1:3 To the same apostles 1 also, after his suffering, 2 he presented himself alive with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period 3 and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God.
1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts 4 of the earth.”
1:21 Thus one of the men 5 who have accompanied us during all the time the Lord Jesus associated with 6 us, 1:22 beginning from his baptism by John until the day he 7 was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness of his resurrection together with us.”
1 tn Grk “to them”; the referent (the apostles) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 sn After his suffering is a reference to Jesus’ crucifixion and the abuse which preceded it.
3 tn Grk “during forty days.” The phrase “over a forty-day period” is used rather than “during forty days” because (as the other NT accounts of Jesus’ appearances make clear) Jesus was not continually visible to the apostles during the forty days, but appeared to them on various occasions.
4 tn Or “to the ends.”
5 tn The Greek term here is ἀνήρ (anhr), which only exceptionally is used in a generic sense of both males and females. In this context, where a successor to Judas is being chosen, only men were under consideration in the original historical context.
6 tn Grk “the Lord Jesus went in and out among us.” According to BDAG 294 s.v. εἰσέρχομαι 1.b.β, “ἐν παντὶ χρόνῳ ᾧ εἰσῆλθεν καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς went in and out among us = associated with us Ac 1:21.”
7 tn Here the pronoun “he” refers to Jesus.