Modern Literal Version
Modern Literal Version
[ Acts 1]

     {Events from 30-63 AD are recorded including all the examples of Christian conversions. Tiberius Caesar, Emperor, 14-37 AD. Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea. Herod Antipas, governor of Galilee.}

     1:1 O Theophilus, I indeed made* the first account concerning all that Jesus began both to do* and to teach, 1:2 till the day in which he was received up, having commanded through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

     {Luk 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8 & 1Co 15:7 Jerusalem.}

     1:3The apostles to whom, he also presented himself as living in many definite-proofs after he suffered on the cross, being seen by them throughout forty days and saying the things concerning the kingdom of God. 1:4 And, assembling together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to remain until the promise of the Father, Which, (he said)You*have heard from me;1:5because John indeed immersed* in water, but you* will be immersed* in the Holy Spirit after not these many days {i.e. a few days}.

     {May 18, 30AD Mount of Olives.}

     1:6 Therefore indeed, after they came together, they asked him, saying, Lord, should you not be restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?

     1:7 Now he said to them, It is not yours* to know times or seasons, which the Father placed in his own authority.1:8 But you* will be receiving power after the Holy Spirit has come upon you*, you*will be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the outermost partsof the earth.

     {Mar 16:19-20 & Luk 24:50-53 & Acts 1:9-12 Olivet, between Jerusalem and Bethany.}

     1:9 And having said these things, and while looking at him, he was lifted up, and a cloud received him away from their staring eyes. 1:10 And as they were staring while he is traveling on into heaven. And behold, two men stood beside them in white apparel; 1:11 who also said, Men, Galileans! Why are you* standing here, looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was received up from you* into heaven will be coming back thus in the manner you* saw him traveling on into heaven. {Acts 1:11 & Mat 24:27, 24:29-31 & Mar 13:24-37 & Luk 21:25-28 & 1Th 4:13-17 & 2Th 1:7-9 & 1Co 15:51-15:58 & Rev 1:7 Second Coming.}

     1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olives, which is near Jerusalem, holding a Sabbath's journey {i.e. less than a mile, what was permitted to travel on the Sabbath}. 1:13And when they entered, they went-up into the upstairs-room; where they were remaining: both 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 {Or: brother. See Jude.}. 1:14 All thesemen together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus and together with his brethren were persevering, united in prayer and supplication.

     1:15 And Peter stood up in these days in the midst of the disciples (and a crowd of names {i.e. people} were in the same place, approximately a hundred and twenty) and said, 1:16 Men, brethren, it was essential that this Scripture might be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit said beforehand throughthe mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who took Jesus, 1:17 because he was being numbered together with us and was allotted his inheritance in this service.

     {Mat 27:3-10 & Acts 1:18-19.}

     1:18 (Therefore indeed, this one procured a parcel of ground from the reward of hisunrighteousness, and he happened to fall-flat and ruptured in the middle and all his bowels were poured out. 1:19 And it became known to all those who are dwelling in Jerusalem; so-then in their own language this place was called Akeldama, that is, The Place of Blood.) 1:20 For* it has been written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his habitation become desolate and do not let there be one dwelling in it' {Psa 69:25} and, 'Let a different one take his overseership.' {Psa 109:8}1:21 Therefore, it is essential of those men who went together with us all the time in which the Lord Jesus enteredin and went out among us, 1:22 having begun from the immersion* of John, to the day from which he was received up from us, it is essential one of these is to become a witness together with us of his resurrection. 1:23 And they stood up two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus and Matthias. 1:24 And having prayed, they said, You Lord, knower of the hearts of all, show which one out of these two you have chosen for yourself 1:25 to receive the inheritance of this service and apostleship from which Judas transgressed, so as to travel on to his own place. 1:26 And they gavethem their lots and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was enumerated together with the eleven apostles.


Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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