King James Version

Acts 1:1-26

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.

Japanese Contemporary Bible

使徒の働き 1:1-26






4そんなある時のことです。イエスは使徒たちに、こうお命じになりました。「エルサレムから離れてはいけません。前にも言ったように、父が約束を果たしてくださるまで、待っていなさい。 5バプテスマのヨハネは水でバプテスマ(洗礼)を授けましたが、もうすぐ、あなたがたは聖霊によるバプテスマを受けるからです。」


7「それがいつかは、父がお決めになります。あなたがたが、あれこれ言うことはできません。 8しかし、聖霊があなたがたに下る時、あなたがたは大きな力を受け、エルサレムからユダヤ全土、そしてサマリヤから地の果てまで、わたしの死と復活を伝える証人となります。」

9こうお答えになると、イエスは、見守る使徒たちの目の前で天に上げられ、たちまち雲の中に姿を消されました。 10彼らがなおも目をこらして見上げていると、突然、白い衣を着た人が二人、そばに立って言いました。


12このことが起こったのはオリーブ山でした。そこから一キロほど歩いてエルサレムに戻るとすぐ、 13-14使徒たちは、泊まっていた家の二階で祈り会を始めました。そこにいたのは次の人たちです。ペテロ、ヨハネ、ヤコブ、アンデレ、ピリポ、トマス、バルトロマイ、マタイ、ヤコブ〔アルパヨの息子〕、シモン〔「熱心党」という反体制グループのメンバー〕、ユダ〔ヤコブの息子〕、イエスの母、イエスの兄弟たち、何人かの婦人たち。

15この祈り会は数日間続きました。ある日、百二十人ほどが集まっていた時、ペテロが立ち上がり、次のように提案しました。 16「皆さん。イエスを捕らえた暴徒どもの手引きをしたユダには、聖書のことばどおりのことが起こりました。そうならなければならなかったのです。ずっと昔、聖霊によって、ダビデ王が預言したことだからです。 17ユダは、使徒にも選ばれた、私たちの仲間でした。 18ところが彼は、裏切りで得た金で畑を手に入れたものの、まっさかさまに落ちて体が裂け、はらわたがみな飛び出すという無残な死に方をしたのです。 19この出来事は、あっという間にエルサレム中に広まり、人々はその場所を『血の畑』と呼ぶようになりました。 20実は、ダビデ王が聖書の詩篇の中で、『彼の家は荒れ果て、だれも住まなくなれ』『彼の仕事を、ほかの人に与えよ』と預言しているのです。