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Jesus ascende ao céu

11/2 Teófilo:

No meu primeiro escrito falei­te na vida e nos ensinamentos de Jesus e contei como ele voltou para o céu depois de ter dado aos apóstolos que escolheu instruções pelo Espírito Santo. Durante os quarenta dias que se seguiram à sua crucificação, apareceu diversas vezes, vivo, sem sombra de dúvida, aos apóstolos, a quem provou de muitas maneiras ser realmente ele aquele que viam. E nessas ocasiões falou­lhes no reino de Deus.

4/5 Num desses encontros, enquanto tomava uma refeição com eles, Jesus disse­lhes que não saíssem de Jerusalém enquanto o Espírito Santo não descesse sobre eles em cumprimento da promessa do Pai, assunto de que já tinha falado. “João baptizou­vos com água”, lembrou­lhes, “mas vocês serão baptizados com o Espírito Santo dentro de poucos dias.”

Noutra ocasião em que lhes apareceu, perguntaram­lhe: “Senhor, é agora que vais restaurar o reino de Israel?”

7/8 “É o Pai quem determina os tempos”, respondeu, “e não vos compete conhecê­los. Mas quando o Espírito Santo tiver descido sobre vocês, receberão poder para falar de mim ao povo de Jerusalém, e em toda a Judeia e Samaria, até aos extremos da Terra.”

9/11 Pouco depois Jesus subiu ao céu e desapareceu numa nuvem, enquanto o seguiam com os olhos. De súbito apareceram no meio deles dois homens vestidos de branco, que disseram: “Homens da Galileia, porque estão aí de olhos postos no firmamento? Jesus foi para o céu e um dia voltará tal como o viram partir!”

Matias é escolhido para substituir Judas

12/13 Isto aconteceu quando se encontravam no Monte das Oliveiras. Regressando a Jerusalém, que ficava quase a um quilómetro de distância, foram para uma sala no andar superior da casa onde estavam a ficar. Estavam ali: Pedro, João, Tiago, André, Filipe, Tomé, Bartolomeu, Mateus, Tiago (filho de Alfeu), Simão (a quem também chamavam o Zelota), Judas (filho de Tiago). 14 Todos se reuniam constantemente em oração, juntamente com Maria, a mãe de Jesus, várias outras mulheres, e os irmãos de Jesus.

15 Por esta altura, numa ocasião em que estavam presentes cerca de cento e vinte pessoas, Pedro levantou­se e disse­lhes o seguinte: 16 “Irmãos, era necessário que se cumprissem as Escrituras acerca de Judas, que servia de guia para aqueles que prenderam Jesus, pois isso já tinha sido anunciado há muito pelo Espírito Santo falando através do rei David. 17 Judas tinha sido um dos nossos, e, como nós, escolhido para ser apóstolo.

18/19 (Com o dinheiro que recebeu em paga da traição, ele comprou um campo, onde se suicidou, rompendo­se­lhe as entranhas. A notícia da sua morte depressa se espalhou em Jerusalém, tanto que o povo até deu ao local o nome de Campo de Sangue.)

20 A predição do rei David acerca deste acontecimento vem no livro dos Salmos, onde diz: ‘Que a sua casa fique abandonada, sem ninguém que nela habite,’ e ainda: ‘Que o seu trabalho seja confiado a outra pessoa.’

21/22 Agora temos de escolher alguém, em lugar de Judas, que se junte a nós para ser testemunha da ressurreição de Jesus. Escolhamos um homem que tenha estado connosco todo o tempo em que o Senhor andou entre nós, desde o seu baptismo por João até ao dia em que foi levado para o céu.”

23/25 A assembleia apontou dois homens: José Justo (também chamado Barsabás) e Matias. Feito isto, oraram: “Senhor, tu conheces os corações; indica­nos qual destes homens escolheste como apóstolo para substituir Judas, que foi para o lugar que merecia.” 26 Tiraram então sortes, sendo escolhido Matias, que passou a ser apóstolo com os outros onze.

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