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New King James
Acts 1:22

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."

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   Abbott's New Testament;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Barne's Notes;   Box's Commentaries on Selected Books;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Daily Study Bible;   Darby's Synopsis;   Dunagan Commentary;   Expositor's Greek Testament;   Family Bible New Testament;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Godbey's NT Commentary;   Gary Hampton Commentary;   Everett's Study Notes;   Geneva Study Bible;   Alford's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   Gray's Commentary;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   MacLaren's Expositions;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Commentary on Acts;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   People's New Testament;   Benson's Commentary;   Robertson's Word Pictures;   Sermon Bible;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Wesley's Notes;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Apostles;   Baptism;   Jesus Continued;   Joseph;   Judas (Jude);   Matthias;   Minister, Christian;   Peter;   Testimony;   Thompson Chain Reference - Folly;   Fools;   Witnesses;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Apostles, the;   Resurrection of Christ, the;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Apostle;   Barsabas;   Matthias;   Resurrection of Christ;   Witness;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Apostle;   Elder;   Peter;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Apostle;   Christians, Names of;   Holy Spirit, Gifts of;   Leadership;   Mission;   Testimony;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Commentary;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Apostle;   Martyr;   Peter;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Apostle;   Joseph Barsabas;   Matthias;   Pharisees;   Sadducees;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Acts;   Apostles;   Church;   Disciples;   Matthias;   Ordination, Ordain;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Apostles;   Church Government;   Decision;   Mark, Gospel According to;   Peter;   Prayer;   Resurrection;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Acts of the Apostles (2);   Annunciation, the ;   Apostle;   Ascension;   Atonement (2);   Baptism;   Christ, Christology;   Church (2);   Galatians Epistle to the;   Joseph ;   Lots;   Luke, Gospel According to;   New Testament;   Ordination;   Organization (2);   Resurrection of Christ;   Seventy (2);   Witness;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Apostle;   Ordain;   36 Ought Must;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Theophilus;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Apostle;   Chief parables and miracles in the bible;   Matthias;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Apostle;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Matthias;  

Encyclopedias:

- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bishop;   Church;   Church Government;   Decision;   Doctrine;   James;   Joseph Barsabbas;   Matthias;   Ordain;   Peter, Simon;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Apostle;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
From the baptism of John at the outset until the day when He was taken up from among us--one of these men must join with us and become a witness to testify to His resurrection.

The Complete Jewish Bible
from the time Yochanan was immersing people until the day Yeshua was taken up from us - one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection."

American Standard Version
beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection.

Bible in Basic English
Starting from the baptism of John till he went up from us, one will have to be a witness with us of his coming back from death.

English Revised Version
beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection.

Contemporary English Version

English Standard Version
beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us - one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection."

Easy-to-Read Version
So now another man must join us and become a witness of Jesus' resurrection (rising from death). This man must be one of those men who were part of our group during all the time when the Lord Jesus was with us. This man must have been with us from the time John began to baptize people until the day when Jesus was carried up from us into heaven."

The Geneva Bible (1587)
Beginning from the baptisme of Iohn vnto the day that hee was taken vp from vs, must one of them bee made a witnesse with vs of his resurrection.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
Beginning from the baptism of John until the day he ascended from among us, become a partner with us as a witness of his resurrection.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
Begynnyng from the baptisme of Iohn, vnto that same day that he was take vp from vs, must one be ordeyned, to be a witnesse with vs of his resurrection.

Darby's Translation
beginning from the baptism of John until the day in which he was taken up from us, one of these should be a witness with us of his resurrection.

King James Version (1611)
Beginning from the baptisme of Iohn, vnto that same day that he was taken vp from vs, must one be ordained to be a witnesse with vs of his resurrection.

New Revised Standard
beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us - one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beginning from the baptism of John, until the day wherein he was taken up from us, one of these must be made a witness with us of his resurrection.

New Century Version
"So now a man must become a witness with us of Jesus' being raised from the dead. He must be one of the men who were part of our group during all the time the Lord Jesus was among us - from the time John was baptizing people until the day Jesus was taken up from us to heaven."

