New Living Translation

Acts 1

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

1In my first book[a] I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit. During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.

Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. John baptized with[b] water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

The Ascension of Jesus

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”

He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”

Matthias Replaces Judas

12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a distance of half a mile.[c] 13 When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying.

Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the zealot), and Judas (son of James). 14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.

15 During this time, when about 120 believers[d] were together in one place, Peter stood up and addressed them. 16 “Brothers,” he said, “the Scriptures had to be fulfilled concerning Judas, who guided those who arrested Jesus. This was predicted long ago by the Holy Spirit, speaking through King David. 17 Judas was one of us and shared in the ministry with us.”

18 (Judas had bought a field with the money he received for his treachery. Falling headfirst there, his body split open, spilling out all his intestines. 19 The news of his death spread to all the people of Jerusalem, and they gave the place the Aramaic name Akeldama, which means “Field of Blood.”)

20 Peter continued, “This was written in the book of Psalms, where it says, ‘Let his home become desolate, with no one living in it.’ It also says, ‘Let someone else take his position.’[e]

21 “So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— 22 from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.”

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they all prayed, “O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen 25 as an apostle to replace Judas in this ministry, for he has deserted us and gone where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and Matthias was selected to become an apostle with the other eleven.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 The reference is to the Gospel of Luke.
  2. 1:5 Or in; also in 1:5b.
  3. 1:12 Greek a Sabbath day’s journey.
  4. 1:15 Greek brothers.
  5. 1:20 Pss 69:25; 109:8.

Nkwa Asem

Asomafo 1

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 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. 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.

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. Yohane de, ɔde nsu na ɛbɔɔ asu, nanso mo de ɛrenkyɛ, wɔde Honhom Kronkron no bɛbɔ mo asu.”

Yesu Sorokɔ

Asuafo no nyinaa ne Yesu hyiaa mu no, wobisaa no se, “Awurade, bere yi mu na wode ahenni no bɛma Israel anaa?”

Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Ɛho nhia sɛ mubehu bere a Agya no nam ne tumi so ahyehyɛ ato hɔ no. 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.”

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.