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1:1 The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
1:3 To these he also showed himself alive after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and spoke about God`s kingdom.
1:4 Being assembled together with them, he charged them, "Don`t depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.
1:6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, are you now restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
1:7 He said to them, "It isn`t for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within His own authority.
1:9 When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
1:11 who also said, "You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who was received up from you into the sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky."
1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day`s journey away.
1:13 When they had come in, they went up into the upper chamber, where they were staying; that is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.
1:15 In these days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (and there was a multitude of persons gathered together, about one hundred twenty), and said,
1:16 Brothers, it was necessary that this Scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to those who took Jesus.
1:17 For he was numbered with us, and received his portion in this ministry.
1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, `Let his habitation be made desolate, Let no one dwell therein,` and, `Let another take his office.`
1:22 beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection."
1:24 They prayed, and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen