The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Yeshua began both to do and to teach,
until the day in which he was received up, after he had given mitzvah through the Ruach HaKodesh to the apostles whom he had chosen.
To these he also showed himself alive after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and spoke about God's kingdom.
Being assembled together with them, he charged them, "Don't depart from Yerushalayim, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.
For Yochanan indeed immersed in water, but you will be immersed in the Ruach HaKodesh not many days from now."
Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, are you now restoring the kingdom to Yisra'el?"
He said to them, "It isn't for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within His own authority.
But you will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh has come on you. You will be witnesses to me in Yerushalayim, in all Yehudah and Shomron, and to the uttermost parts of the eretz."
When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
While they were looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing,
who also said, "You men of the Galil, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Yeshua, who was received up from you into the sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky."
Then they returned to Yerushalayim from the mountain called Olivet, which is near Yerushalayim, a Shabbat day's journey away.
When they had come in, they went up into the upper room, where they were staying; that is Kefa, Yochanan, Ya`akov, Andrai, Pilipos, T'oma, Bar-Talmai, Mattityahu, Ya`akov the son of Halfai, Shim`on the Zealot, and Yehudah the son of Ya`akov.
All these with one accord continued steadfastly in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Miryam the mother of Yeshua, and with his brothers.
In these days, Kefa stood up in the midst of the talmidim (and the number of names was about one hundred twenty), and said,
"Brothers, it was necessary that this Scripture should be fulfilled, which the Ruach HaKodesh spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Yehudah, who was guide to those who took Yeshua.
For he was numbered with us, and received his portion in this ministry.
Now this man obtained a field with the reward for his wickedness, and falling headlong, his body burst open, and all his intestines gushed out.
It became known to everyone who lived in Yerushalayim that in their language that field was called 'Hakal-Dama,' that is, 'The field of blood.'
For it is written in the book of Tehillim, 'Let his habitation be made desolate, Let no one dwell therein,' and, 'Let another take his office.'
Of the men therefore who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Yeshua went in and went out among us,
beginning from the immersion of Yochanan, to the day that he was received up from us, of these one must become a witness with us of his resurrection."
They put forward two, Yosef called Bar-Sabba, who was surnamed Justus, and Mattityah.
They prayed, and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen
to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Yehudah fell away, that he might go to his own place."
They drew lots for them, and the lot fell on Mattityah, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.