Acts 1:2
New International Version
until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

New Living Translation
until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit.

English Standard Version
until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

Berean Study Bible
until the day He was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles He had chosen.

Berean Literal Bible
until the day He was taken up, having given orders by the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen,

King James Bible
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:

New King James Version
until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,

New American Standard Bible
until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had given orders by the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen.

NASB 1995
until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.

NASB 1977
until the day when He was taken up, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.

Amplified Bible
until the day when He ascended to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given instruction to the apostles (special messengers) whom He had chosen.

Christian Standard Bible
until the day he was taken up, after he had given instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
until the day He was taken up, after He had given orders through the Holy Spirit to the apostles He had chosen.

American Standard Version
until the day in which he was received up, after that he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Until the day in which he was taken up, after he had commanded the Apostles whom he had chosen by The Spirit of Holiness,

Contemporary English Version
until he was taken up to heaven. But before he was taken up, he gave orders to the apostles he had chosen with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up.

English Revised Version
until the day in which he was received up, after that he had given commandment through the Holy Ghost unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Good News Translation
until the day he was taken up to heaven. Before he was taken up, he gave instructions by the power of the Holy Spirit to the men he had chosen as his apostles.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
until the day he was taken to heaven. Before he was taken to heaven, he gave instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles, whom he had chosen.

International Standard Version
up to the day when he was taken up to heaven after giving orders by the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

Literal Standard Version
until the day in which, having given command through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He chose out, He was taken up,

NET Bible
until the day he was taken up to heaven, after he had given orders by the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

New Heart English Bible
until the day in which he was received up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

Weymouth New Testament
after giving instruction through the Holy Spirit to the Apostles whom He had chosen, He was taken up to Heaven.

World English Bible
until the day in which he was received up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

Young's Literal Translation
till the day in which, having given command, through the Holy Spirit, to the apostles whom he did choose out, he was taken up,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Prologue
1In my first book, O Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach, 2until the day He was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles He had chosen. 3After His suffering, He presented Himself to them with many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a span of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.…

Cross References
Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

Mark 6:30
Meanwhile, the apostles gathered around Jesus and brought Him news of all they had done and taught.

Mark 16:15
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

John 3:34
For the One whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.

John 13:18
I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture: 'The one who shares My bread has lifted up his heel against Me.'

John 20:21
Again Jesus said to them, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so also I am sending you."


Treasury of Scripture

Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments to the apostles whom he had chosen:

the day.

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.

Mark 16:19
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Luke 9:51
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

through.

Acts 10:38
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Isaiah 11:2,3
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; …

Isaiah 42:1
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

given.

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mark 16:15-19
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature…

Luke 24:45-49
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, …

the apostles.

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 10:40-42
Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; …

Matthew 10:1-4
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease…









(2) Until the day in which he was taken up.--We notice, as a matter of style, the same periodic structure that we found in the opening of the Gospel, made more conspicuous in the Greek by an arrangement of the words which places "he was taken up" at the close of the sentence. On the word "taken up," see Note on Luke 9:51.

That he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments.--The words admit of two possible meanings--(1) that he work of "commanding" was left to the Holy Spirit, guiding the spirits of the disciples into all the truth; (2) that in His human nature the Lord Jesus, after, as before, His passion, spoke as one who was "filled with the Holy Ghost" (Luke 4:1), to whom the Father had given the Spirit not by measure (John 3:34). As the Apostles were still waiting for the promised gift, the latter aspect of the words is, we can scarcely doubt, that which was intended by the writer.

Verse 2. - Received for taken, A.V.; commandment for commandments, A.V.; after that he had given commandment through the Holy Ghost for after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments, A.V. The commandment or directions given by our Lord to the apostles between the Resurrection and the Ascension are recorded partly in Luke 24:44-49; Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15-18; John 21; and yet more fully in vers. 3-8 of this chapter. Through the Holy Ghost. The sense is certain. Jesus gave his charge to his apostles through the Holy Ghost. It was by the Holy Ghost abiding in him that he spake to the apostles. This is the repeated declaration of Holy Scripture. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me" (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38. See also Luke 4:1; Matthew 12:28; Hebrews 9:14; and for the construction, Acts 11:28; Acts 21:4). Received up (ἀνελήφθη); the stone word as is used in the Septuagint of Elijah (2 Kings 2:10, 11). In Luke 24:5 it is carried up. (ἀνεφέρετο)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
until
ἄχρι (achri)
Preposition
Strong's 891: As far as, up to, until, during. Or achris akh'-rece; akin to akron; until or up to.

the
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

day
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

He was taken up [to heaven],
ἀνελήμφθη (anelēmphthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 353: To take up, raise; I pick up, take on board; I carry off, lead away. From ana and lambano; to take up.

after giving instructions
ἐντειλάμενος (enteilamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1781: To give orders (injunctions, instructions, commands). From en and the base of telos; to enjoin.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] Holy
Ἁγίου (Hagiou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit
Πνεύματος (Pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

to the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

apostles
ἀποστόλοις (apostolois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

He had chosen.
ἐξελέξατο (exelexato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1586: To pick out for myself, choose, elect, select. Middle voice from ek and lego; to select.


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