22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

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[a]Gathering them together, He commanded them (A)not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for [b](B)what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for (C)John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [c]with the Holy Spirit [d](D)not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, (E)is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which (F)the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power (G)when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be (H)My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and (I)Samaria, and even to (J)the remotest part of the earth.”

The Ascension

And after He had said these things, (K)He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into [e]the sky while He was going, behold, (L)two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “(M)Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into [f]the sky? This Jesus, who (N)has been taken up from you into heaven, will (O)come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

The Upper Room

12 Then they (P)returned to Jerusalem from the [g](Q)mount called [h]Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a [i]Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went up to (R)the upper room where they were staying; (S)that is, Peter and John and [j]James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, [k]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and (T)Judas the [l]son of [m]James. 14 These all with one mind (U)were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with (V)the women, and Mary the (W)mother of Jesus, and with His (X)brothers.

15 [n]At this time Peter stood up in the midst of (Y)the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty [o]persons was there together), and said, 16 “Brethren, (Z)the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, (AA)who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was (AB)counted among us and received his share in (AC)this ministry.” 18 (Now this man (AD)acquired a field with (AE)the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. 19 And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in (AF)their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms,

(AG)Let his homestead be made desolate,
And let no one dwell in it’;

and,

(AH)Let another man take his [p]office.’

21 Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that (AI)the Lord Jesus went in and out [q]among us— 22 (AJ)beginning [r]with the baptism of John until the day that He (AK)was taken up from us—one of these must become a (AL)witness with us of His resurrection.” 23 So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and (AM)Matthias. 24 And they (AN)prayed and said, “You, Lord, (AO)who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen 25 to [s]occupy (AP)this ministry and (AQ)apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they [t](AR)drew lots for them, and the lot fell [u]to (AS)Matthias; and he was [v]added to (AT)the eleven apostles.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 1:4 Or eating with; or lodging with
  2. Acts 1:4 Lit the promise of the Father
  3. Acts 1:5 Or in
  4. Acts 1:5 Lit not long after these many days
  5. Acts 1:10 Or heaven
  6. Acts 1:11 Or heaven
  7. Acts 1:12 Or hill
  8. Acts 1:12 Or Olive Grove
  9. Acts 1:12 I.e. 2K cubits, or approx 3/5 mile
  10. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  11. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  12. Acts 1:13 Or brother
  13. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  14. Acts 1:15 Lit In these days
  15. Acts 1:15 Lit names
  16. Acts 1:20 Lit position as overseer
  17. Acts 1:21 Lit to us
  18. Acts 1:22 Lit from
  19. Acts 1:25 Lit take the place of
  20. Acts 1:26 Lit gave
  21. Acts 1:26 Or upon
  22. Acts 1:26 Lit voted together with

And they were all (A)filled with the Holy Spirit and began to (B)speak with other [a]tongues, as the Spirit was giving them [b]utterance.

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  1. Acts 2:4 Or languages
  2. Acts 2:4 Or ability to speak out

33 Therefore having been exalted [a](A)to the right hand of God, and (B)having received from the Father (C)the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has (D)poured forth this which you both see and hear.

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  1. Acts 2:33 Or by

He said to them, “(A)Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, (B)we have not even heard whether [a]there is a Holy Spirit.”

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  1. Acts 19:2 Or the Holy Spirit has been given

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