Jesus Is Taken Up Into Heaven
1Theophilus, I wrote about Jesus in my earlier book. I wrote about all he did and taught 2until the day he was taken up to heaven. Before Jesus left, he gave orders to the apostles he had chosen. He did this through the Holy Spirit. 3After his suffering and death, he appeared to them. In many ways he proved that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of 40 days. During that time he spoke about God’s kingdom. 4One day Jesus was eating with them. He gave them a command. “Do not leave Jerusalem,” he said. “Wait for the gift my Father promised. You have heard me talk about it. 5John baptized with water. But in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
6Then the apostles gathered around Jesus and asked him a question. “Lord,” they said, “are you going to give the kingdom back to Israel now?”
7He said to them, “You should not be concerned about times or dates. The Father has set them by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. Then you will tell people about me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria. And you will even tell other people about me from one end of the earth to the other.”
9After Jesus said this, he was taken up to heaven. The apostles watched until a cloud hid him from their sight.
10While he was going up, they kept on looking at the sky. Suddenly two men dressed in white clothing stood beside them. 11“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking at the sky? Jesus has been taken away from you into heaven. But he will come back in the same way you saw him go.”
Matthias Is Chosen to Take the Place of Judas Iscariot
12The apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives. It is just over half a mile from the city. 13When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Here is a list of those who were there.
Peter, John, James and Andrew,
Philip and Thomas,
Bartholomew and Matthew,
James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas son of James
14They all came together regularly to pray. The women joined them too. So did Jesus’ mother Mary and his brothers.
15In those days Peter stood up among the believers. About 120 of them were there. 16Peter said, “Brothers and sisters, a long time ago the Holy Spirit spoke through David. He spoke about Judas Iscariot. What the Scripture said would happen had to come true. Judas was the guide for the men who arrested Jesus. 17But Judas was one of us. He shared with us in our work for God.”
18Judas bought a field with the payment he received for the evil thing he had done. He fell down headfirst in the field. His body burst open. All his insides spilled out. 19Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this. So they called that field Akeldama. In their language, Akeldama means the Field of Blood.
20Peter said, “Here is what is written in the Book of Psalms. It says,
“ ‘May his home be deserted.
May no one live in it.’ (Psalm 69:25)
The Psalms also say,
“ ‘Let someone else take his place as leader.’ (Psalm 109:8)
21So we need to choose someone to take his place. It will have to be a man who was with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us. 22That time began when John was baptizing. It ended when Jesus was taken up from us. The one we choose must join us in telling people that Jesus rose from the dead.”
23So they suggested the names of two men. One was Joseph, who was called Barsabbas. He was also called Justus. The other man was Matthias. 24Then the believers prayed. They said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen. 25Show us who should take the place of Judas as an apostle. He gave up being an apostle to go where he belongs.” 26Then they cast lots. Matthias was chosen. So he was added to the 11 apostles.
Jesusca Diospaj Espiritutami cachashca
1Cʼuyashca Teófilo, Jesús tucui imallata rurashcatapish, yachachishcatapish ñami sarunman punta quillcapi huillashpa cacharcani. 2Jesusca, Paita jahua pachaman apana punllacamami, chai tucuitaca rurashca. Shinallataj jucha illaj Espíritu yuyaita cujpimi, huillagrichun Pai agllashpa mingashcacunatapish, imalla ruranata yachachishpa saquishca. 3Paicunamanmi Jesusca, llaquita apashpa huañushca qʼuipa causarishpaca, Pai causacushcatataj alli yachachun, chuscu chunga punllacama, cutin cutin ricurirca. Chai punllacunapica Dios mandacunmantapish ashtahuanmi yachachirca. 4Paicunahuan tandalla cashparajmi cashna nishpa mandashca:
—Jerusalenmantaca, amaraj maiman ringuichijchu. Ñuca sarun huillashca shinallataj, ñuca Yaya cachasha nishca Paipaj Espíritu shamungacama, caipi shuyanguichijlla. 5Juanca yacullahuanmi bautiźarca, ashtahuanpish cancunaca asha punllacuna qʼuipaca, jucha illaj Espirituhuanmi bautiźashca canguichij— nircami.
