Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Gawa 1:1-26

1Minamahal kong Teofilus:

Sa aking unang aklat, isinulat ko ang lahat ng ginawa at itinuro ni Jesus mula nang nagsimula siya sa kanyang gawain 2-3hanggang sa araw na dinala siya sa langit. Matapos siyang mamatay at mabuhay muli, makailang beses siyang nagpakita sa kanyang mga apostol sa ibaʼt ibang paraan para patunayan sa kanila na muli siyang nabuhay. Sa loob ng 40 araw, nagpakita siya sa kanila at nagturo tungkol sa paghahari ng Dios. At sa pamamagitan ng Banal na Espiritu, nag-iwan siya ng mga utos sa kanyang piniling mga apostol. 4Isang araw noon, habang kumakain sila kasama ni Jesus, sinabi niya, “Huwag muna kayong umalis sa Jerusalem. Hintayin ninyo ang Banal na Espiritu na ipinangako ng Dios Ama. Sinabi ko na ito noon sa inyo. 5Nagbautismo si Juan sa tubig, ngunit makalipas lang ang ilang araw ay babautismuhan kayo sa Banal na Espiritu.”

Ang Pag-akyat ni Jesus sa Langit

6Minsan nang nagtitipon sila, tinanong nila si Jesus, “Panginoon, ito na po ba ang panahon na ibabalik ninyo ang kaharian ng Israel?”1:6 Ang iniisip nila ay baka paaalisin na ni Jesus ang mga Romano na namamahala sa kanila para silang mga Israelita ay makapamahala muli sa kanilang bansa. 7Sumagot si Jesus, “Hindi pinahihintulutan ng Ama na malaman ninyo kung kailan mangyayari ang mga bagay na itinakda niya. 8Ngunit pagdating ng Banal na Espiritu sa inyo, bibigyan niya kayo ng kapangyarihan. At ipapahayag ninyo ang mga bagay tungkol sa akin, mula rito sa Jerusalem hanggang sa buong Judea at Samaria, at hanggang sa buong mundo.” 9Pagkasabi niya nito, dinala siya paitaas. At habang nakatingin sila sa kanya na pumapaitaas, tinakpan siya ng ulap at agad na nawala sa kanilang paningin.

10Habang nakatitig sila sa langit, may dalawang lalaking nakaputi na biglang tumayo sa tabi nila 11at nagsabi, “Kayong mga taga-Galilea, bakit nakatayo pa kayo rito at nakatingala sa langit? Si Jesus na inyong nakita na dinala paitaas ay babalik dito sa mundo. At kung paano siya pumaitaas, ganyan din ang kanyang pagbalik.”

Pumili ang mga Apostol ng Kapalit ni Judas

12Pagkatapos noon, bumalik ang mga apostol sa Jerusalem galing sa Bundok ng mga Olibo. Ang bundok na ito ay halos isang kilometro ang layo mula sa lungsod ng Jerusalem. 13Pagdating nila sa Jerusalem, dumiretso sila sa kwarto na nasa itaas ng bahay na tinutuluyan nila. Sila ay sina Pedro, Juan, Santiago, Andres, Felipe, Tomas, Bartolome, Mateo, Santiago na anak ni Alfeus, Simon na makabayan,1:13 makabayan: Si Simon ay naging kabilang sa grupo ng mga Judiong lumalaban sa mga taga-Roma. at si Judas na anak ni Santiago. 14Lagi silang nagtitipon para manalangin, kasama ang ilang mga babae, pati si Maria na ina ni Jesus, at ang mga lalaking kapatid ni Jesus.

15Nang mga araw na iyon, nagtipon ang mga 120 mananampalataya. Tumayo si Pedro at nagsalita,

16“Mga kapatid, kinakailangang matupad ang sinasabi ng Kasulatan na ipinahayag ng Banal na Espiritu noong una sa pamamagitan ni David. Ito ay tungkol kay Judas na nanguna sa mga dumakip kay Jesus. 17Dati, kasama namin siya bilang apostol, at may bahagi siya sa aming gawain.”

18(Pero bumili si Judas ng lupa mula sa perang isinuhol sa kanya sa pagtatraydor kay Jesus, at doon ay pasubsob siyang nahulog. Pumutok ang tiyan niya at lumabas ang kanyang bituka. 19Nalaman ito ng lahat ng tao sa Jerusalem, kaya tinawag nila ang lugar na iyon na Akeldama, na ang ibig sabihin ay “Bukid ng Dugo”.) 20Sinabi pa ni Pedro, “Nasusulat sa mga Salmo,

‘Pabayaan na lang ang kanyang tirahan,

at dapat walang tumira roon.’1:20 Salmo 69:25.

At nasusulat din,

‘Ibibigay na lang sa iba ang kanyang tungkulin.’

21-22“Kaya kinakailangan nating pumili ng tao na ipapalit kay Judas, na kasama nating magpapatotoo sa muling pagkabuhay ni Jesus. Dapat isa siya sa mga kasama natin na naglingkod sa Panginoong Jesus noong nandito pa siya sa mundo, mula noong nagbabautismo si Juan hanggang sa panahon na dinala si Jesus sa langit.” 23Kaya dalawang lalaki ang kanilang pinagpilian: si Matias at si Jose na tinatawag na Barsabas (o Justus). 24At bago sila pumili, nanalangin sila, “Panginoon, ikaw ang nakakaalam ng puso ng lahat ng tao. Kaya ipaalam nʼyo sa amin kung sino sa dalawang ito ang pipiliin nʼyo 25na maging apostol bilang kapalit ni Judas. Sapagkat tinalikuran ni Judas ang kanyang gawain bilang isang apostol, at pumunta siya sa lugar na nararapat sa kanya.” 26Pagkatapos nilang manalangin, nagpalabunutan sila. At ang nabunot nila ay si Matias. Kaya si Matias ang idinagdag sa 11 apostol.

New International Reader's Version

Acts 1:1-26

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.