1 The indeed first account I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, which began the Jesus to do and also to teach,
2 even to which day, having given charge to the apostles, through spirit holy whom he chose, he was taken up.
3 To whom also he presented himself living after the to suffer him, in many clear proofs, through days forty being seen by them, and saying the things concerning the kingdom of the God.
4 And assembling them he command them, from Jerusalem not to depart, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me;
5 that John indeed dipped in water, you but shall be dipped in spirit holy, not after many these days.
6 They indeed therefore having come together, asked him; saying: O lord, if in the time this thou restorest the kingdom to the Israel?
7 He said and to them: Not for you it is to know times or seasons, which the Father placed in the own authority.
8 But you shall receive power having come the holy spirit upon you; and you shall be to me witnesses in both Jerusalem, and in all the Judea and in Samaria, and even to farthest part of the land.
9 And these things having said, beholding of them he was lifted up; and a cloud withdrew him from the eyes of them.
10 And as fixedly gazing they were into the heaven, going away of him, and lo, men two were standing by them in raiment white,
11 they and said: Men of Galilee, why stand you looking into the heaven? this the Jesus, he being taken up from you into the heaven, thus will come, which manner you saw him going into the heaven.
12 Then they returned into Jerusalem from a mountain that being called of olivetrees, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath being distant journey.
13 And when they came into, they went up into the upper room, where were remaining, the, both Peter and James, and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus also Simon the zealot and Judas of James.
14 These all were being constantly engaged with one mind in the prayer, with women, and Mary the mother of the Jesus, and with the brothers of him.
15 And in the days these having stood up Peter in middle of the disciples, he said: (was and a crowd of names, in the same about a hundred twenty;)
16 Men brethren, it was necessary to be fulfilled the writing this, which spoke before the spirit the holy through mouth of David, about Judas that having become a guide to those having seized the Jesus;
17 because having been numbered he was among us, and obtained the lot of the service this.
18 This indeed therefore bought a field out of a reward of the wickedness; and headforemost having fallen, he burst in middle, and were poured out all the bowels of him;
19 and known became to all those dwelling in Jerusalem, so as to be called the field that in the own language of them, Aceldama, this is, a field of blood.
20 It is written for in book of psalms: Let be the dwelling of him desolate, and not let be the dwelling in her; and, The charge of him let take another.
21 It is necessary therefore of those having associated with us men in all time, in which went in and went out among us the Lord Jesus,
22 beginning from the dipping of John to the day which he was taken up from us, a witness of the resurrection of him to become with us one of these.
23 And they set forth two, Joseph that being call Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
24 And praying they said: Thou, O Lord, heartknower of all, show which thou didst select out of these the two one,
25 to take the lot of the service this and apostleship, from which stepped aside Judas, to go into the place the own.
26 And they gave lots of them; and fell the lot on Matthias, and he was counted with the eleven apostles.