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Acts 1

Introduction

1The first [a]account I made, Theophilus, was [a continuous report] about all the things that Jesus began to do and to [b]teach until the day when He ascended to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given instruction to the apostles (special messengers) whom He had chosen. To these [men] He also showed Himself alive after His suffering [in Gethsemane and on the cross], by [a series of] many infallible proofs and unquestionable demonstrations, appearing to them over a period of forty days and talking to them about the things concerning the kingdom of God. While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak. For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized and empowered and united with the Holy Spirit, not long from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked Him repeatedly, “Lord, are You at this time reestablishing the kingdom and restoring it to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority. But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”

The Ascension

And after He said these things, He was caught up as they looked on, and a cloud took Him up out of their sight. 10 While they were looking intently into the sky as He was going, two men in white clothing suddenly stood beside them, 11 who said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

The Upper Room

12 Then the disciples returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet (Olive Grove), which is near Jerusalem, [only] a Sabbath day’s journey (less than one mile) away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went upstairs to the upper room where they were staying [indefinitely]; that is, Peter, and John and [his brother] James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew (Nathanael) and Matthew, [c]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas (Thaddaeus) the son of James. 14 All these with one mind and one purpose were continually devoting themselves to prayer, [waiting together] along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

15 Now on one of these days Peter stood up among the brothers and sisters (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty believers was there) and he said, 16 “Brothers and sisters, it was necessary that the Scripture be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the lips of David [king of Israel] about Judas [Iscariot], who acted as guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he (Judas) was counted among us and received his share [by divine allotment] in this ministry.” 18 (Now Judas Iscariot [d]acquired a piece of land [indirectly] with the [money paid him as a] reward for his treachery, and falling headlong, his body burst open in the middle and all his intestines poured out. 19 All the people in Jerusalem learned about this, so in their own dialect—Aramaic—they called the piece of land Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For in the book of Psalms it is written,

Let his place of residence become desolate,
And let there be no one to live in it’;

and [again],

Let another take his position as overseer.’

21 So of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus spent with us, 22 beginning with the baptism by John [at the outset of Jesus’ ministry] until the day when He was taken up from us—one of these men must become a witness with us [to testify] of His resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two men, Joseph, the one called Barsabbas (who was surnamed Justus), and Matthias. 24 They prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know all hearts [their thoughts, motives, desires], show us which one of these two You have chosen 25 to occupy this ministry and apostleship which Judas left to go to his own place [of evil].” 26 And they [e]cast lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Notas al pie

  1. Acts 1:1 Luke is referring to his gospel.
  2. Acts 1:1 As the gospel tells us what Jesus began to do and teach, so Acts tells what He continued to do and teach by His Holy Spirit (F. F. Bruce).
  3. Acts 1:13 Also known as James the Less or James the Younger. His mother, Mary (Gr Maria), may have been either a sister or sister-in-law of Mary (Gr Mariam), the mother of Jesus.
  4. Acts 1:18 Peter means that the chief priests purchased the field in Judas’ name. He had returned to them with the money, and when they refused to accept it, he threw it into the temple sanctuary (Matt 27:3 ff). Afterwards they decided to buy the field for use as a burial ground for strangers. Peter goes on to say that Judas was disemboweled in a fall, while Matthew reports that Judas hanged himself (Matt 27:5). One explanation for the apparent discrepancy is that the rope or line that Judas was using broke, and the body fell in such a way as to be disemboweled (Matt 27:3 ff).
  5. Acts 1:26 The custom of the Jews was to write the names on stones, place them in a container and shake it until one stone fell out.

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Apostelenes gerninger 1

11-3 Højtærede Teofilus!

I min tidligere beretning fortalte jeg dig om alle de mirakler, Jesus udførte, og om hans undervisning lige fra begyndelsen af, og indtil han blev taget op til Himlen. I de 40 dage, der gik fra hans opstandelse til hans himmelfart, viste han sig adskillige gange for de apostle, han havde udvalgt. På den måde beviste han, at han virkelig var blevet levende igen, og når de var sammen, talte han med dem om Guds rige og gav dem ved Helligåndens inspiration sine instrukser.

