Acts 1:4

“And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Hierusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye haue heard of me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which, {He said,} "you heard of from Me;"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and, being assembled together with them, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, `said he', ye heard from me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they were all together, with him, he gave them orders not to go away from Jerusalem, but to keep there, waiting till the word of the Father was put into effect, of which, he said, I have given you knowledge:
- Basic English Bible

and, being assembled with [them], commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father, which [said he] ye have heard of me.
- Darby Bible

And being assembled with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard from me.
- Webster's Bible

And while in their company He charged them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father's promised gift. "This you have heard of," He said, "from me.
- Weymouth Bible

Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.
- World English Bible

And he ete with hem, and comaundide, that thei schulden not departe fro Jerusalem, but abide the biheest of the fadir, which ye herden, he seide, bi my mouth;
- Wycliffe Bible

And being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, [saith he,] `Ye did hear of me;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:4


1:4 Wait for the promise of the Father, which ye have heard from me - When he was with them a little before, as it is recorded, #Luke 24:49|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:4


Ac 1:4 Commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem. Because, right in the citadel of his enemies, where he had been slain, the Risen Lord was to be first proclaimed, his Gospel preached, the Holy Spirit shed forth, and his kingdom established. Because, too, the prophet Isaiah had declared that Jerusalem should be the place where the Gospel should be first preached (Isa 2:3,5). But wait for the promise of the Father. See Joe 2:28 Zec 2:10 Joh 14:16 15:26 Mt 3:11. They must wait for the Spirit, that they might speak, on the great day of the inauguration of the kingdom, as the Holy Spirit "gave them utterance" (Ac 2:4). The conditions of citizenship in the kingdom must be spoken by the Spirit.

Discussion for Acts 1

  • Carol
    I 'believe Its a blessing to have human people to be use by for gods purpose.
  • BSP
    Jesus here assured his disciples that they would receive the power of the holy spirit in order for them to continue the preaching work. That same spirit is needed today in order to preach the good news. We should ask God for holy spirit when we pray.
  • Ricardo
    The Holy Spirit is Jesus. In 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.
    Jesus said in the NAME. These 3 TITLES have a NAME. Lets look at the scriptures for the NAME. In John 5:23 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
  • Maria Morales
    In this chapter we learn that David prophesied that another would take the office of apostleship after Judas. It is amazing how the apostles used the scriptures (old testament) to direct their steps and thereby fulfill the word that was written by the prophets.
  • Irene123
    To Mari - Thank-you for acknowledging my comment. It's wonderful to see others on here.
  • Mari
    Amen Irene. Acts 2:38. And today the pastor said the same about Acts, that it is the beginning the church.

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