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The ascension of Christ. Matthias is chosen in place of Judas.

[1] The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach,
Primum quidem sermonem feci de omnibus, o Theophile, quae coepit Jesus facere, et docere

[2] Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up.
Usque in diem, qua praecipiens Apostolis per Spiritum Sanctum, quos elegit, assumptus est:

[3] To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, and speaking of the kingdom of God.
Quibus et praebuit seipsum vivum post passionem suam in multis argumentis, per dies quadraginta apparens eis, et loquens de regno Dei.

[4] And eating together with them, he commanded them, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith he) by my mouth.
Et convescens, praecepit eis ab Jerosolymis ne discederent, sed exspectarent promissionem Patris, quam audistis (inquit) per os meum:

[5] For John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence.
Quia Joannes quidem baptizavit aqua, vos autem baptizabimini Spiritu Sancto non post multos hos dies.

[6] They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
Igitur qui convenerant, interrogabant eum, dicentes: Domine, si in tempore hoc restitues regnum Israel?

[7] But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power:
Dixit autem eis: Non est vestrum nosse tempora vel momenta, quae Pater posuit in sua potestate:

[8] But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth.
Sed accipietis virtutem supervenientis Spiritus Sancti in vos, et eritis mihi testes in Jerusalem, et in omni Judaea, et Samaria, et usque ad ultimum terrae.

[9] And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Et cum haec dixisset, videntibus illis, elevatus est: et nubes suscepit eum ab oculis eorum.

[10] And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments.
Cumque intuerentur in caelum euntem illum, ecce duo viri astiterunt juxta illos in vestibus albis,

[11] Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven.
Qui et dixerunt: Viri Galilaei, quid statis aspicientes in caelum? Hic Jesus, qui assumptus est a vobis in caelum, sic veniet quemadmodum vidistis eum euntem in caelum.

[12] Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day' s journey.
Tunc reversi sunt Jerosolymam a monte qui vocatur Oliveti, qui est juxta Jerusalem, sabbati habens iter.

[13] And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James.
Et cum introissent in coenaculum, ascenderunt ubi manebant Petrus, et Joannes, Jacobus, et Andreas, Philippus, et Thomas, Bartholomaeus, et Matthaeus, Jacobus Alphaei, et Simon Zelotes, et Judas Jacobi.

[14] All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Hi omnes erant perseverantes unanimiter in oratione cum mulieribus, et Maria matre Jesu, et fratribus ejus.

[15] In those days Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said: (now the number of persons together was about an hundred and twenty:)
In diebus illis exsurgens Petrus in medio fratrum dixit (erat autem turba hominum simul, fere centum viginti):

[16] Men, brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus:
Viri fratres, oportet impleri Scripturam, quam praedixit Spiritus Sanctus per os David de Juda, qui fuit dux eorum, qui comprehenderunt Jesum:

[17] Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
Qui connumeratus erat in nobis, et sortitus est sortem ministerii hujus.

[18] And he indeed hath possessed a field of the reward of iniquity, and being hanged, burst asunder in the midst: and all his bowels gushed out.
Et hic quidem possedit agrum de mercede iniquitatis, et suspensus crepuit medius: et diffusa sunt omnia viscera ejus.

[19] And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: so that the same field was called in their tongue, Haceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
Et notum factum est omnibus habitantibus Jerusalem, ita ut appellaretur ager ille, lingua eorum, Haceldama, hoc est, ager sanguinis.

[20] For it is written in the book of Psalms: Let their habitation become desolate, and let there be none to dwell therein. And his bishopric let another take.
Scriptum est enim in libro Psalmorum: Fiat commoratio eorum deserta, et non sit qui inhabitet in ea: et episcopatum ejus accipiat alter.

[21] Wherefore of these men who have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus came in and went out among us,
Oportet ergo ex his viris qui nobiscum sunt congregati in omni tempore, quo intravit et exivit inter nos Dominus Jesus,

[22] 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.
Incipiens a baptismate Joannis usque in diem qua assumptus est a nobis, testem resurrectionis ejus nobiscum fieri unum ex istis.

[23] And they appointed two, Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
Et statuerunt duos, Joseph, qui vocabatur Barsabas, qui cognominatus est Justus, et Mathiam.

[24] And praying, they said: Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
Et orantes dixerunt: Tu Domine, qui corda nosti omnium, ostende quem elegeris ex his duobus unum,

[25] To take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas hath by transgression fallen, that he might go to his own place.
Accipere locum ministerii hujus, et apostolatus, de quo praevaricatus est Judas ut abiret in locum suum.

[26] And they gave them lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Et dederunt sortes eis, et cecidit sors super Mathiam, et annumeratus est cum undecim Apostolis.

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