The Message

Acts 1

To the Ends of the World

11-5 Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon.”

When they were together for the last time they asked, “Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?”

7-8 He told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”

9-11 These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared—in white robes! They said, “You Galileans!—why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly—and mysteriously—as he left.”

Returning to Jerusalem

12-13 So they left the mountain called Olives and returned to Jerusalem. It was a little over half a mile. They went to the upper room they had been using as a meeting place:

Peter,

John,

James,

Andrew,

Philip,

Thomas,

Bartholomew,

Matthew,

James, son of Alphaeus,

Simon the Zealot,

Judas, son of James.

14 They agreed they were in this for good, completely together in prayer, the women included. Also Jesus’ mother, Mary, and his brothers.

Replacing Judas

15-17 During this time, Peter stood up in the company—there were about 120 of them in the room at the time—and said, “Friends, long ago the Holy Spirit spoke through David regarding Judas, who became the guide to those who arrested Jesus. That Scripture had to be fulfilled, and now has been. Judas was one of us and had his assigned place in this ministry.

18-20 “As you know, he took the evil bribe money and bought a small farm. There he came to a bad end, rupturing his belly and spilling his guts. Everybody in Jerusalem knows this by now; they call the place Murder Meadow. It’s exactly what we find written in the Psalms:

Let his farm become haunted
So no one can ever live there.

“And also what was written later:

Let someone else take over his post.

21-22 “Judas must now be replaced. The replacement must come from the company of men who stayed together with us from the time Jesus was baptized by John up to the day of his ascension, designated along with us as a witness to his resurrection.”

23-26 They nominated two: Joseph Barsabbas, nicknamed Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed, “You, O God, know every one of us inside and out. Make plain which of these two men you choose to take the place in this ministry and leadership that Judas threw away in order to go his own way.” They then drew straws. Matthias won and was counted in with the eleven apostles.

Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Hechos 1

Jesusca Diospaj Espiritutami cachashca

1C'uyashca Teófilo, Jesús tucui imallata rurashcatapish, yachachishcatapish ñami sarunman punta quillcapi huillashpa cacharcani. Jesusca, Paita jahua pachaman apana punllacamami, chai tucuitaca rurashca. Shinallataj jucha illaj Espíritu yuyaita cujpimi, huillagrichun Pai agllashpa mingashcacunatapish, imalla ruranata yachachishpa saquishca. Paicunamanmi Jesusca, llaquita apashpa huañushca q'uipa causarishpaca, Pai causacushcatataj alli yachachun, chuscu chunga punllacama, cutin cutin ricurirca. Chai punllacunapica Dios mandacunmantapish ashtahuanmi yachachirca. Paicunahuan tandalla cashparajmi cashna nishpa mandashca:

–Jerusalenmantaca, amaraj maiman ringuichijchu. Ñuca sarun huillashca shinallataj, ñuca Yaya cachasha nishca Paipaj Espíritu shamungacama, caipi shuyanguichijlla. Juanca yacullahuanmi bautiźarca, ashtahuanpish cancunaca asha punllacuna q'uipaca, jucha illaj Espirituhuanmi bautiźashca canguichij– nircami.

Chashna nijpimi, chaipi tandanacushcacunaca:

–Apunchij Jesús, ¿cunanllatajchu cai llajtataca Israelcunallataj mandachun cugringui?– nishpa tapurcacuna.

Chashna nijpi, Jesusca cashnami nirca:

–Chaitaca, ñuca Yayallamari yachan. Cancunaca, ima huata, ima punlla Pai chaita ruranataca mana yachanachu canguichij. Shina cajpipish jucha illaj Espíritu shamushpami, cancunamanca ñucamanta huillai tucunata cunga. Chaimantami Jerusalenpi, tucui Judeapi, tucui Samariapi, tucui caru llajtacunapipish ñucamanta huillagringuichij– nircami.

