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 [c]with water, but you will be baptized [d]with the Holy Spirit [e](D)not many days from now.”

So, when they had come together, they began asking Him, saying, “Lord, (E)is it at this time that You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” But He said to them, “It is not for you to know periods of time or appointed times which (F)the Father has set 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 as far as (J)the remotest part of the earth.”

The Ascension

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

The Upper Room

12 Then they (P)returned to Jerusalem from the [f](Q)mountain called [g]Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a [h]Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went up to (R)the upstairs room where they were staying, that is, (S)Peter, John, [i]James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, [j]James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and (T)Judas the [k]son of [l]James. 14 All these (U)were continually devoting themselves with one [m]mind 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 among (Y)the brothers and sisters (a group of about 120 [o]people was there together), and said, 16 [p]Brothers, (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 the residents of Jerusalem; as a result that field was called Hakeldama in (AF)their own language, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms:

(AG)May his residence be made desolate,
And may there be none living in it’;

and,

(AH)May another take his [q]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 [r]among us— 22 (AJ)beginning [s]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, who (AO)know the hearts of all people, show which one of these two You have chosen 25 to [t]occupy (AP)this ministry and (AQ)apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they [u](AR)drew lots for them, and the lot fell [v]to (AS)Matthias; and he was 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 Or in
  5. Acts 1:5 Lit not long after these many days
  6. Acts 1:12 Or hill
  7. Acts 1:12 Or Olive Grove
  8. Acts 1:12 2,000 cubits, or about 0.6 miles or 1 km
  9. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  10. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  11. Acts 1:13 Or brother
  12. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  13. Acts 1:14 Or purpose
  14. Acts 1:15 Lit In these days
  15. Acts 1:15 Lit names
  16. Acts 1:16 Lit Men, brothers
  17. Acts 1:20 Lit position of oversight
  18. Acts 1:21 Lit to us
  19. Acts 1:22 Lit from
  20. Acts 1:25 Lit take the place of
  21. Acts 1:26 Lit gave
  22. Acts 1:26 Or upon

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

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  1. Acts 2:4 Or languages

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

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  1. Acts 2:33 Or having been...having received
  2. Acts 2:33 Or by

He said to them, “(A)Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “On the contrary, (B)we have not even heard if there is a Holy Spirit.”

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