1The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. 12Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey. 13And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 14These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
15¶ And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) 16Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. 17For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 18Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. 20For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. 21Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
An ɗauki Yesu zuwa sama
1A littafina na farko, Tiyofilus, na rubuta game da dukan abin da Yesu ya fara yi, da abin da ya koyar 2har zuwa ranar da aka ɗauke shi zuwa sama, bayan ya ba da umarnai ta wurin Ruhu Mai Tsarki ga manzannin da ya zaɓa. 3Bayan wahalarsa, ya bayyana kansa ga waɗannan mutane ya kuma ba da tabbatattun alamu masu yawa cewa yana da rai. Ya bayyana a gare su har kwana arba’in ya kuma yi musu magana game da mulkin Allah. 4A wani lokaci, yayinda yake ci tare da su, ya ba su wannan umarni, “Kada ku bar Urushalima, amma ku jira kyautar da Ubana ya yi alkawari, wadda kuka ji na yi magana a kai. 5Gama Yohanna ya yi baftisma da1.5 Ko kuwa a cikin ruwa, amma a cikin ’yan kwanaki za a yi muku baftisma da Ruhu Mai Tsarki.”
6Saboda haka, sa’ad da suka taru, sai suka tambaye shi, “Ubangiji, a wannan lokaci za ka mayar da mulki ga Isra’ila?”
7Ya ce musu, “Ba naku ba ne ku san lokuta ko ranakun da Uban ya shirya cikin ikonsa. 8Amma ku za ku karɓi iko sa’ad da Ruhu Mai Tsarki ya sauka a kanku; za ku kuma zama shaiduna cikin Urushalima, da kuma cikin dukan Yahudiya da Samariya, zuwa kuma iyakar duniya.”
9Bayan ya faɗi wannan, sai aka ɗauke shi sama a idanunsu sai wani girgije ya rufe shi daga ganinsu.
10Suna zuba ido a bisa, zuwa cikin sararin sama yayinda yake tafiya, nan da nan, sai ga mutane biyu saye da fararen riguna tsaye kusa da su. 11Sai suka ce, “Mutanen Galili, don me kuke tsaye a nan kuna duban sararin sama? Wannan Yesu, wanda aka ɗauke daga gare ku zuwa sama, zai komo daidai yadda kuka ga ya tafi sama.”
An zaɓi Mattiyas yă ɗauki matsayin Yahuda
12Sai suka koma Urushalima daga tudun da ake kira Dutsen Zaitun, tafiyar ranar Asabbaci guda daga birnin. 13Da suka iso, sai suka hau gidan sama, zuwa ɗakin da suke zama. Waɗanda suka kasance kuwa su ne,
Bitrus, Yohanna, Yaƙub da Andarawus;
Filibus da Toma;
Bartolomeyu da Mattiyu;
Yaƙub ɗan Alfayus da Siman Zilot, da kuma Yahuda ɗan Yaƙub.
14Waɗannan duka suka duƙufa cikin addu’a, tare da waɗansu mata da Maryamu mahaifiyar Yesu, da kuma tare da ’yan’uwansa.
15A waɗancan kwanakin Bitrus ya miƙe tsaye cikin ’yan’uwa masu bi (taron da ya yi kusan mutum ɗari da ashirin) 16ya ce, “’Yan’uwana, dole a cika Nassin nan da Ruhu Mai Tsarki ya yi magana tun da daɗewa ta bakin Dawuda game da Yahuda, wanda ya zama jagora ga waɗanda suka kama Yesu 17dā shi ɗaya ne cikinmu, ya kuma yi hidima a cikin aikin nan.”
18(Da ladar da ya samu saboda muguntarsa Yahuda ya sayi wani fili; a can ya fāɗi da kā, jikinsa ya fashe, hanjinsa kuma duk suka zubo. 19Kowa a Urushalima ya ji game da wannan, saboda haka suka kira wannan filin Akeldama, da yarensu, wato, Filin Jini.)
20Bitrus ya ce, “Gama yana a rubuce a cikin Littafin Zabura cewa,
“ ‘Bari wurinsa yă zama babu kowa;
kada kowa ya zauna a cikinsa,’1.20 Zab 69.25
“ ‘Bari wani ya ɗauki matsayinsa na shugabanci.’1.20 Zab 109.8
21Saboda haka dole a zaɓi ɗaya daga cikin mutanen da suke tare da mu duk lokacin da Ubangiji Yesu yake shiga da fita a cikinmu, 22farawa daga baftisma ta Yohanna har zuwa sa’ad da aka ɗauke Yesu daga gare mu. Gama dole ɗaya daga waɗannan ya zama shaidar tashinsa daga matattu tare da mu.”
23Saboda haka suka gabatar da mutane biyu. Yusuf mai suna Barsabbas (da aka kuma sani da Yustus) da kuma Mattiyas. 24Sai suka yi addu’a suka ce, “Ubangiji, ka san zuciyar kowa. Nuna mana wanne a cikin waɗannan biyu da ka zaɓa 25ya karɓi wannan aikin manzanci, wanda Yahuda ya bari don yă tafi wurin da yake nasa.” 26Sa’an nan suka jefa ƙuri’u, ƙuri’ar kuwa ta fāɗo a kan Mattiyas; sai aka sa shi cikin manzannin nan goma sha ɗaya.