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
commencing from the baptism of John, unto the day he was taken up from us, should be, with us, a witness of his resurrection.

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
Beginning from the baptism of John, till the day that he was taken up from us, one must be ordained, to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

Good News Translation

Holman Christian Standard
beginning from the baptism of John until the day He was taken up from us -- from among these, it is necessary that one become a witness with us of His resurrection."

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
begynnynge from the baptyme of Ihon, vntyll ye daye that he was take vp from vs) must one be a wytnesse with vs of his resurreccion.

Mace New Testament (1729)
from his baptism by John, to the day of his assumption, we should chuse one to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
beginning from the baptism of John until the day when He was taken from us, one of these to become a witness of His resurrection with us.

New Living Translation
from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us into heaven. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus' resurrection."

New International Version
beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

King James Version
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.

New American Standard Version
beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us--one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."

New Life Version
He must have been with Jesus from the day He was baptized by John to the day He was taken up from us. So one of these should be added to our group who will tell others that he saw Jesus raised from the dead."

Hebrew Names Version
beginning from the immersion of Yochanan, to the day that he was received up from us, of these one must become a witness with us of his resurrection."

International Standard Version
beginning with the baptism of John until the day he was taken up from us, must become a witness with us to his resurrection."

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
which went forth from the baptism of Juhanon until the day that he was taken up from (being) with us, to be with us a witness of his resurrection.

The Emphasised Bible
Beginning from the immersion by John until the day when he was taken up from us, that, a witness of his resurrection along with us, should one of these become.

Revised Standard Version
beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us--one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection."

Tyndale Bible
begynninge at the baptyme of Iohn vnto that same daye that he was taken vp from vs must one be ordeyned to be are witnes with vs of his resurreccion.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection.

The Webster Bible
Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

World English Bible
beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection."

Weymouth New Testament
beginning from His baptism by John down to the day on which He was taken up again from us into Heaven--one should be appointed to become a witness with us as to His resurrection."

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
and bigan fro the baptym of Joon til in to the dai in which he was takun vp fro vs, that oon of these be maad a witnesse of his resurreccioun with vs.

Young's Literal Translation
beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day in which he was received up from us, one of these to become with us a witness of his rising again.'

The Message
from the time Jesus was baptized by John up to the day of his ascension, designated along with us as a witness to his resurrection."

Lexham English Bible
beginning from the baptism of John until the day on which he was taken up from us-one of these men must become a witness of his resurrection together with us."

Contextual Overview

15And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (altogether the number of names was about a hundred and twenty), and said, 16"Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus; 17for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry." 18(Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out. 19And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20"For it is written in the Book of Psalms: "Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it'; and, "Let another take his office.' 21"Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22beginning 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." 23And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24And they prayed and said, "You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

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.
Beginning
13:24,25; Matthew 3:1-17; Mark 1:1,3-8; Luke 3:1-18; John 1:28-51
unto
2,9
witness
8; 4:33; John 15:27; Hebrews 2:3

Cross-References

Genesis 1:13
So the evening and the morning were the third day.

Genesis 1:14
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;

Genesis 1:28
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Genesis 8:17
Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."

Genesis 9:1
So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

Genesis 30:27
And Laban said to him, "Please stay, if I have found favor in your eyes, for I have learned by experience that the LORD has blessed me for your sake."

Genesis 30:30
For what you had before I came was little, and it has increased to a great amount; the LORD has blessed you since my coming. And now, when shall I also provide for my own house?"

Genesis 35:11
Also God said to him: "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.

Leviticus 26:9
"For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.

