New American Standard Bible
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."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible 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.
World English Bible
beginning from the baptism of John, to the day that he was received up from us, of these one must become a witness with us of his resurrection."
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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' 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 genesthai, a 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.
LibraryThe Forty Days
'To whom also He shewed 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.'--ACTS i. 3. The forty days between the Resurrection and the Ascension have distinctly marked characteristics. They are unlike to the period before them in many respects, but completely similar in others; they have a preparatory character throughout; they all bear on the future work of the disciples, and hearten them for the …
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Interpretation of Prophecy.
After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened,
"You are witnesses of these things.
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.
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