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Acts 1

NLT 1 In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach MSG 1 Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach NLT 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit. MSG 2 until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. NLT 3 During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God. MSG 3 After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. NLT 4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. MSG 4 As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but "must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. NLT 5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” MSG 5 John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon." NLT 6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” MSG 6 When they were together for the last time they asked, "Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?" NLT 7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. MSG 7 He told them, "You don't get to know the time. Timing is the Father's business. NLT 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” MSG 8 What you'll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world." NLT 9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. MSG 9 These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. NLT 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. MSG 10 They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared - in white robes! NLT 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” MSG 11 They said, "You Galileans! - why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly - and mysteriously - as he left." NLT 12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a distance of half a mile. MSG 12 So they left the mountain called Olives and returned to Jerusalem. It was a little over half a mile. NLT 13 When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying. Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the Zealot), and Judas (son of James). MSG 13 They went to the upper room they had been using as a meeting place: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James, son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas, son of James. NLT 14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus. MSG 14 They agreed they were in this for good, completely together in prayer, the women included. Also Jesus' mother, Mary, and his brothers. Replacing Judas NLT 15 During this time, when about 120 believers were together in one place, Peter stood up and addressed them. MSG 15 During this time, Peter stood up in the company - there were about one hundred twenty of them in the room at the time - NLT 16 “Brothers,” he said, “the Scriptures had to be fulfilled concerning Judas, who guided those who arrested Jesus. This was predicted long ago by the Holy Spirit, speaking through King David. MSG 16 and said, "Friends, long ago the Holy Spirit spoke through David regarding Judas, who became the guide to those who arrested Jesus. That Scripture had to be fulfilled, and now has been. NLT 17 Judas was one of us and shared in the ministry with us.” MSG 17 Judas was one of us and had his assigned place in this ministry. NLT 18 (Judas had bought a field with the money he received for his treachery. Falling headfirst there, his body split open, spilling out all his intestines. MSG 18 "As you know, he took the evil bribe money and bought a small farm. There he came to a bad end, rupturing his belly and spilling his guts. NLT 19 The news of his death spread to all the people of Jerusalem, and they gave the place the Aramaic name which means “Field of Blood.”) MSG 19 Everybody in Jerusalem knows this by now; they call the place Murder Meadow. NLT 20 Peter continued, “This was written in the book of Psalms, where it says, ‘Let his home become desolate, with no one living in it.’ It also says, ‘Let someone else take his position.’ MSG 20 It's exactly what we find written in the Psalms: Let his farm become haunted So no one can ever live there. "And also what was written later: Let someone else take over his post. NLT 21 “So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— MSG 21 "Judas must now be replaced. The replacement must come from the company of men who stayed together with us NLT 22 from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.” MSG 22 from the time Jesus was baptized by John up to the day of his ascension, designated along with us as a witness to his resurrection." NLT 23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. MSG 23 They nominated two: Joseph Barsabbas, nicknamed Justus, and Matthias. NLT 24 Then they all prayed, “O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen MSG 24 Then they prayed, "You, O God, know every one of us inside and out. Make plain which of these two men you choose NLT 25 as an apostle to replace Judas in this ministry, for he has deserted us and gone where he belongs.” MSG 25 to take the place in this ministry and leadership that Judas threw away in order to go his own way." NLT 26 Then they cast lots, and Matthias was selected to become an apostle with the other eleven. MSG 26 They then drew straws. Matthias won and was counted in with the eleven apostles.

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