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The Gospel
1 CORINTHIANS 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand;  2 By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain.  3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Many infallible proofs
ACTS 1
1 I have made the previous narrative, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,  2 until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

AFTER SATURDAY's SUNSET [3rd. night in the tomb]
18th, of Aviv. The 1st .day of the week. (Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset).

During the 3rd. night - He arose !
MATTHEW 27
53 And they [the saints who slept], going out of the graves after his resurrection, entered into the holy city and appeared to many. [direct translation]
Matthew 27:51b-52 [Compare]
51b and the earth quaked, and the rocks rent; 52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who slept arose,

[See note to Luke 24:4, below.]

Saturday sunset being the start of the first day of the Hebrew week. The women head for the tomb
MATTHEW 28
1 Now the sabbaths having completely ended,* as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary come to see the sepulchre.
[*Greek: oye de sabbatwnplural "sabbaths". The High Day Sabbath and the Regular Sabbath 7th.day sabbath.]
MARK 16
2a And the first day of the week,
LUKE 24
1a Now upon the first day of the week,
JOHN 20
1a. The first day of the week,

The earthquake
MATTHEW 28
2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4And for fear of him the keepers shook, and became as dead men.

The women arrive at the tomb
MARK 16
2b they came to the sepulchre very early in the morning at the rising of the sun..
LUKE 24
1b very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them..
JOHN 20
1b Mary Magdalene came early, when it was still dark, to the tomb,
MARK 16
3And they said among themselves, Who shall roll away the stone for us from the door of the sepulchre, 4b because it was very great?
MARK 16
4a.And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away:
LUKE 24
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre..
JOHN 20
1c. and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.
The women see the angel sitting on the stone, outside the tomb
MATTHEW 28
5And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not: for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here: for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; you shall see him there: lo, I have told you.

The women go into the tomb
MARK 16
5a And entering into the sepulchre,
LUKE 24
3a And they entered in, and
No body  in the tomb!
LUKE 24
3b and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus..

The women see a young man sitting inside the tomb.
MARK 16
5b  they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were afraid.
 
[This might have been Mark himself (compare with Mark 14:51)   or a risen saint - See note to Luke 24:4, below.]
6And he said to them, Do not be afraid: You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before you into Galilee: there you shall see him, as he said to you.

Whilst in the tomb two men in glistening clothes stood next to them.
LUKE 24
4And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said to them:
Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but has risen: remember how He spoke to you when He was you in Galilee, 7Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. -  8And they remembered His words,
Could these have been two of the risen saints, for example Moses and Elijah, who appeared on "Mount Transfiguration" or perhaps Job and Daniel who both expected to be present at the end of the Mosaic era ?
Matthew 27:51b-52 [Compare]
51b and the earth quaked, and the rocks rent; 52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who slept arose, 53 And they, going out of the graves after his resurrection, entered into the holy city and appeared to many. [direct translation]

The women dash out of the tomb
MATTHEW 28
8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and ran to bring his disciples word.
MARK 16
8And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither did they say any thing to any man ; for they were afraid.

Mary Magdelene tells Peter and John
JOHN 20
2 So* she {Mary Magdalene} runs, and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him. 3Therefore Peter and that other disciple went out and came to the tomb. 4So they both ran together: and the other disciple outran Peter, and came to the tomb first. 5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came following him, and went into the tomb, and saw the linen clothes lie, 7And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8Then that other disciple who came first to the tomb went in also, and he saw, and believed. 9For as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. 10Then the disciples went away again to their own home.  [* Greek: oun]

Mary Magdelene weeps
JOHN 20
11But Mary stood outside at the tomb weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the tomb, 12And saw two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13And they said to her, Woman, why do you weep? She said to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.

Mary Magdelene sees the Lord Jesus
MARK 16
9Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.
JOHN 20
14And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? whom do you seek? She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, Sir, if you have carried him from here, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away. 16Jesus said to her, Mary. She turned herself, and said to him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17Jesus said to her, Do not touch* me; for I have not yet ascended# to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend# to my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
[*The Greek word used here is 'aptomai = to cling on to.   Evidently Mary Magdalene wanted to restrain Him from leaving.  Whereas the word used in Luke 24:39 is from yhlafaw. There the Lord was asking Thomas to examine His body to see that it was the same body which had been crucified. Luke 24:39-43]
[# "not yet ascended" "I ascend" This refers to His physical ascension. However, whilst His body lay in the tomb His soul entered God's presence in Paradise. Luke 23:43,46. for "a little while." Compare John 16:16-22]

Then all the women see the Lord Jesus
MATTHEW 28
9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him. 10Then said Jesus to them, Do not be afraid: go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and they shall see me there.
Matthew 28 [Compare]
16 But the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them

The guards' report to the Sanhedrin
MATTHEW 28
11Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed to the chief priests all the things that were done. 12And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of money to the soldiers, 13Saying, say, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 15So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
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The Women tell the disciples that they had seen Him
LUKE 24
9 And (the women) returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.

