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Chapter 1


1:1 Truly (men), O (ō) Theophilus (Theophile), I caused myself to make (epoiēsamēn) the (ton) first (prōton) word (logon) about (peri) all things (pantōn) which (hōn) the (ho) Jesus (Iēsous) caused himself to start (ērxato), both (te) to do (poiein) and (kai) to teach (didaskein)


1:2 until (achri) [the] day (hēmeras) of which (hēs) he was taken up (anelēmphthē), he having caused himself to give an injunction (enteilamenos), through (dia) holy (hagiou) Spirit (pneumatos), to the (tois) apostles (apostolois) whom (hous) he caused himself to call out (exelexato);


1:3 to whom (hois) he stood himself alongside (parestēsen heauton) also (kai), living (zōnta) to suffer (pathein) with (meta) the (to) many (pollois) proofs (tekmēriois) in (en) him (auton);


causing himself to appear (optanomenos) to them (autois) through (di) forty (tessarakonta) days (hēmerōn), and (kai) saying (legōn) the things (ta) about (peri) the (tēs) Kingdom932 (basileias) of the (tou) God (theou).


1:4 And (kai) he causing himself to salt together with (sunalizomenos) [them] he charged (parēggeilen) them (autois), “Space is not to be made (mē chōrizesthai) from (apo) Jerusalem (Hierosolumōn)!  


BUT (alla), you are to stay around (perimenein) for the (tēn) promise (epaggelian) of the (tou) Father (patros) which (hēn) you heard (ēkousate) of me (mou)!  


1:5 Because (hoti), truly (men), John (iōannēs) water (hudati) baptized (ebaptisen)


But (de) you (humeis) shall be baptized (baptisthēsesthe) in (en) holy (hagiō) Spirit (pneumati) with (meta) [the passing of] absolutely not (ou) many (pollas) days (hēmeras) of these (tautas)!"


(For what is God’s prophesied true “tent”, His new holy place under His new covenant, the prophesied promise of the Father to place himself into believers to live in them as His new permanent domicile, a true “tent” not built with mortal’s hands but with His own hand, see Ex. 15:17; 2 Sam. 7:5-16; Isa. 8:14; Ezek. 11:16; Joel 2:28-29; Amos 9:11-12; Mat. 3:11, 16:18, 26:61, 27:39-40; Mark 14:58, 15:29; Luke 3:21-22, 24:49; *John 2:19-22, 3:1-, 4:20-24, 7:37-39, 14:2, *23; Acts 1:4-5, 2:16-18, 33, 38-39, *7:44-50, *15:16-18, *17:24, *20:28; *Rom. 8:9-11, 12:4-5; 1 Cor. *3:16-17, *6:19-20, 10:16-17, 12:12-28; *2 Cor. 5:1, *6:16-18; Gal. 3:14, 22; Eph. 1:13-14, 22-23, *2:17-22, 3:6, 4:11-16, 5:30-32; Col. 1:18-27, 2:6-10, 3:15; *1 Thes. 5:9-11; *1 Tim. 3:15; *2 Tim. 1:14; Heb. *3:4-6, 8:2, *9:11-15, *24, 10:21, 36; 1 Pet. 2:4-5; 1 John 4:12-16; Rev. 3:12, 7:15, 11:19, *13:6, *21:3, 22)


1:6 Therefore (oun), truly (men), the ones (hoi) having come together (sunelthontes) were inquiring (ērōtōn) of him (auton), saying (legontes), if (ei) “Lord (kurie), in (en) the (tō) time (chronō) of this (toutō) are you restoring (apokathistaneis) the (tēn) Kingdom932 (basileian) to the (tō) Israel (Israēl)!?”


1:7 But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) them (autous), “It is (estin) absolutely not (ouch) of you (humōn) to know (gnōnai) time durations (chronous), or (ē) points in time (kairous), which (hous) the (ho) Father (patēr) caused Himself to place (etheto) in (en) to the (tē) authority (exousia) [of] His own (idia)!


1:8 BUT (alla), of the (tou) holy (hagiou) Spirit (pneumatos) having come over (epelthontos) upon (eph') you (humas) you shall receive (lēpsesthe) inherent power (dunamin)!


