New American Standard Bible

Acts 1

Introduction

1The first account I [a]composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had [b]by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To [c]these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. [d]Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for [e]what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [f]with the Holy Spirit [g]not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

The Ascension

And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into [h]the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into [i]the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

The Upper Room

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the [j]mount called [k]Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a [l]Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and [m]James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, [n]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the [o]son of [p]James. 14 These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

15 [q]At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty [r]persons was there together), and said, 16 “Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. 19 And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms,

Let his homestead be made desolate,
And let no one dwell in it’;

and,

Let another man take his [s]office.’

21 Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out [t]among us— 22 beginning [u]with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” 23 So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen 25 to [v]occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they [w]drew lots for them, and the lot fell [x]to Matthias; and he was [y]added to the eleven apostles.

Notas al pie

  1. Acts 1:1 Lit made
  2. Acts 1:2 Or through
  3. Acts 1:3 Lit whom
  4. Acts 1:4 Or eating with; or lodging with
  5. Acts 1:4 Lit the promise of the Father
  6. Acts 1:5 Or in
  7. Acts 1:5 Lit not long after these many days
  8. Acts 1:10 Or heaven
  9. Acts 1:11 Or heaven
  10. Acts 1:12 Or hill
  11. Acts 1:12 Or Olive Grove
  12. Acts 1:12 I.e. 2K cubits, or approx 3/5 mile
  13. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  14. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  15. Acts 1:13 Or brother
  16. Acts 1:13 Or Jacob
  17. Acts 1:15 Lit In these days
  18. Acts 1:15 Lit names
  19. Acts 1:20 Lit position as overseer
  20. Acts 1:21 Lit to us
  21. Acts 1:22 Lit from
  22. Acts 1:25 Lit take the place of
  23. Acts 1:26 Lit gave
  24. Acts 1:26 Or upon
  25. Acts 1:26 Lit voted together with

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。