Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

使徒行传 1

应许圣灵降临

1提阿非罗啊,在前一封信中,我从耶稣的生平和教导开始, 一直谈到祂借着圣灵吩咐了自己选立的使徒,然后被接回天上。 祂受难后用许多确凿的证据证实自己活着,在四十天之内屡次向使徒显现,与他们谈论上帝的国。 有一次,耶稣和他们在一起吃饭的时候,叮嘱他们:“你们不要离开耶路撒冷,要在那里等候我对你们说过的天父的应许。 因为从前约翰用水给你们施洗,但再过几天,你们要受圣灵的洗。”

他们跟耶稣在一起的时候问祂:“主啊,你要在这时候复兴以色列国吗?” 耶稣回答说:“天父照祂的权柄定下的时间、日期不是你们可以知道的。 但圣灵降临在你们身上后,你们必得到能力,在耶路撒冷、犹太全境和撒玛利亚,直到地极,做我的见证人。”

耶稣说完这番话,就在他们眼前被提升天,被一朵云彩接去,离开了他们的视线。 10 祂上升时,他们都定睛望着天空,忽然有两个身穿白衣的人站在他们身旁, 11 说:“加利利人啊!你们为什么站在这里望着天空呢?这位离开你们被接到天上的耶稣,你们看见祂怎样升天,将来祂还要怎样回来。”

选立新使徒

12 于是,他们从橄榄山回到耶路撒冷。橄榄山距离耶路撒冷不远,约是安息日允许走的路程[a] 13 他们进城后,来到楼上自己住的房间。当时有彼得、约翰、雅各、安得烈、腓力、多马、巴多罗买、马太、亚勒腓的儿子雅各、激进党人西门、雅各的儿子犹大。 14 他们和耶稣的母亲玛丽亚、耶稣的弟弟们及几个妇女在一起同心合意地恒切祷告。

15 那时,约有一百二十人在聚会,彼得站起来说: 16 “弟兄们,关于带人抓耶稣的犹大,圣灵借着大卫的口早已预言,这经文必须要应验。 17 这人原本是我们中间的一员,与我们同担使徒的职分。”

18 犹大用作恶得来的钱买了一块田,他头朝下栽倒在那里,肚破肠流。 19 这消息很快传遍了耶路撒冷,当地人称那块田为“亚革大马”,就是“血田”的意思。

20 彼得继续说:“诗篇上写道,‘愿他的家园一片荒凉,无人居住’,又说,‘愿别人取代他的职位。’ 21-22 所以,我们必须另选一个人代替犹大,与我们一同为主耶稣的复活做见证。他必须是从主耶稣接受约翰的洗礼起一直到主升天,始终与我们在一起的人。”

23 被提名的有别号巴撒巴又叫犹士都的约瑟和马提亚两个人。 24-25 大家便祷告说:“主啊!你洞悉人的内心,求你指明这两个人中你要拣选哪一个来担负使徒的职分。犹大丢弃了这职分,去了他该去的地方。” 26 然后,他们抽签,抽中了马提亚,就把他列入十一使徒中。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:12 按犹太人的传统,在安息日只能走约一公里远。

New Living Translation

Acts 1

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

1In my first book[a] I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit. During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.

Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. John baptized with[b] water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

The Ascension of Jesus

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”

He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”

Matthias Replaces Judas

12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a distance of half a mile.[c] 13 When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying.

Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the zealot), and Judas (son of James). 14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.

15 During this time, when about 120 believers[d] were together in one place, Peter stood up and addressed them. 16 “Brothers,” he said, “the Scriptures had to be fulfilled concerning Judas, who guided those who arrested Jesus. This was predicted long ago by the Holy Spirit, speaking through King David. 17 Judas was one of us and shared in the ministry with us.”

18 (Judas had bought a field with the money he received for his treachery. Falling headfirst there, his body split open, spilling out all his intestines. 19 The news of his death spread to all the people of Jerusalem, and they gave the place the Aramaic name Akeldama, which means “Field of Blood.”)

20 Peter continued, “This was written in the book of Psalms, where it says, ‘Let his home become desolate, with no one living in it.’ It also says, ‘Let someone else take his position.’[e]

21 “So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— 22 from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.”

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they all prayed, “O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen 25 as an apostle to replace Judas in this ministry, for he has deserted us and gone where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and Matthias was selected to become an apostle with the other eleven.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 The reference is to the Gospel of Luke.
  2. 1:5 Or in; also in 1:5b.
  3. 1:12 Greek a Sabbath day’s journey.
  4. 1:15 Greek brothers.
  5. 1:20 Pss 69:25; 109:8.