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Acts 1

Introduction

Overview

Acts 1:1, Christ, preparing his apostles to the beholding of his ascension, gathers them together unto the mount Olivet, commands them to expect in Jerusalem the sending down of the Holy Ghost, promises after a few days to send it, and ascends into heaven in their sight; Acts 1:10, After his ascension they are warned by two angels to depart, and to set their minds upon his second coming; Acts 1:12, They accordingly return, and, giving themselves to prayer, choose Matthias apostle in the place of Judas.

Verse 1

former: Luke 1:24

O Theophilus: Luke 1:3

of: Acts 2:22, Matthew 4:23, Matthew 4:24, Matthew 11:5, Luke 7:21-Isaiah :, Luke 24:19, John 10:32-Zechariah :, John 18:19-Ecclesiastes :, 1 Peter 2:21-Isaiah :

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 17:7 - to teach Ezra 7:10 - and to teach Matthew 5:19 - do Mark 1:1 - beginning Mark 6:30 - both Luke 1:1 - those Luke 14:22 - it is 1 Timothy 3:16 - received

Verse 2

the day: Acts 1:9, Mark 16:19, Luke 9:51, Luke 24:51, John 6:62, John 13:1, John 13:3, John 16:28, John 17:13, John 20:17, Ephesians 4:8-2 Samuel :, 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 6:19, Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 9:24, 1 Peter 3:22

through: Acts 10:38, Isaiah 11:2, Isaiah 11:3, Isaiah 42:1, Isaiah 48:16, Isaiah 59:20, Isaiah 59:21, Isaiah 61:1, Matthew 3:16, Matthew 12:28, John 1:16, John 3:34, Revelation 1:1, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 2:11, Revelation 2:17, Revelation 2:29, Revelation 3:16, Revelation 3:13, Revelation 3:22

given: Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15-Psalms :, Luke 24:45-Ephesians :

the apostles: Acts 1:13, Acts 10:40-Luke :, Matthew 10:1-Numbers :, Mark 3:14-Psalms :, Luke 6:13-Nehemiah :, John 6:70, John 13:18, John 20:21, Galatians 1:1, Ephesians 2:20, 2 Peter 3:2, Revelation 21:14

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:5 - even him 2 Kings 2:5 - thy master 1 Chronicles 22:6 - charged him Psalms 68:18 - ascended Matthew 11:1 - commanding Matthew 24:14 - shall be Mark 1:1 - beginning Luke 4:1 - full John 14:26 - Holy Ghost Acts 1:22 - unto Acts 10:41 - Not 1 Corinthians 1:1 - an 1 Corinthians 15:5 - then 1 Corinthians 15:7 - then 1 Timothy 3:15 - know Hebrews 9:14 - who

Verse 3

he showed: Acts 13:31, Matthew 28:9, Matthew 28:16, Mark 16:10-2 Chronicles :, Luke 24:1-2 Thessalonians :, John 20:1 - John 21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:5-Judges :, 1 John 1:1

forty: Deuteronomy 9:9, Deuteronomy 9:18, 1 Kings 19:8, Matthew 4:2

speaking: Acts 28:31, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 2:45, Matthew 3:2, Matthew 21:43, Luke 17:20, Luke 17:21, Luke 24:44-Ephesians :, Romans 14:17, Colossians 1:13, 1 Thessalonians 2:12

Reciprocal: Mark 16:19 - after Luke 1:2 - which Luke 24:39 - my hands John 14:30 - I John 16:12 - yet John 16:16 - a little while Acts 8:12 - concerning Acts 10:41 - Not Acts 19:8 - disputing 1 Corinthians 15:4 - he rose

Verse 4

being assembled together: or, eating together, Acts 10:41, Luke 24:41-John :

commanded: Luke 24:49

the promise: Acts 2:33, Matthew 10:20, Luke 11:13, Luke 12:12, John 7:39, John 14:16, John 14:26-Hosea :, John 15:26, John 16:7-Ezra :, John 20:22

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:22 - abode Psalms 68:18 - received Isaiah 26:8 - we Acts 17:3 - whom I preach Galatians 3:14 - might Ephesians 1:13 - holy Revelation 22:1 - proceeding

Verse 5

John: Acts 11:15, Acts 19:4, Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16, John 1:31, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Titus 3:5

but: Acts 2:1-Numbers :, Acts 2:16-Ecclesiastes :, Acts 10:45, Acts 11:15, Joel 2:28-Jonah :, Joel 3:18

