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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”.

New American Standard Bible

Acts 1

Introduction

1The first account I [a]composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had [b]by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To [c]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. [d]Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for [e]what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [f]with the Holy Spirit [g]not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

The Ascension

And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into [h]the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into [i]the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

The Upper Room

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the [j]mount called [k]Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a [l]Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and [m]James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, [n]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the [o]son of [p]James. 14 These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

15 [q]At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty [r]persons was there together), and said, 16 “Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. 19 And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms,

Let his homestead be made desolate,
And let no one dwell in it’;

and,

Let another man take his [s]office.’

21 Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out [t]among us— 22 beginning [u]with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” 23 So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen 25 to [v]occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they [w]drew lots for them, and the lot fell [x]to Matthias; and he was [y]added to the eleven apostles.

Notas al pie

  1. Acts 1:1 Lit made
  2. Acts 1:2 Or through
  3. Acts 1:3 Lit whom
  4. Acts 1:4 Or eating with; or lodging with
  5. Acts 1:4 Lit the promise of the Father
  6. Acts 1:5 Or in
  7. Acts 1:5 Lit not long after these many days
  8. Acts 1:10 Or heaven
  9. Acts 1:11 Or heaven
  10. Acts 1:12 Or hill
  11. Acts 1:12 Or Olive Grove
  12. Acts 1:12 I.e. 2K cubits, or approx 3/5 mile
  13. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  14. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  15. Acts 1:13 Or brother
  16. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  17. Acts 1:15 Lit In these days
  18. Acts 1:15 Lit names
  19. Acts 1:20 Lit position as overseer
  20. Acts 1:21 Lit to us
  21. Acts 1:22 Lit from
  22. Acts 1:25 Lit take the place of
  23. Acts 1:26 Lit gave
  24. Acts 1:26 Or upon
  25. Acts 1:26 Lit voted together with