Asafo no Asehyɛ
1M’adamfo pa Teofilo, me nhoma a edi kan a mekyerɛw wo no mu no, mekaa Yesu nnwuma a ɔyɛe, ne ne nkyerɛkyerɛ 2 kosi bere a Onyankopɔn bɛfaa no kɔɔ soro no ho asɛm. Ansa na wɔrebɛfa no akɔ soro no, ɔnam Honhom Kronkron tumi so kyerɛkyerɛɛ n’asuafo no. 3 Ne wusɔre akyi, ɔtenaa asase so adaduanan, yii ne ho adi mpɛn pii kyerɛɛ n’asuafo no de kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, ampa, ɔte ase. Ɔkaa Onyankopɔn ahenni ho asɛm nso kyerɛɛ wɔn.
4 Da bi a ɔne wɔn redidi no, ɔhyɛɛ wɔn se, “Mummfi Yerusalem, na montwɛn akyɛde a m’agya ahyɛ mo ho bɔ a maka ho asɛm akyerɛ mo no. 5 Yohane de, ɔde nsu na ɛbɔɔ asu, nanso mo de ɛrenkyɛ, wɔde Honhom Kronkron no bɛbɔ mo asu.”
6 Asuafo no nyinaa ne Yesu hyiaa mu no, wobisaa no se, “Awurade, bere yi mu na wode ahenni no bɛma Israel anaa?”
7 Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Ɛho nhia sɛ mubehu bere a Agya no nam ne tumi so ahyehyɛ ato hɔ no. 8 Na sɛ Honhom Kronkron no ba mo so a, mubenya tumi na moayɛ m’adansefo wɔ Yerusalem ne Yudea nyinaa ne Samaria kosi asase ano.”
9 Ɔkasa wiei no, asuafo no huu no sɛ ɔnam omununkum mu rekɔ soro na wɔanhu no bio. 10 Wogu so rehwɛ wim no, amonom hɔ ara, mmarima baanu bi a wɔhyehyɛ ntade fitafitaa begyinaa wɔn nkyɛn, 11 kae se, “Mo mmarima a mufi Galilea, adɛn nti na mugyina ha rehwɛ wim? Yesu a wɔafa no afi mo nkyɛn kɔ soro no, sɛnea osi kɔɔ soro no, saa ara na ɔbɛsan aba bio.”
Woyi Yuda Nanmusifo
12 Eyi akyi no, asuafo no fii Ngo Bepɔw no so baa Yerusalem. Efi Ngo Bepɔw no so ba Yerusalem no bɛyɛ borɔfokwansin fa. 13 Woduu hɔ no, wɔkɔɔ ɔdan bi a na ɛwɔ aborɔsan a na wɔte so mu. Nnipa a na wɔwɔ hɔ no ne: Petro, Yohane, Yakobo ne Andrea; Filipo, Toma, Bartolomeo, Mateo, Alfeo ba Yakobo, Simon Seloteni ne Yakobo ba Yuda. 14 Na saa asuafo yi nyinaa taa ne mmea bi te sɛ Yesu ne na Maria ne Yesu nnuammarimanom hyia bɔ mpae.
15 Nna kakraa bi akyi no, gyidifo no a wɔn dodow bɛyɛ sɛ ɔha aduonu no hyiae na Petro sɔre kasae se:
16 “Me nuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ nkɔm a Honhom Kronkron no nam David so hyɛ faa Yuda ho sɛ ɛnam no so na wɔbɛkyere Yesu no ba mu. 17 Yɛn a Yesu yii yɛn no, na Yuda nso ka yɛn ho wɔ ɔsom no mu. 18 Sika a Yuda nya fii ade bɔne a ɔyɛe no mu no wɔde tɔɔ asase wɔ faako a owui hɔ. Ɔtew bɛhwee fam maa ne mu paee maa n’ayamde tu guu so. 19 Nnipa a na wɔte Yerusalem nyinaa tee saa asɛm yi no, wɔtoo asase no din wɔ wɔn ankasa kasa mu se Hekeldama a ase kyerɛ ne sɛ, ‘Mogya Asase.’” 20 Petro toaa so kae se, “Wɔakyerɛw wɔ Dawid nnwom mu se, ‘Ne fi nna mpan, na ne som adwuma no obi mfa.’”
