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Skutky Apoštolov 1

1 Milý Teofil,

vo svojej prvej knihe som sa usiloval opísať všetko, čo Ježiš konal a učil od počiatku

až do svojho odchodu k Bohu do neba. Vtedy dal aj posledné pokyny prostredníctvom Ducha Svätého úzkemu okruhu svojich učeníkov.

Od svojej smrti a zmŕtvychvstania sa s nimi štyridsať dní stretával, mnohorakým spôsobom im dokázal, že naozaj žije, a rozprával im o kráľovstve Božom.

Keď boli ešte spolu, povedal im, aby po jeho odchode neodchádzali z Jeruzalema, ale čakali tam, kým Boh nesplní svoj sľub.

Ján krstil vodou, ale vás Boh v najbližších dňoch pokrstí svojím Svätým Duchom."

Raz, keď boli zasa spolu, spýtali sa ho jeho učeníci: Pane, teraz už konečne oslobodíš Izrael a urobíš ho nezávislým národom?"

Odpovedal im: Nie je vašou starosťou vyzvedať sa, kedy to bude. Boh koná podľa vlastného rozhodnutia.

Ale vy teraz dostanete Ducha Svätého a s ním zvláštnu silu, aby ste sa stali mojimi svedkami nielen v Jeruzaleme, ale v celom Judsku, v Samárii aj po celom svete."

Po týchto slovách sa vzniesol pred ich očami dohora a zastrel ho oblak.

10 Kým uprene hľadeli, ako odchádza, zjavili sa vedľa nich dvaja muži v bielom

11 a oslovili ich: Galilejčania, prečo tu stojíte a dívate sa do neba? Ježiš od vás odišiel, ale jedného dňa sa znova k vám vráti."

12 To sa stalo na Olivovom vrchu, vzdialenom asi štvrť hodiny cesty od Jeruzalema.

13 Vrátili sa do mesta, kde v hornej miestnosti domu spoločne bývali Peter, Jakub, Ján, Andrej, Filip, Tomáš, Bartolomej, Matúš, Jakub, syn Alfejov, Šimon prezývaný Horlivec a Júda, syn Jakubov.

14 Tí všetci sa jednomyseľne a vytrvalo modlievali a s nimi aj niektoré ženy, Ježišova matka Mária a jeho bratia.

Medzera po Judášovi vyplnená

15 Pri jednom zhromaždení, kde sa zišlo asi stodvadsať Ježišových nasledovníkov, vystúpil Peter a povedal:

16 Bratia, naplnila sa predpoveď Písma o Judášovi.

17 Judáš bol jedným z nás dvanástich apoštolov. Dostal rovnaké poverenie ako my,

18 a predsa sa znížil k tomu, že priviedol stráž, ktorá Ježiša zatkla. Za peniaze, čo dostal ako svoju odmenu, si kúpil pozemok, ktorý dnes jeruzalemskí obyvatelia nazývajú Akeldamach -- Pole krvi. A potom skončil svoj život strašným spôsobom -- spadol dolu hlavou, telo sa mu roztrhlo a vypadli mu vnútornosti.

19 Tak sa splnili slová, ktoré Duch Svätý vložil do úst Dávida

20 a sú zaznamenané v Žalmoch:Jeho obydlie nech spustne a nech v ňom nik nebýva. A na inom mieste:Jeho poverenie nech prevezme iný.

21 Musíme teda nahradiť Judáša. Vyberme muža, ktorý bol spolu s nami s Pánom Ježišom celý čas

22 od chvíle, keď ho Ján pokrstil, až do jeho odchodu do neba. A ten spolu s nami bude svedčiť, že Ježiš vstal z mŕtvych.

23 Vybrali teda dvoch: Jozefa Barsabáša, ktorého prezývali Spravodlivý, a Mateja.

24 Potom sa modlili: Pane, ty poznáš srdce každého človeka. Ukáž, ktorého z týchto dvoch si si vyvolil,

25 aby bol tvojím apoštolom namiesto Judáša, zradcu, ktorý odišiel ta, kam patrí."

26 Potom im dali ťahať lós a ten označil Mateja, ktorý sa stal dvanástym apoštolom.

New International Version - UK

Acts 1

Jesus taken up into heaven

1In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptised with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptised with[b] the Holy Spirit.’

Then they gathered round him and asked him, ‘Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’

He said to them: ‘It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’

Matthias chosen to replace Judas

12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk[c] from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, ‘Brothers and sisters,[d] the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.’

18 (With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. 19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

20 ‘For,’ said Peter, ‘it is written in the Book of Psalms:

‘“May his place be deserted;
    let there be no one to dwell in it,”[e]

and,

‘“May another take his place of leadership.”[f]

21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.’

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.’ 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Notas al pie

  1. Acts 1:5 Or in
  2. Acts 1:5 Or in
  3. Acts 1:12 That is, about 5/8 mile or about 1 kilometre
  4. Acts 1:16 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 6:3; 11:29; 12:17; 16:40; 18:18, 27; 21:7, 17; 28:14, 15.
  5. Acts 1:20 Psalm 69:25
  6. Acts 1:20 Psalm 109:8