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The Acts of the Apostles



1:1 In my former treatise, O Theophilus, I wrote of all that Jesus began to do and teach,

1:2 Until the day he was taken up, after he had, through the Holy Spirit, given commands to the apostles whom he had chosen.

1:3 To them he showed himself alive after his suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them over forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God:

1:4 And, while eating with them, commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, of which, he said, you have heard me speak.

1:5 For John baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

1:6 When they had come together, they asked him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?

1:7 And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has fixed by his own authority.

1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the remotest part of the earth.

1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they watched, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

1:10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

1:11 Who said, You men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, shall come in the same way that you have seen him go into heaven.

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

1:13 And when they had come in, they went into an 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.

1:14 They all continued with one accord in prayer, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

1:15 In those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (together they were about a hundred and twenty,)

1:16 Brethren, this scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the guide to those who arrested Jesus.

1:17 For he was numbered with us, and had his part in this ministry.

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

1:19 And it became known to all who dwelt in Jerusalem; so that the field is called in their tongue, Akeldama, that is to say, The field of blood.)

1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation become desolate, and let no man live in it: and his office let another take.

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

1:22 Beginning with the baptism of John until the day that he was taken up from us, one of these must be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

1:23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

1:24 And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen,

1:25 To take part in this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas turned aside, that he might go to his own place.

1:26 And they drew lots for them; and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

2:1 And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

2:3 And there appeared to them tongues, as of fire, which separated and came to rest upon each of them.

2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

2:5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

2:6 Now when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because every one heard them speak in his own language.

2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galilaeans?

2:8 And how is it we each hear them in our own tongue, in the language to which we were born?

2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya around Cyrene, and strangers from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

2:11 Cretans and Arabs, we hear them speak in our tongues of the mighty works of God.

2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What does this mean?

2:13 Others said mockingly, These men are full of new wine.

2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, You men of Judaea, and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words:

2:15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day.

2:16 But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel;

2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, declares God, That I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

2:18 And in those days I will pour out my Spirit on my menservants and on my maidservants; and they shall prophesy:

2:19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come:

2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs, which God performed by him in your midst, as you yourselves know:

2:23 This man, being delivered up by the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by the hands of wicked men have crucified and slain.

2:24 But God has raised him up, having freed him from the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.

2:25 For David speaks of him, I saw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be shaken:

2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover my flesh shall also abide in hope:

2:27 Because you will not leave my soul in Hades, neither will you allow your Holy One to see decay.

2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your presence.

2:29 Brethren, let me say confidently to you of the patriarch David; that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

2:30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath that he would seat one of his descendants upon his throne;

2:31 He foresaw this and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in Hades, neither did his flesh see corruption.

2:32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.

2:33 Therefore, being exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this, which you now see and hear.

2:34 For David did not ascend into the heavens: but he himself says, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand,

2:35 Until I make your foes a footstool for your feet.

2:36 Therefore, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.

2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked to the heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do?

2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

2:39 For the promise is for you, and for your children, and for all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation.

2:41 Then those who received his word were baptized: and that same day there were added to their number about three thousand souls.

2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayer.

2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

2:44 And all who believed were together, and had all things in common;

2:45 And they sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all men, as every man had need.

2:46 And they continued daily to assemble in the temple, and to break bread from house to house, and to eat their food with gladness and sincerity of heart,

2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

3:1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

3:2 And a certain man, lame from his mother's womb, was being carried to the temple gate which is called Beautiful, where they laid him daily to ask for alms from those who entered into the temple;

3:3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked for alms.

3:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look at us.

3:5 And he gave his attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.

3:6 Then Peter said, Of silver and gold I have none; but what I have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!

3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankles received strength.

3:8 And leaping up he stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

3:10 And they knew that it was the one who sat begging for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him.

3:11 And as he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly amazed.

3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered the people, You men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? or why do you look so earnestly at us, as though by our own power or holiness we made this man walk?

3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Son Jesus; whom you delivered up, and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to let him go.

3:14 But you denied the Holy and Just One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you;

3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead. Of this we are witnesses.

3:16 And his name, through faith in his name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know: and the faith which is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.

3:17 And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your rulers.

3:18 But those things which God foretold by the mouths of all his prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he has fulfilled.

3:19 Therefore repent, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

3:20 And that he may send the Christ, who was appointed for you, even Jesus:

3:21 Whom heaven must receive until the time of the restoration of all things which God has spoken about by the mouths of all his holy prophets since the most ancient times.

3:22 For Moses said [to the fathers], The Lord your God shall raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brethren; you shall hear him in all things, whatever he shall say to you.

3:23 And it shall come to pass, that anyone who will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

3:24 Yea, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who followed after, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.

3:25 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, And in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

3:26 God, having raised up his servant, [his Son Jesus,] sent him first to bless you, by turning every one of you away from your iniquities.

4:1 And as they spoke to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them.

4:2 They were indignant that they taught the people, and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in prison until the next day: for it was already evening.

4:4 Yet many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

4:5 And it came to pass on the next day, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

4:6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and Jonathan, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

4:7 And when they had set them in their midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have you done this?

4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders,

4:9 If we are to be examined this day about a good deed done to a cripple, by what means he was made well;

4:10 Then let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him does this man stand here before you well.

4:11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the very cornerstone.

4:12 And there is salvation in no one else: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved.

4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

4:14 And beholding the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside, out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

4:16 Saying, What shall we do with these men? for that a notable miracle has indeed been done by them is apparent to everyone who lives in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

4:17 But that it may spread no further among the people, let us sternly warn them, that they speak no more to any man in this name.

4:18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, judge for yourselves.

4:20 But we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

4:21 So when they had threatened them further, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people: for everyone glorified God for what had been done.

4:22 For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was performed.

4:23 And being let go, they went to their own people, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

4:24 And when they heard this, they lifted up their voices to God with one accord, and said, Lord, you are he who made the heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that is in them:

4:25 Who by the mouth of our father David said, Why did the Gentiles rage, and the people imagine vain things?

4:26 The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

4:27 For truly in this city, against your holy servant Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

4:28 To do whatever your hand and your counsel predestined to be done.

4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings, and grant to your servants that they may speak your word with all boldness,

4:30 while you stretch forth your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.

4:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

4:32 And the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and of one soul: and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things in common.

4:33 And with great power the apostles gave witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

4:34 Nor were any among them lacking: for as many as owned land or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,

4:35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to each according to his need.

4:36 And Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas, (which means, The son of encouragement,)

4:37 Sold a field he owned, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.