King James VersionActs1


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 ap­par­el; 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 blood. 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.