Acts 1 ©

1 The preface of Luke, whereby he adds this, his second book, unto his Gospel. 3 Christ converses with His apostles after His resurrection for forty days. 4 Commands them to wait in Jerusalem for the sending of the Holy Ghost. 6 Answers their question when He will set up the kingdom of Israel. 9 Ascends into heaven, that they see it. 10 Which two angels testify, who also foretell His coming again. 12 The apostles return to Jerusalem. 13 Continue with one accord in prayer with certain women, and with the mother of Christ. 15 Peter relates the predictions concerning Judas and his end. 21 And exhorts them to put another in his place, for which end two are proposed. 24 Out of whom, after prayer, Matthias is chosen to be an apostle by lot.


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


Untila the day in which he was taken up, after that he 3through the Holy Ghost had given 4commandmentsb unto the apostles whom he 5had chosen:


Toc whom also he 6shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible 7proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:


And,d8being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for 9the promise of the Father, which,e saith he, ye have heard of me.


Forf John truly baptized with water; butg ye shall be baptized 10with the Holy Ghost 11not many days hence.


When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord,h wilt thou at this time restore again 12the kingdom 13to Israel?


And he said unto them, Iti is not for you to know the times or the 14seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.


15Butj ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: andk ye shall be 16witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


Andl when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was 17taken up; and a cloud 18received him out of their sight.


And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, 19two men stood by them 20inm white apparel;


Which also said, 21Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shalln22so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.


Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called 23Olivet, which is from Jerusalem 24a sabbath day's 25journey.


And when they were 26come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both 27Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and 28Judas the brother of James.


These all 29continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with 30the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with hiso31brethren.


¶And 32in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of 33names together were about an hundred and twenty,)


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


Forr he was 34numbered with us, and had obtained 35part of this ministry.


Now this man 36purchased 37a field 38with the reward 39of iniquity; ands40falling 41headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.


And it was 42known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is calledt43in their properu tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, 44The field of blood.


For it is written in the book of Psalms, Letv his 45habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: 46andw47his bishoprickx let 48another take.


Whereforey of these men which have 49companiedz with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went 50in and out among us,


Beginning 51from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up fromaa us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of 52his resurrection.


Andab they appointed two, 53Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.


And they prayed, and said, 54Thou, Lord, whichac55knowest the hearts of all men, 56shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,


That he may take 57part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression 58fell, that he might go 59to his own place.


And they 60gave forth their lots; and the lot 61fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered 62with the eleven apostles.