Helligåndens og Guds riges komme

En dag, da de spiste sammen, sagde Jesus: „I må ikke tage væk fra Jerusalem, før I har modtaget det, som Faderen har lovet, og som jeg har fortalt jer om. Johannes døbte jo med vand, men I vil om ganske få dage blive døbt med Helligåndens kraft.”

Mens de var sammen, spurgte de ham: „Herre, er tiden nu kommet, hvor du vil genoprette Israels kongerige?”

Jesus svarede: „Det tilkommer ikke jer at få kendskab til de tidspunkter, som Faderen i sin almagt har fastsat. Men I skal modtage en ny kraft, når Helligånden kommer over jer, og så skal I bringe budskabet om mig til Jerusalem, til hele Judæa og Samaria, ja, helt til verdens ende.”

Jesus tages op til Himlen, hvorfra han skal vende tilbage igen

Derefter blev Jesus løftet op fra jorden, mens de så på det, og han forsvandt ind i en sky. 10 Som de nu blev ved at stirre op mod himlen for at se, hvor han var blevet af, stod der pludselig to hvidklædte mænd hos dem. 11 „Mænd fra Galilæa,” sagde de, „hvorfor står I og stirrer op i luften? Jesus, som nu er taget bort til Himlen, vil komme tilbage igen på samme måde, som I så ham forsvinde.”

Disciplene samles til bøn

12 Apostlene gik så ned fra Olivenbjerget, hvor det her var sket, og tilbage til Jerusalem. Det var kun omkring et kvarters gang. 13 De gik hen til det hus, hvor de plejede at samles i en stor sal ovenpå. De 11 tilbageværende apostle var: Peter, Johannes, Jakob og Andreas, Filip og Thomas, Bartolomæus og Mattæus, Jakob, Alfæusʼ søn, Simon Frihedskæmper og Judas, Jakobs søn. 14 De mødtes ofte for i fællesskab at bede til Gud. Også de kvinder, der havde fulgt Jesus, samt Jesu mor og hans brødre, var med.

Mattias erstatter Judas som apostel

15 Nogle dage senere, hvor en gruppe på ca. 120 disciple var samlet, rejste Peter sig og sagde: 16 „Venner, det var jo nødvendigt, at det skriftord, som Helligånden talte gennem David, skulle gå i opfyldelse, det ord, der handler om Judas, som viste vej for dem, der pågreb Jesus. 17 Judas var en af os og havde fået en aposteltjeneste ligesom os. 18-20 Det profetiske ord fra David, som passer på ham, står i Salmernes Bog:

‚Lad hans hjem ligge øde hen,
    lad ingen bo der mere.’[a]

Og et andet sted står der: ‚Lad en anden overtage hans lederfunktion.’[b]” (De penge, Judas fik for sit forræderi, brugte han til at købe en mark. Så gik han hen og styrtede sig i døden, og i faldet blev han revet op, så hans indvolde væltede ud. Alle i Jerusalem hørte, hvordan det gik ham, og man kalder nu det sted for „Blodmarken”.[c])

21-22 Peter fortsatte: „Derfor bør vi nu finde en mand, som kan overtage Judasʼ plads. Det skal være en, der har været sammen med os hele tiden, mens Jesus var hos os—lige fra dengang han blev døbt af Johannes, og indtil han blev taget bort og vendte tilbage til Himlen. Den mand skal sammen med os bevidne, at Jesus virkelig er genopstået fra de døde.”

23 De udpegede så to mænd, Josef Justus Barsabbas og Mattias. 24 Derefter bad de: „Herre, du som kender alle menneskers inderste tanker, vis os nu hvem af dem, du har valgt i stedet for Judas, 25 så han kan overtage den aposteltjeneste, som Judas forlod for at tage derhen, hvor han hører hjemme.” 26 Derpå kastede de lod, og loddet faldt på Mattias. Fra da af blev han regnet med blandt apostlene.

Notas al pie

  1. 1,18-20 Jf. Sl. 69,26.
  2. 1,18-20 Sl. 109,8b.
  3. 1,18-20 Lukas har lidt flere ord: På deres eget sprog blev marken kaldt Hakeldama, dvs. „Blodmarken”.