Reciprocal: Psalms 47:5 - God Matthew 3:6 - were Matthew 3:14 - I have Mark 1:8 - he shall John 1:26 - I John 1:33 - the same John 16:7 - but Acts 2:4 - filled Acts 11:16 - how Galatians 3:14 - might Revelation 22:1 - proceeding

Verse 6

Lord: Matthew 24:3, John 21:21

restore: Genesis 49:10, Isaiah 1:26, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 23:5, Jeremiah 23:6, Jeremiah 33:15-Esther :, Jeremiah 33:26, Ezekiel 37:24-Daniel :, Daniel 7:27, Hosea 3:4, Joel 3:16-Ecclesiastes :, Amos 9:11, Obadiah 1:17-Ecclesiastes :, Micah 5:2, Zephaniah 3:15-Esther :, Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 20:21, Luke 22:29

Reciprocal: Mark 9:1 - the kingdom Mark 13:4 - General Luke 17:20 - when the Luke 19:11 - they thought Luke 21:7 - when Luke 24:21 - General Acts 3:19 - when

Verse 7

It: Acts 17:26, Deuteronomy 29:29, Daniel 2:21, Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:32, Luke 21:24, Ephesians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 1 Timothy 6:15, 2 Timothy 3:1

which: Matthew 20:23, Mark 10:40

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:21 - at Exodus 12:41 - selfsame Joshua 6:10 - until the day Job 14:13 - appoint me Job 24:1 - seeing Job 33:13 - giveth not account Psalms 31:15 - My times Psalms 75:2 - receive the congregation Psalms 102:13 - the set Ecclesiastes 3:17 - for Isaiah 40:2 - warfare Daniel 11:27 - yet Daniel 12:8 - but Habakkuk 2:3 - the vision Zechariah 14:7 - which Mark 9:1 - the kingdom Mark 13:4 - General Luke 13:23 - And Luke 17:20 - when the Luke 21:7 - when John 7:6 - My time John 21:21 - Lord Galatians 4:4 - the fulness

Verse 8

ye shall: Acts 2:1-Numbers :, Acts 6:8, Acts 8:19, Micah 3:8, Zechariah 4:6, Luke 10:19, Revelation 11:3-Joshua :

power: etc. or, the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, Luke 1:35, Luke 24:29, Romans 15:19

and ye: Acts 1:22, Acts 2:32, Acts 3:15, Acts 4:33, Acts 5:32, Acts 10:39-Mark :, Acts 13:31, Acts 22:15, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:46-Ephesians :, John 15:27

in Samaria: Acts 8:5-Lamentations :

unto: Psalms 22:27, Psalms 98:3, Isaiah 42:10, Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 52:10, Isaiah 66:19, Jeremiah 16:19, Matthew 24:14, Romans 10:18, Romans 15:19

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 2:9 - Ask what 2 Kings 2:15 - The spirit Psalms 110:3 - day Proverbs 8:1 - General Isaiah 2:3 - for out Isaiah 43:10 - my witnesses Isaiah 44:8 - ye are Isaiah 48:6 - and will Ezekiel 3:4 - General Amos 7:15 - Go Micah 4:2 - for Matthew 10:1 - he gave Matthew 10:5 - of the Samaritans Matthew 10:26 - for Matthew 13:37 - is Matthew 22:4 - other Matthew 23:34 - I send Mark 3:14 - and Luke 1:2 - which Luke 9:1 - gave Luke 11:49 - I will Luke 13:23 - And Luke 17:16 - and he Luke 24:48 - General Luke 24:49 - but John 4:9 - for John 4:41 - many John 14:26 - Holy Ghost John 15:16 - ordained John 20:21 - as Acts 3:26 - first Acts 4:18 - not to speak Acts 4:20 - the things Acts 8:25 - when they had Acts 9:32 - as Acts 10:42 - he commanded Acts 13:47 - so 1 Corinthians 12:10 - the working Galatians 2:8 - he Colossians 1:11 - his 2 Timothy 1:7 - but 1 Peter 5:1 - and a

Verse 9

when: Acts 1:2, Psalms 68:18, Mark 16:19, Luke 24:50, Luke 24:51, John 6:62, Ephesians 4:8-2 Kings :

a cloud: Exodus 19:9, Exodus 34:5, Isaiah 19:1, Daniel 7:13, Luke 21:27, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 11:12, Revelation 14:4

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:7 - the hill 2 Kings 2:1 - take up 2 Kings 2:10 - if thou see 2 Kings 2:12 - he saw him Matthew 9:15 - when Matthew 17:5 - behold Mark 2:20 - be taken Mark 9:7 - a cloud Mark 14:62 - the Son Luke 5:35 - when Luke 9:51 - that Luke 19:12 - a far John 12:8 - but John 16:28 - I leave John 17:11 - I am Acts 1:22 - unto Ephesians 4:10 - ascended 1 Thessalonians 4:17 - in the Hebrews 9:24 - but

