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just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us,(A)

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[a]But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you,(A) and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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  1. 1:8 Just as Jerusalem was the city of destiny in the Gospel of Luke (the place where salvation was accomplished), so here at the beginning of Acts, Jerusalem occupies a central position. It is the starting point for the mission of the Christian disciples to “the ends of the earth,” the place where the apostles were situated and the doctrinal focal point in the early days of the community (Acts 15:2, 6). The ends of the earth: for Luke, this means Rome.