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THE 'former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning 2) all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, "until the day in which he was received up, after that he had given commandment through the Holy Ghost unto the apostles whom he had chosen: "to whom he also shewed himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing unto them by the space of forty days, and speaking the things (4 concerning the kingdom of God: "and, 'being assembled together with them, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, 5 which, said he, ye heard from me: "for John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized 5 with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.


(6) They therefore, when they were come together, asked him, saying, Lord, dost thou at this time restore the (7 kingdom to Israel? "And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within his own authority. "But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. "And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their (10 sight. "And while they were looking stedfastly into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in (11 white apparel; "which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why


1 Gr. first.
2 Or, Holy Spirit: and so throughout this book.
*Or, eating with them


❝ Or, in

Or, appointed by

3 Gr. presented.

A. V.—CH. 1. 1 (have)..of; 2 taken..commandments; 3 (infallible). . being seen of.. (of).. pertaining to; 4 commanded.. that they should..saith..(have)..of ; truly; 6 (of) ..wilt.. (again); 7 (the)..(the)..put in..power; 8 after that.. unto me ..(in); 9 spoken..while..beheld; 10 looked..toward..(up).


stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, which was received up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven.

Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is nigh unto Jerusalem, a sabbath 13) day's journey off. "And when they were come in, they went up into the upper chamber, where they were abiding; both Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of (14) James. "These all with one accord continued stedfastly in prayer, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.


(15 And in these days Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren, and said (and there was a multitude of 3 persons (16) gathered together, about a hundred and twenty), "Brethren, it was needful that the scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spake before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to them that took 17 Jesus. "For he was numbered among us, and received 18 his portion in this ministry. "(Now this man obtained

a field with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels (19) gushed out. "And it became known to all the dwellers at

Jerusalem; insomuch that in their language that field was 20 called Akeldama, that is, The field of blood.) "For it is written in the book of Psalms,

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A. V.-11 gazing | up |..(same) taken..have seen..go; 12 from; 13 abode..Zelotes.. brother; 14 [and supplication]; 15 those.. | disciples |..the number ..(the); 16 (Men and)..[this]..must needs have been.. which; 17 | with ..had obtained part of; 18 purchased; 19[proper] tongue, Aceldama .(to say); 20 bishoprick.



"Of the men therefore which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out 1among (22 us, "beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day that he was received up from us, of these must one be23 come a witness with us of his resurrection. "And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. "And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew of these two the one whom thou hast chosen, "to take the place in this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas fell away, that he might go to his own place. (26 "And they gave lots for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. And when the day of Pentecost was now come, they 2) were all together in one place. "And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.


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3 "And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, "And like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them.



they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utter


Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout (6 men, from every nation under heaven. "And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speaking in his own language. "And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying, Behold, are not all these which speak 8 Galilæans? "And how hear we, every man in our own. (9 language, wherein we were born? "Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judæa (10 and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, "in Phrygia and 4 Or, parting among

? Or, unto

3 Gr. was being fulfilled.

1 Or, over
them Or, distributing themselves

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A. V.--21 Wherefore..these; 22 that (same) ordained to be; 23 appointed Barsabas; 24 whether; 25 That he may | part of.. by transgression; 26 (forth) | their .CH. II. I fully.. | with one accord; 2 a; 3 cloven; 4 Ghost; 5 And..out of; 6 Now.. noised (abroad)..speak; 7 [one to another]; tongue; 9 (and).

Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, II "Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speaking in our 12 tongues the mighty works of God. "And they were all

amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, What 13 meaneth this? "But others mocking said, They are filled with new wine.

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spake forth unto them, saying, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known 15 unto you, and give ear unto my words. "For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; seeing it is but the third 16 hour of the day; "but this is that which hath been spoken 1by the prophet Joel;






"And it shall be in the last days, saith God,

I will pour forth 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:

"Yea and on my 'servants and on my handmaidens

in those days

Will I pour forth of my Spirit; and they shall proph


"And I will shew wonders in the heaven above,

And signs on the earth beneath;

Blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke :

"The sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the day of the Lord come,

That great and notable day :

"And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name

of the Lord shall be saved.

(22 "Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a

1 Or, through

2 Gr. bondmen.

3 Gr. bondmaidens.

A.V.-10 (in)..strangers of; 11 Cretes..speak..wonderful; 12 | in doubt |; 13 These men..full of; 14 said..hearken to; 16 was; 17 come to pass..out; 18 out; 19 in ; 21 come to pass.

man approved of God unto you by 'mighty works and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of (23 you, even as ye yourselves know; 'him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye by the hand of lawless men did crucify and slay: (24 "whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of 25 it. "For David saith concerning him,





I beheld the Lord always before my face;

For he is on my right hand, that I should not be

moved :

"Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue re



Moreover my flesh also shall dwell in hope:
"Because thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades,
Neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corrup-


"Thou madest known unto me the ways of life;

Thou shalt make me full of gladness with thy coun


(29) "Brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day. "Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins he would set one upon his throne; (31) "he foreseeing this spake of the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he left in Hades, nor did his flesh see 32 corruption. "This Jesus did God raise up, whereof we (33) all are witnesses. "Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath poured forth this, Or, men without the law 3 Or, tabernacle 4 Or, in thy presence 6 Or, of whom

1 Gr. powers.

5 Or, one should sit


7 Or, at


A. V.-22 among.. miracles.. [also]; 23 [have taken], (and)..wicked | hands | have crucified..slain; 24 (hath)..pains; 25 speaketh. .foresaw; 26 did..rejoice..was glad.. rest; 27 hell.. suffer thine; 28 hast made.. .joy; 29 (Men and). . let me.. dead.. sepulchre ; 30 [according to the flesh]..[raise up Christ] (to) | sit || on; 31 seeing ..before [his soul].. not |..hell, | neither |; 32 hath..raised; 33 shed.

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