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O Theophilus, I indeed made the first account concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, 2 till the day in which he was received up, having commanded through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

3 The apostles to whom, he also presented himself as living in many definite-proofs after he had suffered on the cross, being seen by them through out forty days and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God. 4 And, being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to remain until the promise of the Father, Which, ( he said) You have heard from me; 5 because John indeed immersed in water, but you will be immersed in the Holy Spirit after not these many days
6 Therefore indeed, having come together, they asked him, saying, Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?
7 Now he said to them, It is not yours to know times or seasons, which the Father placed in his own authority. 8 But you will be receiving power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the outermost parts of the earth.

9 And having said these things, and whil e looking at him, he was lifted up, and a cloud received him out of their staring eyes. 10 And as they were staring while he was traveling on into heaven, and behold, two men stood beside them in white apparel; 11 who also said, Men, Galileans! Why are you standing here, looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven will be coming back thus in the manner you saw him traveling on into heaven.
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olives, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey off. 13 And having entered, they went up into the upstairs-room, where they were remaining; both Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James
. 14 All these men together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus and together with his brethren were persevering, united in prayer and supplication.
15 And Peter stood up in these days in the midst of the disciples (and a crowd of people
were in the same place, approximately a hundred and twenty) and said, 16 Brethren, it was essential that this Scripture might be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit said beforehand through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who took Jesus, 17 because he was numbered together with us and was allotted his inheritance in this service.

18 (Therefore indeed, this one procured a parcel of ground from the reward of his unrighteousness, and he happened to fall-flat and ruptured in the middle and all his bowels were poured out. 19 And it became known to all the dwellers in Jerusalem; so-that in their own language this place was called Akeldama, that is, The Place of Blood.) 20 For it has been written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his habitation become desolate and do not let there be one dwelling in it’and, ‘Let a different one take his overseership.’ 21 Therefore, of those men who have come together with us all the time in which the Lord Jesus entered in and went out among us, 22 having begun from the immersion of John, to the day from which he was received up from us, it is essential one of these is to become a witness together with us of his resurrection. 23 And they stood up two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus and Matthias. 24 And having prayed, they said, You Lord, knower of the hearts of all, show which one out of these two you have chosen 25 to receive the inheritance of this service and apostleship from which Judas transgressed, so as to travel on to his own place. 26 And they gave them their lots and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was enumerated together with the eleven apostles.

{NOTES: Acts 1:26-2:1- Chapter and verse divisions were added by man. In the original Acts 1:26 & Acts 2:1 are the same sentence. The ‘they’has been disputed by many. Read both Acts 1:26 and Acts 2:1 together without punctuation and decide for yourself. See also Acts 1:5, 2:6.}