1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
1 Primum quidem sermonem feci de omnibus, o Theophile, quæ cœpit Jesus facere et docere
2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
2 usque in diem qua præcipiens Apostolis per Spiritum Sanctum, quos elegit, assumptus est:
3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
3 quibus et præbuit seipsum vivum post passionem suam in multis argumentis, per dies quadraginta apparens eis, et loquens de regno Dei.
4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
4 ¶ Et convescens, præcepit eis ab Jerosolymis ne discederent, sed exspectarent promissionem Patris, quam audistis (inquit) per os meum:
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
5 quia Joannes quidem baptizavit aqua, vos autem baptizabimini Spiritu Sancto non post multos hos dies.
6 When they therefore were come together
ℵ omit, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
6 Igitur qui convenerant, interrogabant eum, dicentes: Domine, si in tempore hoc restitues regnum Israël?
B omithe said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
7 Dixit autem eis: Non est vestrum nosse tempora vel momenta quæ Pater posuit in sua potestate:
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses
ℵBA ⟨my witnesses⟩unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
8 sed accipietis virtutem supervenientis Spiritus Sancti in vos, et eritis mihi testes in Jerusalem, et in omni Judæa, et Samaria, et usque ad ultimum terræ.
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
9 ¶ Et cum hæc dixisset, videntibus illis, elevatus est: et nubes suscepit eum ab oculis eorum.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel
10 Cumque intuerentur in cælum euntem illum, ecce duo viri astiterunt juxta illos in vestibus albis,
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
11 qui et dixerunt: Viri Galilæi, quid statis aspicientes in cælum? Hic Jesus, qui assumptus est a vobis in cælum, sic veniet quemadmodum vidistis eum euntem in cælum.
12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
12 ¶ Tunc reversi sunt Jerosolymam a monte qui vocatur Oliveti, qui est juxta Jerusalem, sabbati habens iter.
13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John
ℵBA ⟨John, and James⟩, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
13 Et cum introissent in cœnaculum, ascenderunt ubi manebant Petrus, et Joannes, Jacobus, et Andreas, Philippus, et Thomas, Bartholomæus, et Matthæus, Jacobus Alphæi, et Simon Zelotes, et Judas Jacobi.
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication
ℵBA omit, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with
ℵA omithis brethren.
14 Hi omnes erant perseverantes unanimiter in oratione cum mulieribus, et Maria matre Jesu, et fratribus ejus.
15 ¶ And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples
ℵBA ⟨brethren⟩, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
15 ¶ In diebus illis, exsurgens Petrus in medio fratrum, dixit (erat autem turba hominum simul, fere centum viginti):
16 Men and brethren, this
ℵBA ⟨the⟩scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
16 Viri fratres, oportet impleri Scripturam quam prædixit Spiritus Sanctus per os David de Juda, qui fuit dux eorum qui comprehenderunt Jesum:
17 For he was numbered with
ℵBA ⟨among⟩us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
17 qui connumeratus erat in nobis, et sortitus est sortem ministerii hujus.
18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all
A omithis bowels gushed out.
18 Et hic quidem possedit agrum de mercede iniquitatis, et suspensus crepuit medius: et diffusa sunt omnia viscera ejus.
19 And it
ℵ ⟨Which also⟩was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper
ℵB omittongue, Aceldama
ℵA ⟨Acheldamach⟩; B ⟨Aceldamach⟩, that is to say, The field of blood.
19 Et notum factum est omnibus habitantibus Jerusalem, ita ut appellaretur ager ille, lingua eorum, Haceldama, hoc est, ager sanguinis.
20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
20 Scriptum est enim in libro Psalmorum: Fiat commoratio eorum deserta, et non sit qui inhabitet in ea: et episcopatum ejus accipiat alter.
21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
21 Oportet ergo ex his viris qui nobiscum sunt congregati in omni tempore quo intravit et exivit inter nos Dominus Jesus,
22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
22 incipiens a baptismate Joannis usque in diem qua assumptus est a nobis, testem resurrectionis ejus nobiscum fieri unum ex istis.
23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas
ℵBA ⟨Barsabbas⟩, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
23 Et statuerunt duos, Joseph, qui vocabatur Barsabas, qui cognominatus est Justus, et Mathiam.
24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
24 Et orantes dixerunt: Tu Domine, qui corda nosti omnium, ostende quem elegeris ex his duobus unum,
25 That he may take part
BA ⟨the place⟩of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own
A ⟨his just⟩place.
25 accipere locum ministerii hujus et apostolatus, de quo prævaricatus est Judas ut abiret in locum suum.
26 And they gave forth their lots
ℵBA ⟨lots unto them⟩; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
26 Et dederunt sortes eis, et cecidit sors super Mathiam: et annumeratus est cum undecim Apostolis.
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