Acts 1

Acts 1

1Christ after his resurrection, having given instructions to his apostles, and commanded them to wait in Jerusalem the coming of the Holy Ghost, ascendeth into heaven in their sight. 10Two angels warn them to depart, and to look for his second coming: 12they return, and give themselves unto prayer. 15Peter exhorting to fill up the place of the traitor Judas, Matthias is chosen by lot to be an apostle.

1 The 1former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, 2of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

2 Until the day in which he 1was taken up, after that he 2through the Holy Ghost 3had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

3 1To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them 2forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the 3kingdom of God:

4 And, abeing assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for 1the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

5 1For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time 1restore again the kingdom to Israel?

7 And he said unto them, 1It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8 1But ye shall receive apower, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be 2witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in 3Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

9 1And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two 1men stood by them in 2white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye 1men of Galilee, 2why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, 3shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from 1the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem 2a sabbath day's journey.

13 And when they were come in, they went up into an 1upper room, where abode both 2Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

14 1These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with 2his brethren.

15 ¶ And in those days 1Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

16 Men and brethren, 1this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, 2which was guide to them that took Jesus.

17 For he was 1numbered with us, and had obtained part of this 2ministry.

18 1Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and 2falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, 1The field of blood.

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, 1Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his abishoprick let another take.

21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us 1all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was 1taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a 2witness with us of his resurrection.

23 And they appointed two, Joseph called 1Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

24 And they 1prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, 2which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

25 That he may take part of 1this ministry and apostleship, from which 2Judas by transgression fell, that he might go 3to his own place.

26 1And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Acts 1