Verse 10

while: 2 Kings 2:11, 2 Kings 2:12

two: Acts 10:3, Acts 10:30, Daniel 7:9, Matthew 17:2, Matthew 28:3, Mark 16:5, Luke 24:4, John 20:12, Revelation 3:4, Revelation 7:14

Reciprocal: Joshua 5:13 - a man 2 Kings 2:10 - if thou see Matthew 9:15 - when Mark 16:19 - he was Luke 19:12 - a far John 1:51 - and the Acts 7:55 - looked 1 Timothy 3:16 - seen Revelation 19:8 - white

Verse 11

Ye men: Acts 2:7, Acts 13:31, Mark 14:70

why: Acts 3:12, Luke 24:5

shall: Daniel 7:13, Daniel 7:14, Matthew 24:30, Matthew 25:31, Mark 13:26, Luke 21:27, John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-2 Samuel :, Revelation 1:7

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 2:5 - thy master Zechariah 14:4 - his feet Matthew 26:64 - Hereafter Mark 16:19 - he was Luke 19:12 - and John 1:51 - and the Acts 3:21 - the heaven Acts 7:55 - looked 1 Corinthians 11:26 - till Galatians 4:25 - Arabia Ephesians 4:10 - ascended Philippians 3:20 - from 1 Timothy 3:16 - seen Hebrews 4:14 - that is Hebrews 9:28 - he appear 1 Peter 3:22 - is gone

Verse 12

from: Zechariah 14:4, Matthew 21:1, Matthew 24:3, Matthew 26:30, Luke 21:37, Luke 24:52

a sabbath: Luke 24:50, John 11:18

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:29 - General 2 Samuel 15:30 - the ascent 1 Kings 11:7 - the hill Matthew 24:20 - neither Mark 11:1 - at the Luke 19:29 - Bethany

Verse 13

an: Acts 9:37-Malachi :, Acts 20:8, Mark 14:15, Luke 22:12

Peter: Acts 2:14, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:1-2 Samuel :, Acts 4:13, Acts 4:19, Acts 8:14-Lamentations :, Acts 9:32-John :, Acts 10:9-Micah :, Acts 12:2, Acts 12:3, Acts 15:7-1 Kings :, Matthew 4:18-Song of Solomon :, Matthew 10:2-Numbers :, Mark 3:16-Job :, Mark 5:37, Mark 9:2, Mark 14:33, Luke 6:13-Nehemiah :, John 1:40-Luke :, John 13:23-Lamentations :, John 18:17, John 18:25-Daniel :, John 21:15-Jeremiah :, 1 John 1:1 - 1 John 5:21, 2 John 1:1-1 Chronicles :, 3 John 1:1-2 Chronicles :, Revelation 1:1-Leviticus :

Philip: John 1:43-1 Corinthians :, John 6:5-Judges :, John 12:21, John 12:22, John 14:8, John 14:9

Thomas: John 11:16, John 20:26-Joel :, John 21:2

Matthew: Matthew 9:9, Mark 2:14, Luke 5:27-Joel :, Levi

James: Acts 12:17, Acts 15:13, 1 Corinthians 15:7, Galatians 1:19, Galatians 2:9, James 1:1

Alphaeus: Mark 2:14, Mark 3:18

Simon: Matthew 10:4, Mark 3:18, Canaanite, Luke 6:15

Judas: Matthew 10:3, Lebbaeus whose surname was Thaddaeus, Mark 3:18, Thaddaeus, Jude 1:1

Reciprocal: Malachi 3:16 - spake Matthew 28:16 - the eleven Mark 1:16 - Simon Mark 1:19 - James Mark 6:3 - Simon Luke 6:14 - Simon John 1:44 - Philip John 2:12 - and his brethren John 14:22 - Judas Acts 1:2 - the apostles Acts 2:46 - from house to house Acts 4:23 - they 1 Thessalonians 1:7 - in Hebrews 10:25 - forsaking

Verse 14

all: Acts 2:1, Acts 2:42, Acts 2:46, Acts 4:24-Obadiah :, Acts 6:4, Matthew 18:19, Matthew 18:20, Matthew 21:22, Luke 11:13, Luke 18:1, Luke 24:53, Ephesians 6:18

with the: Matthew 27:55, Mark 15:40, Mark 16:1, Luke 8:2, Luke 8:3, Luke 23:49, Luke 23:55, Luke 24:10, John 19:25

