Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

使徒行傳 1

應許聖靈降臨

1提阿非羅啊,在前一封信中,我從耶穌的生平和教導開始, 一直談到祂藉著聖靈吩咐了自己選立的使徒,然後被接回天上。 祂受難後用許多確鑿的證據證實自己活著,在四十天之內屢次向使徒顯現,與他們談論上帝的國。 有一次,耶穌和他們在一起吃飯的時候,叮囑他們:「你們不要離開耶路撒冷,要在那裡等候我對你們說過的天父的應許。 因為從前約翰用水給你們施洗,但再過幾天,你們要受聖靈的洗。」

他們跟耶穌在一起的時候問祂:「主啊,你要在這時候復興以色列國嗎?」 耶穌回答說:「天父照祂的權柄定下的時間、日期不是你們可以知道的。 但聖靈降臨在你們身上後,你們必得到能力,在耶路撒冷、猶太全境和撒瑪利亞,直到地極,作我的見證人。」

耶穌說完這番話,就在他們眼前被提升天,被一朵雲彩接去,離開了他們的視線。 10 祂上升時,他們都定睛望著天空,忽然有兩個身穿白衣的人站在他們身旁, 11 說:「加利利人啊!你們為什麼站在這裡望著天空呢?這位離開你們被接到天上的耶穌,你們看見祂怎樣升天,將來祂還要怎樣回來。」

選立新使徒

12 於是,他們從橄欖山回到耶路撒冷。橄欖山距離耶路撒冷不遠,約是安息日允許走的路程[a] 13 他們進城後,來到樓上自己住的房間。當時有彼得、約翰、雅各、安得烈、腓力、多馬、巴多羅買、馬太、亞勒腓的兒子雅各、激進黨人西門、雅各的兒子猶大。 14 他們和耶穌的母親瑪麗亞、耶穌的弟弟們及幾個婦女在一起同心合意地恆切禱告。

15 那時,約有一百二十人在聚會,彼得站起來說: 16 「弟兄們,關於帶人抓耶穌的猶大,聖靈藉著大衛的口早已預言,這經文必須要應驗。 17 這人原本是我們中間的一員,與我們同擔使徒的職分。」

18 猶大用作惡得來的錢買了一塊田,他頭朝下栽倒在那裡,肚破腸流。 19 這消息很快傳遍了耶路撒冷,當地人稱那塊田為「亞革大馬」,就是「血田」的意思。

20 彼得繼續說:「詩篇上寫道,『願他的家園一片荒涼,無人居住』,又說,『願別人取代他的職位。』 21-22 所以,我們必須另選一個人代替猶大,與我們一同為主耶穌的復活做見證。他必須是從主耶穌接受約翰的洗禮起一直到主升天,始終與我們在一起的人。」

23 被提名的有別號巴撒巴又叫猶士都的約瑟和馬提亞兩個人。 24-25 大家便禱告說:「主啊!你洞悉人的內心,求你指明這兩個人中你要揀選哪一個來擔負使徒的職分。猶大丟棄了這職分,去了他該去的地方。」 26 然後,他們抽籤,抽中了馬提亞,就把他列入十一使徒中。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·12 按猶太人的傳統,在安息日只能走約一公里遠。

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.