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

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 1.1 the former treatise have I made o theophilus of all that JESUS began both to do and teach --1:2-- until the day in which HE was taken up after that he through the Holy Spirit had given commandments unto the apostles whom HE had chosen JOHN 12:49 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which sent ME he gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak
  • Alex
    An external kingdom wd be no threat to Satan, As our carnal mind is his seat the very enemy of God,thus the kingdom has to be INTERNAL, WITH IN US,thats y the good seed is sown in our hearts that Christ might be born in us,Destroying our propensity to sin, As them that are born of God cannot sin, That good seed is gonna remain with in us which is christ in us,TH SON OF MAN MEANING MANKINDS FRUIT.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    That which is of the flesh is flesh and that which is of the Spirit is spirit made of the True and Genuine Temple Made without Hands which is Christ in you. Anyone can read the Holy Bible backwords and forwords and never recieve anything except it be given him from above beloved. Christ in you is the master key to the Words interpretation via. divine revealation of His Holy Word. Shalom.
  • Alex
    Stephen F jesus has not restored the kingdom yet in acts 1 they asked him will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? and he replied IT IS NOT FOR YOU YOUTO KNOW THE TIMES AND AND SEASONS THE FATHER HAS IN HIS OWN POWER BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER ETC. If the kingdom were here now nobody wd look for a 2 nd coming, the kingdom does not come till the woman births the manchild rev 12 v 10 GBU
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    This book is the caveat or stepping stone to the book of Romans that runs through to the book of Jude and stops their and not Revelation. Why ? Because we are the church age or gentiles Kingdom of God temporary age of{ Grace-Salvation-Holy Ghost-Nine Manifestations thereof} which is the blueprint Paul set forth us all. This is where we should all be at and doing. HOPE = RESTORATION = ELIJAH.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED --- TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD

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