Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

Matendo Ya Mitume 1

1Mpendwa Teofilo, Katika Kitabu changu cha kwanza nilikuan dikia kuhusu mambo yote aliyotenda Yesu, hadi wakati alipopaa mbinguni. Kabla hajachukuliwa juu, aliwapa mitume wake maagizo kwa njia ya Roho Mtakatifu. Alijionyesha kwao akiwa hai muda wa siku arobaini baada ya kufufuka kwake. Akawahakikishia kwa njia nyingi ya kuwa ni yeye na akaongea nao kuhusu Ufalme wa Mungu.

Wakati mmoja alipokuwa nao, aliwapa amri hii, “Msiondoke Yerusalemu, mpaka mtakapopokea ahadi aliyotoa Baba, ambayo mmeni sikia nikiizungumzia. Kwa maana Yohana aliwabatiza kwa maji lakini baada ya siku chache mtabatizwa kwa Roho Mtakatifu.”

Yesu Apaa Mbinguni

Mitume walipokutana na Yesu walimwuliza, “Bwana, wakati huu ndipo utawarudishia Waisraeli ufalme ?”

Yesu akawaambia, “Si juu yenu kufahamu wakati na majira ambayo yamewekwa na Baba kwa mamlaka yake. Lakini mtapokea nguvu akishawajilia Roho Mtakatifu, nanyi mtakuwa mashahidi wangu katika Yerusalemu na Yudea yote na Samaria, hadi mwisho wa dunia.”

Baada ya kusema haya, wakiwa wanatazama, alichukuliwa juu, na wingu likamficha wasimwone tena. 10 Walikuwa bado wakikaza macho yao mawinguni alipokuwa akienda, ndipo ghafla, wanaume wawili waliovaa mavazi meupe walisimama karibu nao, 11 wakasema, “Ninyi watu wa Galilaya, mbona mnasimama hapa mkitazama mbin guni? Yesu huyu huyu aliyechukuliwa mbinguni atarudi tena kama mlivyomwona akienda mbinguni.”

12 Ndipo mitume waliporudi Yerusalemu kutoka mlima wa Mizeituni ulioko umbali wa kama kilometa moja kutoka mjini. 13 Walipoingia mjini Yerusalemu walikwenda katika chumba cha ghorofani walipokuwa wakiishi: Petro, Yohana, Yakobo na Andrea, Filipo, Tomaso, Bartholomayo na Mathayo, Yakobo mwana wa Alfayo na Simoni aliyeitwa Mzalendo, na Yuda mwana wa Yakobo.

14 Hawa wote waliamua kwa kauli moja kutumia muda wao wote kusali, wakiwa pamoja na wale akina mama, Mariamu mama yake Yesu pamoja na ndugu zake.

15 Ilikuwa ni katika siku hizo ambapo Petro alisimama kati ya waamini wote, watu wapatao mia moja na ishirini, 16 akasema, “Ndugu zangu, ilibidi Maandiko ambayo Roho Mtakatifu alitabiri kupitia kwa Daudi kumhusu Yuda aliyewaongoza wale waliomkamata Yesu, yatimie. 17 Yuda alikuwa mmoja wetu, kwa maana na yeye alichaguliwa ashiriki katika huduma hii.” 18 Yuda alinunua shamba kwa zile fedha alizopata kutokana na uovu wake na akiwa huko shambani alianguka kifudifudi akapasuka na matumbo yote yakatoka nje. 19 Kila mkazi wa Yerusalemu alisikia habari hizi, kwa hiyo wakapaita mahali hapo kwa lugha yao, Akeldama, yaani ‘shamba la Damu.’ 20 Kama ilivyoandikwa katika kitabu cha Zab uri, ‘Mahali pake pasiwe na kitu wala asiwepo mtu atakayekaa hapo,’ na, ‘Nafasi yake ichukuliwe na mwingine.”’

Mathiya Achaguliwa

21 “Kwa hiyo inatubidi tumchague mtu mwingine kati ya wale ambao wamekuwa pamoja nasi 22 tangu wakati Yesu alipobatizwa na Yohana mpaka siku aliyochukuliwa mbinguni. Mmoja wao inabidi aun gane nasi kama shahidi wa ufufuo wa Yesu.”

23 Wakapendekeza majina ya watu wawili. Yusufu, aitwaye Barsaba, pia alijulikana kama Yusto, na Mathiya. 24 Wakaomba, “Bwana ujuaye mioyo ya watu wote, tunakuomba utuonyeshe ni yupi kati ya hawa wawili uliyemchagua 25 achukue nafasi ya huduma na utume ambayo Yuda aliiacha akaenda panapomstahili.”

26 Kisha wakapiga kura na Mathiya akachaguliwa. Basi akain gizwa katika kundi la wale mitume kumi na mmoja.

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