Acts   chapter 1

   1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of
  all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
   2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that
  he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto
  the apostles whom he had chosen:
   3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his
  passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them
  forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to
  the kingdom of God:
   4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded
  them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but
  wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he,
  ye have heard of me.
   5 For 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 restore
  again the kingdom to Israel?
   7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know
  the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put
  in his own power.
   8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy
  Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses
  unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in
  Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
   9 And 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 men stood by them in white
  11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye
  gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is
  taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like
  manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
  12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount
  called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath
  day's journey.
  13 And when they were come in, they went up into an
  upper room, where abode both Peter, 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 These all continued with one accord in prayer and
  supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of
  Jesus, and with his brethren.
  15 And in those days Peter 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, this scripture must needs have
  been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of
  David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide
  to them that took Jesus.
  17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part
  of this ministry.
  18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of
  iniquity; and falling 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, The field of
  20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his
  habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein:
  and his bishoprick let another take.
  21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with
  us all 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 taken up from us, must one be
  ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
  23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas,
  who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
  24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which
  knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these
  two thou hast chosen,
  25 That he may take part of this ministry and
  apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell,
  that he might go to his own place.
  26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell
  upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven
  apostles. Acts chapter 2


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