Acts 1:1-13


2 until the day when He 3was taken up to heaven, after He 4had bby the Holy Spirit given orders to 5the apostles whom He had 6chosen.
3 To cthese 7He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of 8the things concerning the kingdom of God.
4 dGathering them together, He commanded them 9not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for e10what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me;
5 for 11John baptized with water, but you will be baptized fwith the Holy Spirit g12not many days from now *."
6 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, 13is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
7 He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which 14the Father has fixed by His own authority;
8 but you will receive power 15when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be 16My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and 17Samaria, and even to 18the remotest part of the earth."

The Ascension

9 And after He had said these things, 19He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
10 And as they were gazing intently into hthe sky while He was going, behold, 20two men in white clothing stood beside them.
11 They also said, "21Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into ithe sky? This Jesus, who 22has been taken up from you into heaven, will 23come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."

The Upper Room

13 When they had entered the city, they went up to 26the upper room where they were staying; 27that is, Peter and John and mJames and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, nJames the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and 28Judas the oson of pJames.