6Chashna nijpimi, chaipi tandanacushcacunaca:
—Apunchij Jesús, ¿cunanllatajchu cai llajtataca Israelcunallataj mandachun cugringui?— nishpa tapurcacuna.
7Chashna nijpi, Jesusca cashnami nirca:
—Chaitaca, ñuca Yayallamari yachan. Cancunaca, ima huata, ima punlla Pai chaita ruranataca mana yachanachu canguichij. 8Shina cajpipish jucha illaj Espíritu shamushpami, cancunamanca ñucamanta huillai tucunata cunga. Chaimantami Jerusalenpi, tucui Judeapi, tucui Samariapi, tucui caru llajtacunapipish ñucamanta huillagringuichij— nircami.
9Chashna nishca qʼuipami, paicuna ricucujpi, Jesustaca jahua pachaman huichi aparca. Chaimantaca, pʼuyuhuan pacajpimi, ña mana ricui tucurcacuna. 10Jesús chashna rijta paicuna huichilla ricuracujpica, yurajlla churanata churarishca ishqui runacunaca, ñapish paicunapaj ñaupajpi shayarircallami.
—Galilea runacuna, ¿ima nishpataj huichilla chaparacunguichijlla? Cancunapajmanta jahua pachaman apashca cai Jesusllatajmi tigramunga. Ima shinami rijta ricurcanguichij, chashnallatajmi tigramunga— nircacunami.
Matiastami Judaspaj randi agllashcacuna
12Chai qʼuipami Olivos urcumantaca, Jerusalenman tigramurcacuna. Chai urcuca, Jerusalenmantaca shuj kilómetro shinallapimi. 13Ña 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. 14Tucui paicunami huarmicunahuanpish, Jesuspaj mama Mariahuanpish, Paipaj huauquicunahuanpish, Diostaca tucui shunguhuan shuj yuyailla mañaracurcacuna.
15Chai 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. 17Judasca, ñucanchijpurami carca, ñucanchijhuanmi huillashpa purirca. 18Chashna cashpapish pai millaita rurashpa chasquishca cullquihuanca, allpatami randirca. Chaillapitajmi uriman uma urmashpa, huijsa tugyajpi chunllullicunapish tucui tallirirca. 19Tucui Jerusalenpi causajcuna chaita yachashpami, chai allpataca paicunapaj quiquin rimaipi, Acéldama shutita churarcacuna. (Acéldama nishcaca, “Yahuar Allpa” nisha ninmi). 20Chashna tucunatami Salmos Libropica, cashna quillcashca:
“Pai causashca huasica shitashca saquirichun,
chai huasipica pi ama causachun” ninmi.
“Pai ruracushcataca shujtaj runa japichun” nicunpishmi.
21Chaipi nicushca shinallataj Jesús ñucanchijhuan cajpiraj, punllanta ñucanchijhuan purij runacuna tiyanmi. 22Paicunaca, Jesusta Juan bautiźashcamantapacha, Jesús jahua pachaman ringacamami ñucanchijhuan puricurcacuna. Jesús causarishcata ñucanchijhuan huillachunca, paicunamanta maijantapish shujta agllashunchij» nircami.
23Pedro chashna nijpica, ishquitami chʼicanchircacuna. Shujtaca, Justo nishca José Barsabasta, caishujtaca Matiastami agllarcacuna. 24Paicunamantami cashna mañarcacuna: «¡Mandaj Dioslla, Quiquinmi tucuicunapaj shunguta rijsingui! Cunanca, cai ishquimanta maijantapish Quiquin agllashcata ñucanchijman ricuchihuai. 25Quiquin agllashca runaca, huillagrichun Quiquin mingashcata ñucanchijhuan rurachun. Judasca mana caźushcamantami, pai maiman rina cashcallamantaj rirca» nishpami mañarca.
26Chashna mañashpa suerteta rurajpica, Matiaspajmi urmarca. Chaimantami Matiastaca, huillagrichun Jesús mingashca chunga shujcunahuan tandachircacuna.