After he said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
As he was going, they were looking into the sky. Suddenly, two men wearing white clothes stood beside them.
They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? Jesus, whom you saw taken up from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you saw him go."
Then they went back to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. (This mountain is about half a mile from Jerusalem.)
When they entered the city, they went to the upstairs room where they were staying. Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon (known as the Zealot), and Judas son of James were there.
They all continued praying together with some women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and Jesus' brothers.
During this time there was a meeting of the believers (about one hundred twenty of them). Peter stood up and said,
"Brothers and sisters, in the Scriptures the Holy Spirit said through David something that must happen involving Judas. He was one of our own group and served together with us. He led those who arrested Jesus."
(Judas bought a field with the money he got for his evil act. But he fell to his death, his body burst open, and all his intestines poured out.
Everyone in Jerusalem learned about this so they named this place Akeldama. In their language Akeldama means "Field of Blood.")