Mary: John 19:25, John 19:26

with his: Matthew 13:55, Matthew 13:56, Mark 3:31-Habakkuk :

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:8 - speak Matthew 12:46 - his Luke 8:20 - thy brethren John 2:12 - and his brethren Acts 4:23 - they Acts 4:32 - the multitude Acts 5:12 - they Acts 15:25 - being Romans 12:12 - continuing 1 Corinthians 9:5 - the brethren 1 Corinthians 14:13 - pray Philippians 2:2 - one accord Hebrews 10:25 - forsaking 1 Peter 3:5 - the holy

Verse 15

Peter: Psalms 32:5, Psalms 32:6, Psalms 51:9-1 Chronicles :, Luke 22:32, John 21:15-Esther :, the names, Revelation 3:4, Revelation 11:13,*Gr.

an: Acts 21:20,*Gr: Matthew 13:31, John 14:12, 1 Corinthians 15:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 72:16 - There Isaiah 45:2 - make Matthew 13:32 - the least Acts 2:3 - sat Acts 2:41 - added

Verse 16

Men: Acts 2:29, Acts 2:37, Acts 7:2, Acts 13:15, Acts 13:26, Acts 13:38, Acts 15:7, Acts 15:13, Acts 22:1, Acts 23:1, Acts 23:6, Acts 28:17

this: Acts 2:23, Acts 13:27-Joel :, Matthew 26:54, Matthew 26:56, John 10:35, John 12:38-Matthew :, John 19:28-Amos :, John 19:36

which the: Acts 2:30, Acts 2:31, Acts 4:25-Hosea :, Acts 28:25, 2 Samuel 23:2, Mark 12:36, Hebrews 3:7, Hebrews 3:8, 1 Peter 1:11, 2 Peter 2:21

spake: Psalms 41:9, Psalms 55:12-Ezra :, Matthew 26:47, John 13:18, John 18:2-Ruth :

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 15:12 - And so Psalms 101:7 - He that worketh Psalms 109:8 - another Matthew 2:15 - that Matthew 10:4 - and Matthew 18:7 - for Matthew 22:43 - General Matthew 26:24 - but Mark 3:19 - Judas Mark 14:21 - but Mark 14:43 - while Luke 6:16 - Judas Iscariot Luke 22:22 - but Luke 22:47 - Judas John 6:71 - for John 13:21 - one John 17:12 - that John 18:3 - Judas Acts 1:25 - from Acts 2:24 - because Galatians 1:1 - neither 1 Timothy 5:24 - General 1 Timothy 6:10 - the love 2 Timothy 3:16 - All James 2:23 - the scripture 1 Peter 2:6 - it 2 Peter 1:21 - by the Holy

Verse 17

he: Matthew 10:4, Mark 3:19, Luke 6:16, Luke 22:47, John 6:70, John 6:71, John 17:12

this: Acts 1:25, Acts 12:25, Acts 20:24, Acts 21:19, 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2 Corinthians 5:18, Ephesians 4:11, Ephesians 4:12

Reciprocal: Habakkuk 2:9 - that coveteth an evil covetousness John 13:21 - one Acts 26:16 - a minister Colossians 1:23 - whereof Colossians 4:17 - the ministry

Verse 18

this: Matthew 27:3-2 Samuel :

with: Numbers 22:7, Numbers 22:17, Joshua 7:21-Ezekiel :, 2 Kings 5:20-Daniel :, Job 20:12-Ezra :, Matthew 25:15, 2 Peter 2:15, 2 Peter 2:16

and falling: Psalms 55:15, Psalms 55:23, Matthew 27:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:35 - General Deuteronomy 27:25 - General 2 Samuel 18:18 - Absalom's place 2 Samuel 20:10 - and shed 1 Chronicles 10:4 - Saul took 2 Chronicles 21:15 - thy bowels fall Psalms 70:3 - back Psalms 109:18 - so let Proverbs 29:1 - General Zechariah 11:13 - Cast Matthew 18:7 - but Matthew 26:15 - thirty Luke 9:25 - what Luke 14:30 - General Luke 16:15 - God Luke 22:5 - and covenanted Acts 8:20 - Thy

Verse 19

it: Acts 2:22, Matthew 28:15

Aceldama: 2 Samuel 2:16, *marg.

