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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Acts 1:1–11

Introduction

1 The first account I 1composed, aTheophilus, about all that Jesus bbegan to do and teach,

2 until the day when He awas taken up to heaven, after He bhad 1by the Holy Spirit given orders to cthe apostles whom He had dchosen.

3 To 1these aHe also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of bthe things concerning the kingdom of God.

4 1Gathering them together, He commanded them anot to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for 2bwhat the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me;

5 for aJohn baptized with water, but you will be baptized 1with the Holy Spirit 2bnot many days from now.”

6 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, ais it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”

7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which athe Father has fixed by His own authority;

8 but you will receive power awhen the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be bMy witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and cSamaria, and even to dthe remotest part of the earth.”

The Ascension

9 And after He had said these things, aHe 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 1the sky while He was going, behold, atwo men in white clothing stood beside them.

11 They also said, “aMen of Galilee, why do you stand looking into 1the sky? This Jesus, who bhas been taken up from you into heaven, will ccome in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

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