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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:1 - The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:2 - until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:3 - to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:4 - And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:5 - “for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:6 - Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:7 - And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:8 - “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me[fn] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:9 - Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:10 - And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:11 - who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:12 - Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:13 - And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:14 - These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication,[fn] with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:15 - And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples[fn] (altogether the number of names was about a hundred and twenty), and said,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:16 - “Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:17 - “for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:18 - (Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:19 - And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.)

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:20 - “For it is written in the Book of Psalms:

‘Let his dwelling place be desolate,
And let no one live in it’
;[fn]
and,

‘Let[fn] another take his office.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:21 - “Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:22 - “beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:23 - And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:24 - And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:25 - “to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:26 - And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads My witnesses.
NU-Text omits and supplication.
NU-Text reads brethren.
Psalm 69:25
Psalm 109:8
Greek episkopen, position of overseer

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