And (kai) you shall cause yourselves to be (esesthe) witnesses (martures) of me (mou) in (en) both (te) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm) and (kai) in (en) to all (pasē) the (tē) Judea (Ioudaia), and (kai) Samaria (Samareia), and (kai) until (heōs) last (eschatou) of the (tēs) land (gēs)!”


(For the Spirit of God being in Christ, and the Spirit of Christ being in those who believe upon his name, making them more than conquerors now, see Mat. 10:25; Acts 1:4-8; Rom. 8:9-11, 37; 1 Cor. 12:6; 2 Cor. 2:14, 13:3-5; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 1:19-20, 4:13, 6:13-18; Php. 2:13, 4:13; Col. 1:27-29; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Tim. 1:7; 1 John 4:4, 5:4-5)


1:9 And (kai) he having enunciated (eipōn) these things (tauta), they (autōn) were looking (blepontōn) [while] he was lifted up (epērthē).


And (kai) a cloud (nephelē) overtook (hupelaben) him (auton) away from (apo) the (tōn) eyes (ophthalmōn) of them (autōn).


1:10 And (kai) as (hōs) they were being (ēsan) ones gazing intently (atenizontes) of him (autou) causing himself to go (poreuomenou) into (eis) the (ton) heaven (ouranon), behold (idou), two (duo) males (andres) also (kai) had stood alongside (pareistēkeisan) to them (autois) in (en) white (leukē) apparel (esthēsesi),


1:11 who (hoi) enunciated (eipan) also (kai), “Males (andres), Galileans (Galilaioi), [into] what (ti) have you stood (estēkate) looking1689 (emblepontes) into (eis) the (ton) heaven (ouranon)?


This one (houtos), the (ho) Jesus (Iēsous), the one (ho) having been taken up (analēmphtheis) from (aph) you (humōn) into (eis) the (ton) heaven (ouranon), thusly (houtōs) he shall cause himself to come (eleusetai), a turnabout (tropon) [from] which (hon) you caused yourselves to observe (etheasasthe) him (auton) going (poreuomenon) into (eis) the (ton) heaven (ouranon).


1:12 Then (tote) they returned (hupestrpsan) into (eis) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm) from (apo) the (tou) mountain (orous) being called aloud (kaloumenou) ‘of Olives (elaiōnos)’, which (ho) is (estin) near (eggus) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm), holding (echon) [the] way (hodon) of a sabbath day (sabbatou).


1:13 And (kai) when (hote) they entered in (eisēthon) they stepped up (anebēsan) into (eis) the (to) overhead room (huperōon), where (hou) they were being (ēsan) ones settling down (katamenontes);


both (te) the (ho) Peter (Petros) and (kai) John (Iōannēs), and (kai) James (Iakōbos) and (kai) Andrew (Andreas), Philip (Philippos) and (kai) Thomas (Thōmas), Bartholomew (Bartholomaios) and (kai) Matthew (Maththaios), James (Iakōbos) of Alphaeus (Halphaiou) and (kai) Simon (Simōn) the (ho) zealous one (zēlōtēs), and (kai) Judas (Ioudas) of James (Iakōbou).


1:14 These (houtoi) all (pantes) were being (ēsan) like-passioned (homothumadon);


ones persevering toward (proskarterountes) the (tē) prayer of well-thankfulness toward4335 (proseuchē) [God] together with (sun) [the] females (gunaixin), and (kai) Mariam (Mariam) the (tē) mother (mētri) of the (tou) Jesus (Iēsou), and (kai) the (tois) brothers (adelphois) of him (autou).


1:15 And (kai) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) to these (tautais), Peter (Petros), having stood up (anastas) in (en) [the] middle (mesō) of the (tōn) brothers (adelphōn), (and (te) [the] crowd (ochlos) of names (onomatōn) upon (epi) the (to) same (auto) [place] was being (ēn) as if (hōsei) a hundred (hekaton) twenty (eikosi)), he enunciated (eipen):


1:16 “Males (andres), brothers (adelphoi), it is being required (edei) for the (tēn) writing (graphēn) to be fulfilled (plērōthēnai) which (hēn) the (to) Spirit (pneuma), the (to) holy one (hagion), enunciated before (proeipen) through (dia) [the] mouth (stomatos) of David (Dauid) about (peri) Judas (Iouda), of the one (tou) having caused himself to become (genomenou) a leader (hodēgou) to the ones (tois) together having taken (sullabousin) Jesus (Iēsoun);


1:17 because (hoti) he having been numbered down (katērithmēmenos) among (en) us (hēmin), he was being allotted (ēn elachen) also (kai) the (ton) lot (klēron) of the (tēs) ministry (diakonias) of this (tautēs).


