfai, Shim'on "the Zealot," and Y'hudah Ben-Ya'akov. 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 These all devoted themselves single-mindedly to prayer, along with some women, including Miryam (Yeshua's mother), 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 During this period, when the group of believers numbered about 120, Kefa stood up and addressed his fellow-believers: 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)
16 "Brothers, the Ruach HaKodesh spoke in advance through David about Y'hudah, and these words of the Tanakh had to be fulfilled. He was guide for those who arrested Yeshua - 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 he was one of us and had been assigned a part in our work." 17 he was one of our number and shared in this ministry."
18 (With the money Y'hudah received for his evil deed, he bought a field; and there he fell to his death. His body swelled up and 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 This became known to everyone in Yerushalayim, so they called that field Hakal-D'ma - which in their language 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 "Now," said Kefa, "it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his estate become desolate, let there be no one to live in it'; and 'Let someone else take his place as a supervisor.' 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 Therefore, one of the men who have been with us continuously throughout the time the Lord Yeshua traveled around 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 from the time Yochanan was immersing people until the day Yeshua was taken up from us - one of these must become a witness with us to 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 They nominated two men - Yosef Bar-Sabba, surnamed Justus, and Mattityahu. 23 So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.
24 Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 24 Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
25 to take over the work and the office of emissary that Y'hudah abandoned to go where he belongs." 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs."
26 Then they drew lots to decide between the two, and the lot fell to Mattityahu. So he was added to the eleven emissaries. 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.