Acts 1:3-11 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 During the forty days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time and proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. On these occasions he talked to 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 In one of these meetings as he was eating a meal with them, he told them, "Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you what he promised. Remember, I have told you about this before. 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 just 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 were with Jesus, they kept asking him, "Lord, are you going to free Israel now and restore our kingdom?" 6 So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"
7 "The Father sets those dates," he replied, "and they are not for you to know. 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 has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere -- in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in 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 It was not long after he said this that he was taken up into the sky while they were watching, and he disappeared 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 As they were straining their eyes to see him, two white-robed men suddenly stood there among 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 They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing here staring at the sky? Jesus has been taken away from you into heaven. And someday, just as you saw him go, he will return!" 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."