1:18 Therefore (oun), truly (men), this one (houtos) caused himself to acquire (ektēsato) a parcel (chōrion) out (ek) of [the] wage (misthou) of the (tēs) unrighteousness (adikias)


And (kai) having caused himself to become (genomenos) prone (prēnēs), his middle (mesos) cracked open (elakēsen) and (kai) all (panta) the (ta) spleens (splagchna) of him (autou) was poured out (exechuthē).


1:19 And (kai) it caused itself to become (egeneto) known (gnōston) to all (pasi) the ones (tois) homing-down (katoikousin) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm)


And so (hōste) the (to) parcel (chōrion) of that (ekeino) [came] to be called aloud (klēthenai) to the (tē) dialect (dialektō) of their (autōn) own (idia), ‘Akeldama (Hakeldamach)’, that (tout’) is (estin), ‘Blood (haimatos) parcel (chorion).’


1:20 Because (gar) it has been written (gegraptai) in (en) a scroll (biblō) of Psalms (Psalmōn), '[Let] the (hē) edifice (epaulis) of him (autou) be caused to become (genēthētō) a desolate one (erēmos).


And (kai) do not be (mē estō) the one (ho) homing-down (katoikōn) in (en) her (autē)


And (kai) [let] one of another kind (heteros) take (labetō) the (tēn) episcopacy (episkopēn) of him (autou).'


1:21 Therefore (oun) [another episcopacy] is required (dei), of the (tōn) males (andrōn) having come together with (sunelthontōn) us (hēmin), ([one who was among us] in (en) every (panti) time (chronō) which (hō) the (ho) lord (kurios) Jesus (Iēsous) entered in (eisēlthen) and (kai) came out (exēlthen) over (eph’) [the sake] of us (hēmas),


1:22 he having caused himself to start (arxamenos) from (apo) the (tou) baptism (baptismatos) of John (iōanou) until (heōs) the (tēs) day (hēmeras) of which (hēs) he was taken up (anelēphthē) from (aph’) us (hēmōn)), [for] one (hena) of these (toutōn) together with (sun) us (hēmin) to cause himself to become (genesthai) a witness (martura) of the (tēs) standing up (anastaseōs) of him (autou) [out of dead ones]!"


(For Jesus causing himself to start his earthly ministry, see Luke 3:23; Acts 1:22, 10:37)


1:23 And (kai) two (duo) stood (estēsan), Joseph (Iōsēph), the one (ton) being called aloud (kaloumenon) Barsabas (Barsabban), who (hos) was called upon aloud (epeklēthē), “Justus” (Ioustos), and (kai) Matthias (Maththian).


1:24 And (kai) they having caused themselves to be well-thankful toward4336 (proseuxamenoi) [God], they enunciated (eipan), “You (su) Lord (kurie), knower of hearts (kardiognōsta) of all (pantōn), appoint up (anadeixon) out (ek) of the (tōn) two (duo) of these (toutōn) which (hon) one (hena) you caused yourself to call out (exelexō)


1:25 to take (labein) the (ton) place (topon) of the (tēs) ministry (diakonias) and (kai) apostleship (apostolēs) of this (tautēs), out (ek) of which (hēs) Judas (Ioudas) stepped aside (parebē) to cause himself to go (poreuthēnai) into (eis) the (ton) place (topon) of the (ton) [parcel] of his own (idion)?”


1:26 And (kai) they gave (edōkan) lots (klērous) to them (autois), and (kai) the (ho) lot (klēros) fell (epesen) upon (epi) Matthias (Maththian), and (kai) he was counted down together (sunkatepsēphisthē) with (meta) the (tōn) eleven (hendeka) apostles (apostolōn).