1The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. 12Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey. 13And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 14These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
15¶ And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) 16Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. 17For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 18Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. 20For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. 21Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Yesu Atwalibwa mu Ggulu
11:1 a Luk 1:1-4 b Luk 3:23Mu kitabo ekyasooka, munnange Teefiro, nakutegeeza ebintu byonna okuva Yesu lwe yatandika okukola emirimu gye n’okuyigiriza, 21:2 a nny 9, 11; Mak 16:19 b Mat 28:19, 20 c Mak 6:30 d Yk 13:18okutuusa ku lunaku lwe yatwalibwa mu ggulu ng’amaze okuwa abatume be, be yalonda, ebiragiro ku bwa Mwoyo Mutukuvu. 31:3 Mat 28:17; Luk 24:34, 36; Yk 20:19, 26; 21:1, 14; 1Ko 15:5-7Mu nnaku amakumi ana ezaddirira, Yesu yalabikira abatume nga mulamu era n’abakakasa mu ngeri nnyingi, era buli lwe yabalabikiranga ng’ayogera nabo ku bigambo by’obwakabaka bwa Katonda. 41:4 Luk 24:49; Yk 14:16; Bik 2:33Awo bwe yali ng’alya nabo ekijjulo n’abalagira baleme kuva mu Yerusaalemi naye balindirire ekisuubizo kya Kitaawe. Yagamba nti, “Ekyo kye mwawulira nga mbagamba nti, 5‘Yokaana yabatiza na mazzi, naye mmwe mujja kubatizibwa na Mwoyo Mutukuvu mu nnaku si nnyingi.’ ”
61:6 Mat 17:11Awo bwe baali bakuŋŋaanye ne bamubuuza nti, “Mukama waffe, mu kiseera kino mw’onooddizaawo obwakabaka bwa Isirayiri?”
71:7 Mat 24:36Naye Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Okumanya entuuko oba ebiro si kyammwe, kitange kye yateekateeka mu buyinza bwe. 81:8 a Bik 2:1-4 b Luk 24:48 c Bik 8:1-25 d Mat 28:19Naye muliweebwa amaanyi, Mwoyo Mutukuvu bw’alimala okubakkako, era munaabanga bajulirwa bange mu Yerusaalemi, ne mu Buyudaaya yonna, ne mu Samaliya okutuukira ddala ku nkomerero z’ensi.”
91:9 nny 2Bwe yamala okwogera ebigambo ebyo, ekire ne kimutwala waggulu nga balaba.
101:10 Luk 24:4; Yk 20:12Awo bwe baali nga batunula enkaliriza mu ggulu ng’agenda, amangwago abasajja babiri nga bambadde engoye enjeru ne balabika, 111:11 a Bik 2:7 b Mat 16:27ne boogera nti, “Abasajja Abagaliraaya, lwaki muyimiridde wano nga mutunula waggulu mu ggulu? Yesu oyo abaggiddwako n’atwalibwa mu ggulu, agenda kukomawo mu ngeri y’emu nga bwe mumulabye ng’agenda mu ggulu.”
121:12 a Luk 24:52 b Mat 21:1Ne bakomawo e Yerusaalemi okuva ku lusozi oluyitibwa olwa Zeyituuni, oluli okumpi ne Yerusaalemi, ng’olugendo olutambulwa ku Ssabbiiti. 131:13 a Bik 9:37; 20:8 b Mat 10:2-4; Mak 3:16-19; Luk 6:14-16Ne balaga mu kisenge ekya waggulu mu nnyumba mwe baali basula, era be bano:
Peetero, ne Yokaana ne Yakobo, ne Andereya,
ne Firipo ne Tomasi,
ne Battolomaayo, ne Matayo,
ne Yakobo, omwana wa Alufaayo, ne Simooni eyayitibwanga “Omuzerote1:13 Omuzerote Abazerote be baayeekeranga gavumenti y’Abaruumi mu biro ebyo”, ne Yuda, omwana wa Yakobo.
141:14 a Bik 2:42; 6:4 b Luk 23:49, 55 c Mat 12:46Abo bonna ne beeweerayo ddala n’omutima gumu okusaba wamu n’abakazi ne Maliyamu nnyina Yesu ne baganda ba Yesu.
Matiya Asikira Yuda
15Awo mu nnaku ezo, Peetero n’ayimirira wakati mu booluganda abaali bakuŋŋaanye nga bawera nga kikumi mu abiri, n’ayogera nti, 161:16 a nny 20 b Yk 13:18“Abasajja abooluganda, ebyawandiikibwa ku Yuda eyakulembera ekibiina ekyakwata Yesu byali biteekwa okutuukirira; kubanga ekyo Mwoyo Mutukuvu yali yakitegeeza dda bwe yayogerera mu Dawudi. 171:17 a Yk 6:70, 71 b nny 25Yuda yali omu ku ffe, era n’aweebwa omugabo gw’obuweereza buno.”
181:18 a Mat 26:14, 15 b Mat 27:3-10Empeera gye yafuna mu butali butuukirivu bwe, yagigulamu ennimiro, era omwo mwe yagwa n’ayabika n’ebyenda bye ne biyiika. 19Amawulire ago ne gatuuka ku bantu ab’omu Yerusaalemi, era ennimiro eyo ne bagituuma Akerudama mu lulimi lwabwe, amakulu nti, Ennimiro y’Omusaayi!
201:20 a Zab 69:25 b Zab 109:8“Kubanga kyawandiikibwa mu Zabbuli nti,
“ ‘Ekibanja kye kizike,
so kireme okubeerangamu omuntu.’
‘N’obuvunaanyizibwa bwe buweebwe omulala.’
21Noolwekyo kigwanye okulonda omuntu mu bantu abaayitanga naffe mu biro byonna, eyayingiranga n’afuluma wamu naffe nga tuli ne Mukama waffe Yesu, 221:22 a Mak 1:4 b nny 8okuviira ddala ku kubatiza kwa Yokaana okutuusa lwe yatwalibwa mu ggulu, alyoke abeere omujulirwa ow’okuzuukira kwe awamu naffe.”
23Awo ne balonda abasajja babiri, omu nga ye Yusufu (eyayitibwanga Balusaba ate era nga ye Yusito), n’owokubiri nga ye Matiya. 241:24 a Bik 6:6; 14:23 b 1Sa 16:7; Yer 17:10; Bik 15:8; Kub 2:23Ne balyoka basaba ne bagamba nti, “Ayi Mukama, gw’omanyi emitima gy’abantu bonna, tulage gw’olonze ku bantu bano ababiri, 25okubeera mu baweereza buno n’okubeera omutume mu kifo kya Yuda eyatwawukanako n’alaga mu kifo kye ekimusaanira.” 261:26 Bik 2:14Oluvannyuma ne bakuba akalulu, ne kagwa ku Matiya, n’agattibwa ku batume ekkumi n’omu.