Job 40:15
"Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; He eats grass like an ox.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

Beginning from the baptism of John,.... Not from the time trial John first administered the ordinance of baptism; for Christ was not so soon made known, or had followers; but from the time of the administration of it by John, to Christ, when he was made known to Israel; and quickly upon this, he called his disciples, and entered on his public ministry: now Peter moves, that one who had been so early a follower of Christ, who had heard his excellent discourses, and seen his miracles, and who had steadfastly and constantly adhered to him, might be chosen in the room of Judas; one whose faith in Christ, love to him, and firmness of mind to abide by him, had been sufficiently tried and proved; who had continued with Christ and his apostles, from the beginning of his ministry, to that time: or as Peter adds,

unto the same day that he was taken up from us; by angels, and received by a cloud, and carried up to heaven; or "he ascended from us", as the Ethiopic version renders it; or "lifted up himself from us", as the Arabic version; for as he raised himself from the dead by his own power, by the same he could raise himself up from earth to heaven; the sense is, to the time of his ascension to heaven, whether by himself, or by the ministry of angels:

must one be ordained; there was a necessity of this, partly on the account of the above prophecy, and partly to keep up the number of the twelve apostles, Christ had thought fit to pitch upon; answering to the twelve tribes of Israel, and to the twelve gates, and twelve foundations of the new Jerusalem: and this choice or ordination was moved to be made, and was made, not by the other eleven apostles, but by the whole company of an hundred and twenty; for these are the persons addressed by the apostle, and to whom he said, as the Arabic version renders it, "one of these men ye must choose": and if the choice and ordination of such an extraordinary officer was made by the whole community, then much more ought the choice and ordination of inferior officers be by them: the end of this choice was,

to be a witness with us of his resurrection; the resurrection of Christ from the dead, which supposes his incarnation and life, and so his obedience, ministry, and miracles in it; and also his sufferings and death, with all the benefits and advantages thereof; and is particularly mentioned, because it not only supposes and includes the above things, but is the principal article, basis, and foundation of the Christian religion; and the sign which Christ gave to the Jews, of the truth of his being the Messiah; and was what the disciples were chosen to be witnesses of; and a principal part of their ministry was to testify it to men: and since this was their work and business, it was necessary that one should be chosen, and joined with them, who had been with them, and with Jesus, from the beginning, to the time of his ascension; and who was an eyewitness of his resurrection, that he might join with the apostles in their testimony.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Beginning from the baptism of John - The words “beginning from” in the original refer to the Lord Jesus. The meaning may be thus expressed, “during all the time in which the Lord Jesus, beginning (his ministry) at the time when he was baptized by John, went in and out among us, until the time when he was taken up,” etc. From those who had during that time been the constant companions of the Lord Jesus must one be taken, who would thus be a witness of his whole ministry.

Must one be ordained - It is fit or proper that one should be ordained. The reason of this was, that Jesus had originally chosen the number twelve for this work, and as one of them had fallen, it was proper that the vacancy should be filled by some person equally qualified for the office. The reason why it was proper that he should be taken from the seventy disciples was, that they had been particularly distinguished by Jesus himself, and had been witnesses of most of his public life, Luke 10:1-16. The word “ordained” with us has a fixed and definite signification. It means to set apart to a sacred office with proper forms and solemnities, commonly by the imposition of hands. But this is not, of necessity, the meaning of this passage. The Greek word usually denoting “ordination” is not used here. The expression is literally, “must one be, or become, γενέσθαι genesthaia witness with us of his resurrection.” The expression does not imply that he must be set apart in any particular manner, but simply that one should be designated or appointed for this specific purpose, to be a witness of the resurrection of Christ.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Beginning from the baptism of John - From the time that Christ was baptized by John in Jordan; for it was at that time that his public ministry properly began.

Must one be ordained - This translation misleads every reader who cannot examine the original text. There is no term for ordained in the Greek: γενεσθαι, to be, is the only word in the verse to which this interpretation can be applied. The New Testament printed at London, by Robert Barker, the king's printer, in 1615, renders this and the preceding verse more faithfully and more clearly than our common version: Wherefore of these men who have companied with us, all the time that the Lord Jesus was conversant among us, beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day he was taken up from us, must one of them Be Made a witness with us of his resurrection. The word ordained would naturally lead most readers to suppose that some ecclesiastical rite was used on the occasion, such as imposition of hands, etc., although nothing of the kind appears to have been employed.


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