Acts 1:3

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To whom also he shewed himselfe aliue after his passion, by many infallible proofes, being seene of them fourty dayes, and speaking of the things perteining to the kingdome of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over {a period of} forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To whom he also showed himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing unto them by the space of forty days, and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to whom he gave clear and certain signs that he was living, after his death; for he was seen by them for forty days, and gave them teaching about the kingdom of God:
- Basic English Bible

to whom also he presented himself living, after he had suffered, with many proofs; being seen by them during forty days, and speaking of the things which concern the kingdom of God;
- Darby Bible

To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
- Webster's Bible

He had also, after He suffered, shown Himself alive to them with many sure proofs, appearing to them at intervals during forty days, and speaking of the Kingdom of God.
- Weymouth Bible

To these he also showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking about God's Kingdom.
- World English Bible

to whiche he schewide hym silf `alyue aftir his passioun, by many argumentis, apperinge to hem fourti daies, and spekinge of the rewme of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

to whom also he did present himself alive after his suffering, in many certain proofs, through forty days being seen by them, and speaking the things concerning the reign of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:3


1:3 Being seen by them forty days - That is, many times during that space. And speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God - Which was the sum of all his discourses with them before his passion also.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:3


Ac 1:3 To whom he also shewed himself alive. He is a living Savior. Otherwise he could not more be a Savior than Socrates, Buddha, or any other sage. After his passion. Suffering on the cross. Being seen of them forty days. At various times during forty days. Eleven appearances are recorded. There were probably others. Pertaining to the kingdom of God. His church, about to be established on the earth.

Discussion for Acts 1

  • A disciple
    Hi Keith; this will surely be a tremendous eye-opener to everyone who dares do just that! BELIEVE! And to help us grasp the importance of believing the Acts of the Apostles; think of it in the terms of why Luke wrote it. As in the Gospel bearing his name as well, Acts was written for the express purpose of providing a written testimony to the High Priest Theophilus, in accordance with the Law.
  • Keith Babcock
    Acts, like the rest of the inspired scriptures, need not go through all of the mental gymnastics so popular in this age, but needs only to be believed as it is written and delivered by inspiration from the Spirit of the Creator.
  • Ray321

    11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
    12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  • Bruce
    ray: I send my messenger before thy face,which shall prepare thy way before thee.Matthew 11:10,Luke7:27 He's talking about John the Baptists./Behold I will send you Elijah The Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of The LORD:Malachi4:5 /Then The Disciples understood that he spoke unto them John The Baptist.Matthew 17:10-13. /Matthew7:15: Beware of False Prophets in Sheep Clothes
  • A disciple
    Ray; There is NO Book of the Bible that is "confused." God is Not the Author of confusion. The Book of the Acts of the Apostles is not a "transitional" book. It was written, along with the Evangel Narrative, to give the completed Testimony to the High Priest, Theophilus; according to the Law, that the Testimony of the Sacred Writings be kept with the Priests, on behalf of the children of Israel.
  • Ray321
    I find the book of Act's, the most confused books of all times. But is not confusing. What happening in this book is lots of changes. It's a transitional book not a doctrinal book . The big change was when Stephen got stone, Jesus sat back down. It almost happen, the tribulation. Now, we are in the grace age which was kept a secret until Apostle Paul revealed it. Wow, that is awesome.

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