Acts of the Apostles
1In my first book, I wrote Theophlius, about all that Jesus began to do and to teach,
2Up to the day He was taken up to heaven, having given commandments through the Holy Spirit to the Apostles whom He had chosen.
3To which he presented himself as living after the passion, by many proofs, appearing to them for a period of forty days, speaking of the Kingdom of God.
4And while He was with them he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to stay in wait for the promise of the father, which He said “you heard from Me;
5Because John baptised with water, but you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit, not many days afterwards.”
6Therefore when they were assembled together, they asked him, and said “Lord, will you at this time restore the Kingdom to Israel?"
7In reply he said to them "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father, in his own authority has placed upon things.
8Yet you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will bear witness of me both in Jerusalem, and in all of Judea and Samaria, and indeed all the way to the very ends of the earth."
9And when he had declared all these things, as they looked on he was taken up; and a cloud obscured him from their sight.
10And they gazed toward heaven as he was going up, and saw standing beside themselves two men clothed in white,
11Who declared "Men of Galilee, why do you stand here gazing up to heaven? This same Jesus who you have seen taken up to heaven in this way, will come again in the same way as you have seen him go into heaven."
12At that time, they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the “Mount of Olives”, which is near to Jerusalem; a Sabbath days journey.
13And after they had come into the city, they entered the upper room where they were staying. Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alpheaus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.
14All these men were steadfast with one accord to prayer, together the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
15And in those days Peter rose up amongst the brothers, (a crowd of people about one hundred and twenty in number) and declared,
16“Men and brothers, the scripture is becoming fulfilled which beforehand was spoken by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of David, concerning Judas who served as a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
17Because he was counted among our number, and was assigned a portion of this ministry.
18He then took possession of a field with the proceeds of his iniquity, and was hanged causing him to rupture and all his entrails to gush out.
19And it became known to all those living in Jerusalem. So that in their own language they came to refer to the field as Aceldama, which means field of blood.
20It is written in the book of Psalms, let his place of living become desolate and let no one live therein. Any may another take his episcopate.
21Of those men who discipled with us during the time the Lord Jesus was with us, coming in and out among us,
22Beginning with the baptism of John all the way up to the day he was taken from us, one of these must become a witness of his resurrection along with us.
23And they nominated two, Joseph (called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus) and Matthias.
24And in prayer they said, “You Lord, who knows what is in the hearts of all men, reveal to us which of these two you shall choose,
25To take a part in this ministry and apostleship, out of which Judas transgressed in order to go into his own place.”
26And they all voted, and the vote fell upon Matthias, and so he came to be enlisted among the eleven Apostles.
1And on the arrival of the day of Pentecost, they were all together in the same place.
2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3And there appeared to them, a body of tongues as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
6Now when this got around, the crowd gathered about, and were confounded, because every man heard them speak in his own language.
7And they were all amazed, and marveled, saying one to another, "Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans?
8And how do we hear every man in our own language, wherein we were born?
9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes,
11Cretes and Arabians: we hear them speak in our languages the wonderful works of God."
12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, "What could this be?"
13Others mocking, said, "These men are full of new wine."
14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, "Judean men, and all who dwell at Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and hearken to my words,
15For these men are not drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day,
16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17'And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;
18And on my servants, and on my hand-maidens will I in those days pour out of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that coming great and notable day of the Lord.
21And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.'
22House of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man atttested to you by God by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know.
23Him, being delivered by the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by apostate hands have crucified and slain,
24Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
25For David says concerning him: 'I saw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved;
26Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also, my flesh shall rest in hope.
27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance.'
29Men, brethren, let me freely speak to you concerning the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us to this day.
30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that from the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31He seeing this before, spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption.
32This Jesus has God raised up, of which we all are witnesses.
33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, this has he poured out, which you now see and hear.
34For David did not ascend into the heavens, but said himself, 'The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35Until I make thy foes thy footstool.'
36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, "Men, brethren, what shall we do?"
38Then Peter said to them, "Rethink, and be dunked every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the foregiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."
40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation."
41Then they that gladly received his word, were dunked: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.
42And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles' teaching and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the Apostles.
44And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, ate their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
47Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
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