Chashna nishca q'uipami, paicuna ricucujpi, Jesustaca jahua pachaman huichi aparca. Chaimantaca, p'uyuhuan pacajpimi, ña mana ricui tucurcacuna. 10 Jesús chashna rijta paicuna huichilla ricuracujpica, yurajlla churanata churarishca ishqui runacunaca, ñapish paicunapaj ñaupajpi shayarircallami.

11 Paicunaca:

–Galilea runacuna, ¿ima nishpataj huichilla chaparacunguichijlla? Cancunapajmanta jahua pachaman apashca cai Jesusllatajmi tigramunga. Ima shinami rijta ricurcanguichij, chashnallatajmi tigramunga– nircacunami.

Matiastami Judaspaj randi agllashcacuna

12 Chai q'uipami Olivos urcumantaca, Jerusalenman tigramurcacuna. Chai urcuca, Jerusalenmantaca shuj kilómetro shinallapimi. 13 Ña Jerusalenman chayashpaca, paicuna poźacushca huasi altibajomanmi huichiyarcacuna. Paicunaca Pedro, Jacobo, Juan, Andrés, Felipe, Tomás, Bartolomé, Mateo, Alfeopaj churi Jacobo, Zelote nishca Simón, Jacobopaj huauqui Judaspishmi carcacuna. 14 Tucui paicunami huarmicunahuanpish, Jesuspaj mama Mariahuanpish, Paipaj huauquicunahuanpish, Diostaca tucui shunguhuan shuj yuyailla mañaracurcacuna.

15 Chai punllacunapi Jesusta crijcunaca, patsaj ishqui chunga shinami tandanacushca carca. Chaicunapaj chaupipimi, Pedroca shayarishpa cashna nirca: 16 «Huauquicuna, jucha illaj Espiritumi, Jesusta japinaman shamujcunata pushamuj Judasmantaca Davidta huillachishca. Chaica pajtanatajmi carca. 17 Judasca, ñucanchijpurami carca, ñucanchijhuanmi huillashpa purirca. 18 Chashna cashpapish pai millaita rurashpa chasquishca cullquihuanca, allpatami randirca. Chaillapitajmi uriman uma urmashpa, huijsa tugyajpi chunllullicunapish tucui tallirirca. 19 Tucui Jerusalenpi causajcuna chaita yachashpami, chai allpataca paicunapaj quiquin rimaipi, Acéldama shutita churarcacuna. (Acéldama nishcaca, “Yahuar Allpa” nisha ninmi). 20 Chashna tucunatami Salmos Libropica, cashna quillcashca:

“Pai causashca huasica shitashca saquirichun,
chai huasipica pi ama causachun” ninmi.

Shinallataj:

“Pai ruracushcataca shujtaj runa japichun” nicunpishmi.

21 Chaipi nicushca shinallataj Jesús ñucanchijhuan cajpiraj, punllanta ñucanchijhuan purij runacuna tiyanmi. 22 Paicunaca, Jesusta Juan bautiźashcamantapacha, Jesús jahua pachaman ringacamami ñucanchijhuan puricurcacuna. Jesús causarishcata ñucanchijhuan huillachunca, paicunamanta maijantapish shujta agllashunchij» nircami.

23 Pedro chashna nijpica, ishquitami ch'icanchircacuna. Shujtaca, Justo nishca José Barsabasta, caishujtaca Matiastami agllarcacuna. 24 Paicunamantami cashna mañarcacuna: «¡Mandaj Dioslla, Canmi tucuicunapaj shunguta rijsingui! Cunanca, cai ishquimanta maijantapish Can agllashcata ñucanchijman ricuchihuai. 25 Can agllashca runaca, huillagrichun Can mingashcata ñucanchijhuan rurachun. Judasca mana caźushcamantami, pai maiman rina cashcallamantaj rirca» nishpami mañarca.

26 Chashna mañashpa suerteta rurajpica, Matiaspajmi urmarca. Chaimantami Matiastaca, huillagrichun Jesús mingashca chunga shujcunahuan tandachircacuna.