1The formertreatisehave I made, OTheophilus, ofallthatJesusbeganbothto doandteach, 2Untilthe dayin whichhe was taken up, after that hethroughtheHolyGhosthad given commandmentsunto the apostleswhomhe had chosen: 3To whomalsohe shewedhimselfaliveafterhispassionbymanyinfallible proofs, being seenofthemfortydays, andspeakingof the things pertaining tothe kingdomof God: 4And, being assembled togetherwith them, commandedthemthat they shouldnotdepartfromJerusalem, butwait forthe promiseof the Father, which, saith he, ye have heardof me. 5ForJohntrulybaptizedwith water; butyeshall be baptizedwiththeHolyGhostnotmanydayshence.
6When theythereforewere come together, they askedof him, saying, Lord, wiltthouatthistimerestore againthe kingdomto Israel? 7Andhe saiduntothem, Itisnotfor youto knowthe timesorthe seasons, whichthe Fatherhath putinhis ownpower. 8Butye shall receivepower, after thattheHolyGhostis comeuponyou: andye shall bewitnessesunto mebothinJerusalem, andinallJudæa, andin Samaria, anduntothe uttermostpart of the earth.
9Andwhen he had spokenthese things, while they beheld, hewas taken up; anda cloudreceivedhimout oftheirsight. 10Andwhilethey looked stedfastlytowardheavenashewent up, behold, twomenstood bytheminwhiteapparel; 11Whichalsosaid, Ye menof Galilee, whystand yegazing upintoheaven? this sameJesus, which is taken upfromyouintoheaven, shallsocomein like mannerasye have seenhimgointoheaven. 12Thenreturned theyuntoJerusalemfromthe mountcalledOlivet, whichisfromJerusalema sabbath day’ sjourney.
13Andwhenthey werecome in, they went upintoan upper room, whereabodebothPeter, andJames, andJohn, andAndrew, Philip, andThomas, Bartholomew, andMatthew, James the son of Alphaeus, andSimonZelotes, andJudas the brother of James. 14Theseallcontinuedwith one accordin prayerandsupplication, withthe women, andMarythe motherof Jesus, andwithhisbrethren.
15AndinthosedaysPeterstood upinthe midstof the disciples, andsaid, ( the numberof namestogetherwereaboutan hundredand twenty,) 16Men and brethren, thisscripturemust needshave been fulfilled, whichtheHolyGhostbythe mouthof Davidspake beforeconcerningJudas, which wasguideto them that tookJesus. 17Forhewasnumberedwithus, andhad obtainedpartof thisministry. 18Nowthis manpurchaseda fieldwiththe rewardof iniquity; andfallingheadlong, he burst asunderin the midst, andallhisbowelsgushed out. 19Andit wasknownunto allthe dwellersat Jerusalem; insomuch asthatfieldis called in theirpropertongue, Aceldama, thatis to say, The fieldof blood. 20Forit is writteninthe bookof Psalms, Lethishabitationbedesolate, andletnoman dwelltherein: andhisbishoprickletanothertake.
21Whereforeof these menwhichhave companiedwith usallthe timethatthe LordJesuswent inandoutamongus, 22Beginningfromthe baptismof John, untothat samedaythathe was taken upfromus, mustonebe ordained to bea witnesswithusof hisresurrection. 23Andthey appointedtwo, JosephcalledBarsabas, whowas surnamedJustus, andMatthias. 24Andthey prayed, andsaid, Thou, Lord, which knowest the heartsof all men, shewwhetherofthesetwothou hast chosen, 25That he may takepartof thisministryandapostleship, fromwhichJudasby transgressionfell, that he might gotohis ownplace. 26Andthey gave forththeirlots; andthe lotfelluponMatthias; andhe was numberedwiththe elevenapostles.