Mary Magdelene explains how she had seen Him
MARK 16
10 And she went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen by her, did not believe.
JOHN 20
18Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things to her.

Peter revisits the tomb
LUKE 24
10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women who were with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they did not believe them. 12Then Peter arose, and ran to the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

Peter sees the Lord
1 CORINTHIANS 15
5a And that he was seen of Cephas,
Luke 24:34 [Compare]
34Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.

The Road To Emmaus
MARK 16
12After that, he appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
LUKE 24
13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was about sixty furlongs from Jerusalem. 14And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16But their eyes were held so that they did not know him.
LUKE 24
17And he said to them, What manner of communications are these that you have with one another, as you walk, and are sad? 18And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said to him, Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem, and have not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 19And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:20And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21But we had trusted that it was he who should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. 22yes, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, who were at the sepulchre early; 23And when they did not find his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.24And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but they did not see him. 25Then he said to them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28And they drew near to the village, where they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to stay with them. 30And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave to them. 31And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 32And they said one to another, Did our hearts not burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
MARK 16
13a And they went and told it to the residue:
LUKE 24
33And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, 34Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon. 35And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
1 Corinthians 15
5a And that he was seen of Cephas,
13b neither did they believe them. BACK

He Appears to the disciples but Thomas is absent
LUKE 24
36And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, Peace be to you. 37But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.38And he said to them, Why are you troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle* me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me having. 40And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet.41And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said to them, Have you here any food? 42And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb. 43And he took it, and ate before them. 44And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46And said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 and you are witnesses of these things.
[*The Greek word used  here is yhlafaw. The Lord was asking the disciples to examine His body to see that it was the same body which had been crucified. Whereas the word used in John 20:17 is 'aptomai = to cling on to.  Evidently Mary Magdalene wanted to restrain Him from leaving.]
JOHN 20
19 Then the same day at evening,* being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, Peace be to you. 20And when he had so said, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad, when they saw the Lord.
[* sometime between the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice (about 2.30/3.00 pm) and sunset]
JOHN 20
21Then Jesus said to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has sent me, even so I send you. 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive you the Holy Spirit: 23Whose sins you remit, they are remitted to them; and whose sins you retain, they are retained. 24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25Therefore the other disciples said to him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
LUKE 24
49 And, (Jesus said) behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high.
.* [Greek: 'kayizw which literally means 'to sit down' but figuratively can mean 'to take up residence', e.g. Acts 18:11 'And he *continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.']
Acts 1
4 commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, you have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized [in] water; but you shall be baptized in* the Holy Spirit not many days hence.
*[Greek en = in]
Luke 24 [Compare]
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy
Acts 1 [Compare]
12 Then returned they to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet,
which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

THE FIRST LORD'S DAY AFTER THE RESURRECTION # - SATURDAY,  AFTER SUNSET
He appears to the disciples, Thomas Present
1 CORINTHIANS 15
5b he was seen - then of the twelve:
It appears others were present including Matthias.
ACTS 1
26 ... and he (Matthias) was numbered with the eleven apostles
MARK 16
14a Later* he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, ... * [Greek: 'usteron]
JOHN 20
26a And  #after eight days again his disciples were inside, and Thomas with them,the doors being shut: then Jesus came, ...
JOHN 20
26b ... and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be to you.
MARK 16
14b and reproached them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him after he was risen
JOHN 20
27Then he said to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands; and reach here your hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28And Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God. 29Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed.
MARK 16
15And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He who believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he who does not believe shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow those who believe; In my name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
 
MARK 16 (Similar Topic)
19 indeed
* the Lord definitely spoke to them, was received up into heaven, and sat at God's right side. 20 whereas# they went away, and proclaimed every where, the Lord working with them, and the word being confirmed by the accompanying signs. Amen. [direct translation]
* Greek: men  # Greek: de

* NOTE: men is a primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with de  (this one, the former, etc): —  even, indeed, so, some, truly, verily.  Often compounded with other particles in an intensive or assertive sense. 3303 STRONG'S GREEK LEXICON

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OTHER APPEARANCES
Most likely to the risen saints
MATTHEW 27
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.

