Acts 1–3

1 *The former treatise have I made, O aTheophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which bhe was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost chad given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: dTo whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many einfallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of fthe things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, ||being assembled together with them, commanded them gthat they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for hthe promise of the Father, which, isaith he, ye have heard of me. For jJohn truly baptized with water; but ye shall be jkbaptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time lrestore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, mIt is not for you to know nthe times or the seasons, owhich the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive ||ppower, qafter that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be rwitnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in sSamaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, the was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they ulooked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, vtwo wmen stood by them in xwhite apparel; 11 Which also said, yYe men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is btaken up from you into heaven, zshall aso come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. 12 Then breturned they unto Jerusalem from cthe mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem da sabbath day’s journey. 13 And when they were come in, they went up into ean upper room, where abode both fPeter, and James, and gJohn, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and hJudas ithe brother of James. 14 These all jcontinued kwith one accord in prayer and supplication, with lthe women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with mhis brethren.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, n(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 oby the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, pwhich was guide to them that took Jesus. 17 For qhe was numbered with us, and had obtained part of rthis ministry. 18 Now sthis man purchased a field with tthe reward of iniquity; and ufalling 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 wtheir proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, xThe field of blood. 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, yLet his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and zhis ||bishoprick let another take. 21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus awent in and out among us, 22 bBeginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was ctaken up from us, must one be ordained to be da witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they appointed two, Joseph called eBarsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and fMatthias. 24 And they gprayed, and said, Thou, Lord, hwhich knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25 That he may take part of ithis ministry and japostleship, from which Judas by ktransgression fell, that he might go lto his own place. 26 And they gave forth their lots; and mthe lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

2 And when athe day of Pentecost bwas fully come, they were all cwith one accord in one place. And suddenly there came da sound from heaven eas of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of ffire, and it sat upon each of them. And gthey were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began hto speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, idevout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were ||kconfounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all lamazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak mGalilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and nMedes, and oElamites, and the dwellers in pMesopotamia, and in Judaea, and qCappadocia, in qrPontus, and qsAsia, 10 tPhrygia, and uPamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about xCyrene, and ystrangers of Rome, Jews and zproselytes, 11 aCretes and bArabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the cwonderful works of God. 12 And they were all damazed, and ewere in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14 But Peter, standing up with fthe eleven, glifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not hdrunken, as ye suppose, iseeing it is but kthe third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 lAnd it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, mI will pour out of my Spirit nupon all flesh: and your sons and oyour daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and pthey shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew qwonders in heaven above, and qsigns in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 rThe sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that swhosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; tJesus of Nazareth, a man uapproved of God among you by xmiracles and qxwonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, ybeing delivered by the zdeterminate counsel and aforeknowledge of God, bye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 cWhom God hath raised up, having loosed dthe pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh econcerning him, fI foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 gBecause thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29 Men and brethren, ||let me freely speak unto you of hthe patriarch David, that ihe is both dead and buried, and khis sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that lGod had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, maccording to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, nthat his soul was not left in ohell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus chath God raised up, whereof we all are pwitnesses. 33 Therefore qbeing by the right hand of God exalted, and having received rof the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath sshed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David is not tascended uinto the heavens: but he saith himself, xThe Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know yassuredly, that zGod hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both aLord and Christ.

37 Now when they heard this, they were bpricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, cwhat shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, dRepent, and ebe baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ ffor the remission of sins, and ye shall receive gthe gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and hto your children, and to all that are iafar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he jtestify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this kuntoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly lreceived his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them mabout three thousand nsouls. 42 And they ocontinued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in ybreaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And pfear came upon every soul: and qmany wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were rtogether, and shad all things common; 45 And tsold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, uas every man had need. 46 And they, ocontinuing daily wwith one accord xin the temple, and ybreaking bread ||from house to house, did eat their meat with zgladness and singleness of heart, 47 aPraising God, and having bfavour with all the people. And the Lord cadded to the church daily dsuch as should be saved.

3 Now Peter and aJohn bwent up together cinto the temple at dthe hour of prayer, being ethe ninth hour. And a certain man flame from his mother’s womb was carried, gwhom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, hto ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, ifastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he jgave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give

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