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 18:18 - Absalom's place 2 Samuel 20:10 - and shed 2 Chronicles 20:26 - the name Zechariah 11:13 - Cast Matthew 27:5 - and departed Matthew 27:8 - that Luke 14:30 - General 1 Timothy 3:16 - received

Verse 20

in: Acts 13:33, Luke 20:42, Luke 24:44

Let his: Psalms 69:25, Psalms 109:9-Ezra :, Zechariah 5:3, Zechariah 5:4

his: Acts 1:25, Psalms 109:8

bishopric: or, office, or charge

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:42 - General 1 Kings 2:35 - Zadok Job 5:3 - cursed Luke 19:26 - and from Philippians 1:1 - the bishops 1 Thessalonians 5:9 - not 1 Timothy 3:1 - the office

Verse 21

these: Luke 10:1, Luke 10:2, John 15:27

went: Numbers 27:17, Deuteronomy 31:2, 2 Samuel 5:2, 1 Kings 3:7, John 10:1-1 Samuel :

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:13 - Take Zechariah 11:11 - that waited Luke 1:2 - which Acts 6:3 - look Acts 9:28 - coming

Verse 22

Beginning: Acts 13:24, Acts 13:25, Matthew 3:1-Esther :, Mark 1:1, Mark 1:3-Ruth :, Luke 3:1-Job :, John 1:28-Colossians :

unto: Acts 1:2, Acts 1:9

witness: Acts 1:8, Acts 4:33, John 15:27, Hebrews 2:3

Reciprocal: Zechariah 11:11 - that waited Luke 1:2 - which Luke 24:48 - General John 12:17 - bare Acts 2:32 - whereof Acts 3:15 - whereof Acts 4:20 - the things Acts 10:37 - after Acts 10:39 - we are Acts 10:41 - Not Acts 13:31 - who Acts 14:23 - they had Acts 22:15 - thou shalt Acts 25:19 - which 1 Peter 5:1 - and a 1 John 1:2 - and bear

Verse 23

Barsabas: Acts 15:22

Reciprocal: Leviticus 16:8 - cast lots Jonah 1:7 - and let Acts 1:26 - Matthias

Verse 24

they: Acts 13:2, Acts 13:3, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6, Luke 6:12, Luke 6:13

Lord: Acts 15:8, Numbers 27:16, 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Kings 8:39, 1 Chronicles 28:9, 1 Chronicles 29:17, Psalms 7:9, Psalms 44:21, Proverbs 15:11, Jeremiah 11:20, Jeremiah 17:10, Jeremiah 20:12, John 2:24, John 2:25, John 21:17, Hebrews 4:13, Revelation 2:23

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:5 - even him Joshua 7:14 - the tribe Joshua 18:8 - that I may here Joshua 22:22 - he knoweth 1 Samuel 10:20 - caused 1 Samuel 14:41 - Give a perfect lot Nehemiah 11:1 - cast lots Mark 3:14 - he ordained Mark 11:3 - and straightway John 15:16 - have not Acts 6:6 - when Acts 15:7 - God Romans 8:27 - And he

Verse 25

he may: Acts 1:17, Acts 1:20

from: Acts 1:16-Ecclesiastes :, Psalms 109:7, Matthew 27:3-Deuteronomy :

by: 1 Chronicles 10:13, 1 Chronicles 10:14, 2 Peter 2:3-Joshua :, Jude 1:6, Jude 1:7

go: Matthew 25:41, Matthew 25:46, Matthew 26:24, John 6:70, John 6:71, John 13:27, John 17:12

Reciprocal: Job 20:11 - which shall lie Job 36:20 - cut Job 40:12 - in Psalms 55:15 - them Psalms 63:9 - go Psalms 101:7 - He that worketh Psalms 109:18 - so let Proverbs 29:1 - General Ecclesiastes 3:21 - knoweth Matthew 10:4 - and Mark 3:14 - he ordained Mark 14:21 - but Luke 6:16 - Judas Iscariot Luke 9:25 - what Luke 22:28 - General Acts 26:16 - a minister Romans 1:5 - apostleship 1 Corinthians 1:1 - an 1 Corinthians 9:27 - a castaway 2 Corinthians 2:11 - General Ephesians 4:12 - the work Colossians 1:23 - whereof 1 Thessalonians 5:9 - not Revelation 12:8 - their

Verse 26

they: Acts 13:19, Leviticus 16:8, Joshua 18:10, 1 Samuel 14:41, 1 Samuel 14:42, 1 Chronicles 24:5, Proverbs 16:22, Jonah 1:7

Matthias: Acts 1:23

Reciprocal: Numbers 26:55 - by lot Judges 20:9 - by lot against it 1 Chronicles 25:8 - cast lots Proverbs 16:33 - General Matthew 10:2 - apostles Acts 2:14 - with 1 Corinthians 1:1 - an

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 1". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-1.html.