The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning all that Yahshua began both to do and to teach, 2 until the day in which he was received up, after that he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 to whom he also showed himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them by the space of forty days, and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of Yahweh: 4 and, being assembled together with them, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, you heard from me: 5 for John indeed baptized with water; but you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit after not many days.
6 They therefore, when they had come together, asked him, saying, Rabbi, do you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said to them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father has set within his own authority. 8 But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest part of the earth. 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they were looking steadfastly into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 who also said, You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Yahshua, who was received up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you beheld him going into heaven.
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near unto Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey off. 13 And when they had come in, they went up into the upper chamber, where they were remaining; both Peter and John and Jacob and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, Jacob the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judah the son of Jacob. 14 These all with one accord continued steadfastly in prayer, with the women, and Miriam the mother of Yahshua, and with his brethren.
15 And in these days Peter stood up in the middle of the brethren, and said (and there was a multitude of persons gathered together, about a hundred and twenty), 16 Brethren, it was needful that the Scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judah, who was guide to them that took Yahshua. 17 For he was numbered among us, and received his portion in this ministry. 18 (Now this man obtained a field with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst in the middle, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem; so that in their language that field was called Akeldama, that is, The field of blood.) 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms,
Let his habitation be made desolate,
And let no man dwell in it: and,
His over-seership let another take.
21 Of the men therefore that have companied with us all the time that the Sovereign Yahshua went in and went out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, You, Sovereign, who know the hearts of all men, show of these two the one whom you have chosen, 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judah fell away, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave lots for them; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
And when the day of Pentecost was now come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues dividing apart, like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speaking in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed and marveled, saying, Behold, are not all these that speak Galileans? 8 And how hear we, every man in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, 10 in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our languages the mighty works of Elohim. 12 And they were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, What does this mean? 13 But others mocking said, They are filled with new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke forth to them, saying, You men of Judea, and all you that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these are not drunken, as you suppose; seeing it is but the third hour of the day; 16 but this is that which has been spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 And it shall be in the last days, says Yahweh,
I will pour forth of 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:
18 Yes and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days will I pour forth
of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heaven above,
And signs on the earth beneath;
Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the day of Yahweh come,
That great and notable day:
21 And it shall be, that whoever shall call on the name of Yahweh shall be saved.
22 You men of Israel, hear these words: Yahshua of Nazareth, a man approved of Elohim to you by mighty works and wonders and signs which Elohim did by him in the middle of you, even as you yourselves know; 23 him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of Elohim, you by the hand of lawless men did impale and kill: 24 whom Yahweh raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it. 25 For David says concerning him,
I beheld Yahweh always before my face;
For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
Moreover my flesh also shall tabernacle in hope:
27 Because you will not leave my soul to the grave,
Neither will you give your Holy One to see corruption.
28 You made known to me the ways of life;
You shall make me full of gladness with your countenance.
29 Brethren, I may say to you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that Yahweh had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins he would set one upon his throne; 31 he foreseeing this spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that neither was he left to the grave, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Yahshua did Yahweh raise up, of which we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore by the right hand of Yahweh exalted and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this, which you see and hear. 34 For David ascended not into the heavens: but he says himself,
Yahweh said to my Sovereign, Sit you on my right hand.
35 Till I make your enemies the footstool of your feet.
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that Yahweh has made him both King and the Messiah, this Yahshua whom you impaled.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do? 38 And Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yahshua the Messiah to the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as Yahweh our Elohim shall call to him. 40 And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation. 41 They then that received his word were baptized: and there were added unto them in that day about three thousand souls. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching and partnership, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles in Jerusalem; and great fear was upon all. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need. 46 And day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 praising Yahweh, and having favor with all the people. And Yahweh added to them day by day those that were saved.
Now Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man that was lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3 who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked to receive an alms. 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, with John, said, Look on us. 5 And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but what I have, that give I you. In the name of Yahshua the Messiah of Nazareth, walk. 7 And he took him by the right hand, and raised him up: and immediately his feet and his ankle-bones received strength. 8 And leaping up, he stood, and began to walk; and he entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising Yahweh. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising Yahweh: 10 and they took knowledge of him, that it was he that sat for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him.
11 And as he held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering. 12 And when Peter saw it, he answered to the people, You men of Israel, why marvel you at this man? Or why fasten you your eyes on us, as though by our own power or righteousness we had made him to walk? 13 The Elohim of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the Elohim of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Yahshua; whom you delivered up, and denied before the face of Pilate, when he had determined to release him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and killed the Prince of life; whom Yahweh raised from the dead; of which we are witnesses. 16 And by faith in his name has his name made this man strong, whom you behold and know: yes, the faith which is through him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 17 And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers. 18 But the things which Yahweh fore-showed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Messiah should suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of Yahweh; 20 and that he may send the Messiah who has been appointed for you, even Yahshua: 21 whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, of which Yahweh spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets that have been from of old. 22 Moses indeed said, A prophet shall Yahweh Elohim raise up to you from among your brethren, like to me; to him shall you listen in all things whatever he shall speak to you. 23 And it shall be, that every soul that shall not listen to that prophet, shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. 24 Yes and all the prophets from Samuel and them that followed after, as many as have spoken, they also told of these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which Yahweh made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, And in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 26 To you first Yahweh, having raised up his Servant, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.
And as they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 being severely troubled because they taught the people, and proclaimed in Yahshua the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in ward to the next day: for it was now evening. 4 But many of them that heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
5 And it came to pass on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem; 6 and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest. 7 And when they had set them in the middle, they inquired, By what power, or in what name, have you done this? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders, 9 if we this day are examined concerning a good deed done to an impotent man, by what means this man is made whole; 10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Yahshua the Messiah of Nazareth, whom you impaled, whom Yahweh raised from the dead, even in this name does this man stand here before you whole. 11 He is the stone which was rejected of you the builders, which was made the head of the comer. 12 And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, in which we must be saved.
13 Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Yahshua. 14 And seeing the man that was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle has been worked through them, is manifest to all that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak no more to any man in this name. 18 And they called them, and charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Yahshua. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of Yahweh to listen to you rather than to Yahweh, you judge: 20 for we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard. 21 And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified Yahweh for that which was done. 22 For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was worked.
23 And being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And they, when they heard it, lifted up their voice to Elohim with one accord, and said, O Yahweh, you that did make the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is: 25 who by the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David your servant, did say,
Why did the Gentiles rage,
And the peoples imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth set themselves in array,
And the rulers were gathered together,
Against Yahweh, and against his Anointed:
27 for of a truth in this city against your holy Servant Yahshua, whom you did anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together, 28 to do whatever your hand and your counsel foreordained to come to pass. 29 And now, Yahweh, look upon their threatenings: and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Servant Yahshua. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken in which they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of Yahweh with boldness.
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and not one of them said that anything of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave their witness of the resurrection of the Sovereign Yahshua: and great grace was upon them all. 34 For neither was there among them any that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made to each, according as any one had need.
36 And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of exhortation), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race, 37 having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.