21 “Enti ɛsɛ sɛ yeyi nnipa a yɛne wɔn nantewee bere a na Yesu ne yɛn dii akɔneaba no nyinaa, 22 fi Yohane asubɔ adwuma no so de kosi bere a wɔfaa Yesu fii yɛn nkyɛn kɔɔ soro no, efisɛ, ɛsɛ sɛ saa nnipa no mu baako bɛka yɛn ho ne yɛn di Yesu wusɔre no ho adanse.
23 Woyii nnipa baanu. Ɔbaako din de Yosef a na wɔfrɛ no Barsaba, na wɔtaa nso frɛ no Yusto. Nea na ɔka ho no nso din de Matia. 24 Afei asuafo no bɔɔ mpae se, “Awurade, wunim obiara koma mu. Ɛno nti kyerɛ yɛn nnipa baanu yi mu nea woapaw no, 25 sɛ ommesi Yuda a wanya ne baabi kɔ no anan mu mmɛyɛ asomafodwuma no.”
26 Afei asuafo no bɔɔ wɔn so ntonto ma ɛbɔɔ Matia. Enti wɔfaa no kaa asomafo dubaako no ho.
1The first [a]account I made, Theophilus, was [a continuous report] about all the things that Jesus began to do and to [b]teach 2 until the day when He ascended to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given instruction to the apostles (special messengers) whom He had chosen. 3 To these [men] He also showed Himself alive after His suffering [in Gethsemane and on the cross], by [a series of] many infallible proofs and unquestionable demonstrations, appearing to them over a period of forty days and talking to them about the things concerning the kingdom of God. 4 While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak. 5 For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized and empowered and united with the Holy Spirit, not long from now.”
6 So when they had come together, they asked Him repeatedly, “Lord, are You at this time reestablishing the kingdom and restoring it to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority. 8 But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
9 And after He said these things, He was caught up as they looked on, and a cloud took Him up out of their sight. 10 While they were looking intently into the sky as He was going, two men in white clothing suddenly stood beside them, 11 who said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
The Upper Room
12 Then the disciples returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet (Olive Grove), which is near Jerusalem, [only] a Sabbath day’s journey (less than one mile) away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went upstairs to the upper room where they were staying [indefinitely]; that is, Peter, and John and [his brother] James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew (Nathanael) and Matthew, [c]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas (Thaddaeus) the son of James. 14 All these with one mind and one purpose were continually devoting themselves to prayer, [waiting together] along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
15 Now on one of these days Peter stood up among the brothers and sisters (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty believers was there) and he said, 16 “Brothers and sisters, it was necessary that the Scripture be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the lips of David [king of Israel] about Judas [Iscariot], who acted as guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he (Judas) was counted among us and received his share [by divine allotment] in this ministry.” 18 (Now Judas Iscariot [d]acquired a piece of land [indirectly] with the [money paid him as a] reward for his treachery, and falling headlong, his body burst open in the middle and all his intestines poured out. 19 All the people in Jerusalem learned about this, so in their own dialect—Aramaic—they called the piece of land Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For in the book of Psalms it is written,
‘Let his place of residence become desolate,
And let there be no one to live in it’;
‘Let another take his position as overseer.’
21 So of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus spent with us, 22 beginning with the baptism by John [at the outset of Jesus’ ministry] until the day when He was taken up from us—one of these men must become a witness with us [to testify] of His resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two men, Joseph, the one called Barsabbas (who was surnamed Justus), and Matthias. 24 They prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know all hearts [their thoughts, motives, desires], show us which one of these two You have chosen 25 to occupy this ministry and apostleship which Judas left to go to his own place [of evil].” 26 And they [e]cast lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
Notas al pie
- Acts 1:1 Luke is referring to his gospel.
- Acts 1:1 As the gospel tells us what Jesus began to do and teach, so Acts tells what He continued to do and teach by His Holy Spirit (F. F. Bruce).
- Acts 1:13 Also known as James the Less or James the Younger. His mother, Mary (Gr Maria), may have been either a sister or sister-in-law of Mary (Gr Mariam), the mother of Jesus.
- Acts 1:18 Peter means that the chief priests purchased the field in Judas’ name. He had returned to them with the money, and when they refused to accept it, he threw it into the temple sanctuary (Matt 27:3 ff). Afterwards they decided to buy the field for use as a burial ground for strangers. Peter goes on to say that Judas was disemboweled in a fall, while Matthew reports that Judas hanged himself (Matt 27:5). One explanation for the apparent discrepancy is that the rope or line that Judas was using broke, and the body fell in such a way as to be disemboweled (Matt 27:3 ff).
- Acts 1:26 The custom of the Jews was to write the names on stones, place them in a container and shake it until one stone fell out.