1:1 In the first book, O The-oph'ilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,
1:1 In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning

1:2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
1:2 until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

1:3 To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God.
1:3 After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

1:4 And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me,
1:4 While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. "This," he said, "is what you have heard from me;

1:5 for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
1:5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."

1:6 So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"
1:6 So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?"

1:7 He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.
1:7 He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.

1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Sama'ria and to the end of the earth."
1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

1:9 And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
1:9 When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

1:10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes,
1:10 While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them.

1:11 and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."
1:11 They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."

1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away;
1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away.

1:13 and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.
1:13 When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.

1:14 All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
1:14 All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

1:15 In those days Peter stood up among the brethren (the company of persons was in all about a hundred and twenty), and said,
1:15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said,

1:16 "Brethren, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David, concerning Judas who was guide to those who arrested Jesus.
1:16 "Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus--

1:17 For he was numbered among us, and was allotted his share in this ministry.
1:17 for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry."

1:18 (Now this man bought a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
1:18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.

1:19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their language Akel'dama, that is, Field of Blood.)
1:19 This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their language Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, `Let his habitation become desolate, and let there be no one to live in it'; and `His office let another take.'
1:20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his homestead become desolate, and let there be no one to live in it'; and 'Let another take his position of overseer.'

1:21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
1:21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

1:22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us -- one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection."
1:22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us--one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection."

1:23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsab'bas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthi'as.
1:23 So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.

1:24 And they prayed and said, "Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show which one of these two thou hast chosen
1:24 Then they prayed and said, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen

1:25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside, to go to his own place."
1:25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."

1:26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthi'as; and he was enrolled with the eleven apostles.
1:26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.