Acts 1:1

“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The former treatise haue I made, O Theophilus, of al that Iesus began both to doe and teach,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have given an earlier account, O Theophilus, of all the things which Jesus did, and of his teaching from the first,
- Basic English Bible

I composed the first discourse, O Theophilus, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach,
- Darby Bible

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
- Webster's Bible

My former narrative, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught as a beginning, down to the day on which,
- Weymouth Bible

The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
- World English Bible

Theofle, first `Y made a sermoun of alle thingis, that Jhesu bigan to do and to teche,
- Wycliffe Bible

The former account, indeed, I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:1


1:1 The former treatise - In that important season which reached from the resurrection of Christ to his ascension, the former treatise ends, and this begins: this describing the Acts of the Holy Ghost, (by the apostles,) as that does the acts of Jesus Christ. Of all things - In a summary manner: which Jesus began to do - until the day - That is, of all things which Jesus did from the beginning till that day.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:1


Ac 1:1 Waiting for the Holy Spirit SUMMARY OF ACTS 1: The Preface. The Command to Witness. The Ascension. The Charge of the Angels. The Week of Prayer. The Fate of Judas. The Choice of an Apostle. The former treatise. Luke's Gospel. Luke, whose history of Acts is really a continuation of the history of his Gospel, very naturally refers to the former. Theophilus. See PNT "Lu 1:3".

Discussion for Acts 1:1

  • It seems to me that as Christians we love to teach, preach and say, but to do the actions that ministry calls for are not readily being witnessed in the Body of Christ. Our witness sometimes calls for rolling up of sleeves in behalf of others. These actions speak more of the reality of Christ than words
  • Min. Marvin July for verse 1
    Theophilus, concerning my teachings and writings of all Jesus has taught and done...

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