The Holy Ghost Baptism - Acts 1

Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of  all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 

Acts 1:2 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: 

Acts 1:3 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: 

Acts 1:4 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. 

Acts 1:5 For John truly  baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy  Ghost not many days hence. 

Acts 1:6 When they therefore  were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt  thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 

Acts 1:7  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times  or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.  

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost  is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in  Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the  uttermost part of the earth. 

Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken  these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a  cloud received him out of their sight. 

Acts 1:10 And while they  looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two  men stood by them in white apparel; 


Acts 1:11 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. 

Acts 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem  from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a  sabbath day’s journey. 

Acts 1:13 And when they were come  in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both  Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and  Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of  Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of  James. 

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in  prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the  mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.  

Acts 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of  the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were  about an hundred and twenty,) 

Acts 1:16 Men and brethren,  this 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. 

Acts 1:17 For  he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this  ministry. 

Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the  reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in  the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 

Acts 1:19 And it was  known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that  field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to  say, The field of blood. 

Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book  of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man  dwell therein: and his bishopric let another take. 

Acts 1:21  Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all  the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,  

Acts 1:22 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. 

Acts 1:23 And they  appointed two, Joseph called Barnabas, who was surnamed  Justus, and Matthias. 

Acts 1:24 And they prayed, and said,  Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew  whether of these two thou hast chosen, 

Acts 1:25 That he may  take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas  by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.  

Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon  Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.  KJV