Job
Job expected to meet the Lord, in his body, on the earth:
"Even if it slays me, yet I will confidently wait for Him. I can definitely acquit myself before Him (That is - before the "LORD" , see Job 12:9) ... " Job 13:15,16
26. "Because I personally know that my redeemer lives, and that at the end* He will stand upon the earth ... So after my skin is destroyEd, yet in my body I will behold God. Whom I, me-myself, will behold for myself. That is - my own eyes will see and not someone else's, ... My yearning for this engrosses me." Job 19:25-27 [direct translation] (* i.e. the end of the Mosaic era - EDITOR)
See the "Study on Paradise"

Daniel
The LORD promised Daniel that he would have his portion at the end of the Mosaic age. [Daniel 12:13 "lot"]
See the "Study in Daniel"

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Seen by 500 disciples
1 CORINTHIANS 15
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some are fallen asleep.
Seen by James the Lord's brother
1 CORINTHIANS 15
7a After that, he was seen of James;

THEY GO TO GALILEE
In the appointed mountain
1 CORINTHIANS.15
7b then of all the apostles

In the appointed mountain
MATTHEW 28
16 But* the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
Matthew 28  [Compare]
10Then said Jesus to them, Do not be afraid: go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and they shall see me there
[* Greek: de.]
17And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. 19Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Written That you Might Believe
JOHN 20
30And many other signs Jesus truly did in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name.

They Go Fishing
JOHN 21
1After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and in this way he showed himself. 2There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3Simon Peter said to them, I am going fishing. They said to him, We also are going with you. Immediately they went out and entered into a ship; and that night they caught nothing. 4But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Then Jesus said to them, Children, have you any meat? They answered him, No. 6And he said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and you shall find. Therefore they cast it, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fish. 7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girded his fisher's coat on him, (for he was naked,) and cast himself into the sea. 8And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fish. 9Then as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, Bring of the fish which you have now caught. 11Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fish, an hundred and fifty three: and even though there were so many, yet the net was not broken. 12Jesus said to them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples dared ask him, Who are you? knowing that it was the Lord. 13Jesus then came, and took bread, and gave it to them, and fish likewise. 14This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his disciples, after he had risen from the dead.

Do You Love Me ?
JOHN 21
15So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love% me more than these? He said to him, yes, Lord; you know that I love# you. He said to him, Feed my lambs. 16He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love% me? He said to him, yes, Lord; you know that I love# you. He said to him, Feed my sheep. 17He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love# me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do you love# me? And he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love# you. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep. 18Verily, verily, I say to you, When you were young, you girded yourself, and walked where you would: but when you shall be old, you shall stretch out your hands, and another shall gird you, and carry you where you would not. 19 This he spoke, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he said to him, Follow me. [%agapaw#filew]

20Then Peter, turning about, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, who is he who betrays you? 21Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22Jesus said to him, If I will that he waits till I come, what is that to you? you follow me. 23Then this saying went abroad among the brothers, that that disciple would not die: yet Jesus did not said to him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he waits till I come, what is that to you? 24This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

SIX WEEKS TUITION ON THE KINGDOM
ACTS 1
3 To whom also he showed 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:
4 And, being assembled together with them
(the apostles),
ACTS 1
4 commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, you have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized [in] water; but you shall be baptized in* the Holy Spirit not many days hence.
*[Greek en = in]
Luke 24 (Similar Topic)
49 And, (Jesus said) behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but reside in the city of Jerusalem, until you be endued with power from on high.

THE ASCENSION
At Bethany
LUKE 24
50a. So* he led them out as far as to Bethany,
* Greek: de - de is a co-ordinate conjunction connecting two clauses of equal importance. The though in the second either complementing or contrasting with the thought in the first. de stresses continuity in thought but not in time. (See STRONG'S GREEK LEXICON 1161) Evidently the events of Luke 24:50-52 did not occur immediately after the events of Luke 24:36-49).
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?
7 And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.
ACTS 1
9a And when he had spoken these things,
LUKE 24
50b and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51a And it came to pass, while he blessed them,.
LUKE 24
51b he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
ACTS 1
9b. whilst they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
52a  And they worshipped him,
ACTS 1
10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, you men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven.
MARK 16
19 indeed the Lord definitely spoke to them, was received up into heaven, and sat at God's right side. [direct translation]
JOHN 21
25And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they would be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

The Apostles stay in Jerusalem
LUKE 24
52b and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
ACTS 1
12a Then returned they to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet,
Luke 24  [Compare]
49 And, (Jesus said) behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high
.
ACTS 1
12b which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

The disciples get together in an upper room
ACTS 1
13 And when they had come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bareholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about a hundred twenty,) 16 Men and brothers, this scripture needs to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to those who took Jesus. 17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 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. 19 And it was known to all those dwelling at Jerusalem; so that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell in it: and let another take his oversight. 21 Therefore of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was taken up from us, one must be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, who knows the hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen, 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. 26 And they gave their lots; and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

LUKE 24
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

The twelve Apostles are baptised in the Holy Spirit
ACTS 2
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they
(the twelve)* were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them cloven tongues like fire, and it sat on each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. * (Matthias with the eleven Acts 1:26)
MARK 16
20 moreover they (the apostles) went away, and proclaimed every where, the Lord working with them, and the word being confirmed by the accompanying signs. Amen. [direct translation]

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