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Acts 1:6–14

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restorem the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them: It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.n But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;o and you will be my witnessesp in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,q and to the ends of the earth.”r

After he said this, he was taken ups before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in whitet stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,”u they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come backv in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas

12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalemw from the hill called the Mount of Olives,x a Sabbath day’s walkc from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the roomy where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.z 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer,a along with the womenb and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.c

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