Acts 1:12

“Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then returned they vnto Hierusalem, from the mount called Oliuet, which is from Hierusalem a Sabbath dayes iourney.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is nigh unto Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then they went back to Jerusalem from the mountain named Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.
- Basic English Bible

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called [the mount] of Olives, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's journey off.
- Darby Bible

Then they returned to Jerusalem, from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
- Webster's Bible

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called the Oliveyard, which is near Jerusalem, about a mile off.
- Weymouth Bible

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.
- World English Bible

Thanne thei turneden ayen to Jerusalem, fro the hille that is clepid `the hille of Olyuete, which is bisidis Jerusalem an halidaies iourney.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then did they return to Jerusalem from the mount that is called of Olives, that is near Jerusalem, a sabbath's journey;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:12


1:12 A Sabbath - day's journey - The Jews generally fix this to two thousand cubits, which is not a mile.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:12


Ac 1:12 Then returned they . . . from the mount called Olivet. See Lu 24:50. The place of ascent was near Bethany. A church now stands on the supposed place. A sabbath day's journey. "The traditions of the elders" defined the distance that might be traveled on the Sabbath. It was a little less than a mile. Bethany is nearly two miles, but Luke here is stating the distance of the Mount of Olives from the city.

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