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1 My former narrative, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught as a beginning, down to the day on which, 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach
2 after giving instruction through the Holy Spirit to the Apostles whom He had chosen, He was taken up to 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 He had also, after He suffered, shown Himself alive to them with many sure proofs, appearing to them at intervals during forty days, 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 while in their company He charged them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father's promised gift. "This you have heard of," He said, "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 John indeed baptized with water, but before many days have passed you shall 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 Once when they were with Him, they asked Him, "Master, is this the time at which you are about to restore 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 "It is not for you," He replied, "to know times or epochs which the Father has reserved within 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 and yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the remotest parts 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 When He had said this, and while they were looking at Him, He was carried up, and a cloud closing beneath Him 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 But, while they stood intently gazing into the sky as He went, suddenly there were two men in white garments standing by 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 who said, "Galilaeans, why stand looking into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into Heaven will come in just the same way 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 mountain called the Oliveyard, which is near Jerusalem, about a mile off. 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 they went up to the upper room which was now their fixed place for meeting. Their names were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas 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 of these with one mind continued earnest in prayer, together with some 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 It was on one of these days that Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren--the entire number of persons present being about 120--and said, 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)
16 "Brethren, it was necessary that the Scripture should be fulfilled--the prediction, I mean, which the Holy Spirit uttered by the lips of David, about Judas, who acted as guide to 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 For Judas was reckoned as one of our number, and a share in this ministry was allotted to him." 17 he was one of our number and shared in this ministry."
18 (Now having bought a piece of ground with the money paid for his wickedness he fell there with his face downwards, and, his body bursting open, he became disembowelled. 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 fact became widely known to the people of Jerusalem, so that the place received the name, in their language, of Achel-damach, which means `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 his encampment be desolate: let there be no one to dwell there'; and "`His work let another take up.' 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 "It is necessary, therefore, that of the men who have been with us all the time that 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 beginning from His baptism by John down to the day on which He was taken up again from us into Heaven--one should be appointed to become a witness with us as 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 So two names were proposed, Joseph called Bar-sabbas--and surnamed Justus--and Matthias. 23 So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.
24 And the brethren prayed, saying, "Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all, show clearly which 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 occupy the place in this ministry and Apostleship from which Judas through transgression fell, in order to go to his own place." 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs."
26 Then they drew lots between them. The lot fell on Matthias, and a place among the eleven Apostles was voted to him. 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.