The former account I made, O a Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
b until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit c had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,
d to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
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It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus.
So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
Who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.
"beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.
And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.
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