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.
Kanisa La Kwanza
Ahadi Ya Roho Mtakatifu
11:1 Lk 1:14; 3:23Katika kitabu changu cha kwanza nilikuandikia, mpendwa Theofilo, kuhusu mambo yote Yesu aliyofanya na kufundisha tangu mwanzo, 21:2 Mk 16:19; 6:30; Mt 28:19-20; 10:1-4; Yn 13:18hadi siku ile alipochukuliwa kwenda mbinguni, baada ya kuwapa maagizo kupitia kwa Roho Mtakatifu wale mitume aliowachagua. 31:3 1Kor 15:5-7; Mt 28:17; Lk 24:39-43Baada ya mateso yake, alijionyesha kwao na kuwathibitishia kwa njia nyingi kwamba yeye yu hai. Katika muda wa siku arobaini baada ya kufufuka kwake aliwatokea na kunena kuhusu Ufalme wa Mungu. 41:4 Lk 24:49; Yn 14:16; Mdo 2:33Wakati mmoja alipokuwa pamoja nao, aliwapa amri hii, “Msitoke Yerusalemu, bali ingojeni ahadi ya Baba, ambayo mmenisikia nikisema habari zake. 51:5 Mk 1:4, 8; Mt 3:11; Mdo 11:16; 19:4; Yoe 3:18; Mdo 2:4; 11:15Yohana aliwabatiza kwa maji, lakini baada ya siku chache mtabatizwa kwa Roho Mtakatifu.”
Yesu Apaa Mbinguni
(Marko 16:19-20; Luka 24:50-53)
61:6 Mt 17:11; Mdo 3:21; Lk 24:21; Isa 1:26; Dan 7:27; Amo 9:11Mitume walipokuwa wamekusanyika pamoja, wakamuuliza Yesu, “Bwana, je, huu ndio wakati wa kuwarudishia Israeli ufalme?”
71:7 Za 102:13; Mt 24:48Yesu akawaambia, “Si juu yenu kujua nyakati na majira ambayo Baba ameyaweka katika mamlaka yake mwenyewe. 81:8 Mdo 2:1-4; Lk 24:48Lakini mtapokea nguvu akiisha kuwajilia juu yenu Roho Mtakatifu, nanyi mtakuwa mashahidi wangu katika Yerusalemu, Uyahudi kote na Samaria, hadi miisho ya dunia.”
91:9 Mk 16:19; Lk 24:51; Yn 6:62Baada ya kusema mambo haya, walipokuwa wanatazama, akachukuliwa juu mbinguni mbele ya macho yao na wingu likampokea wasimwone tena.
101:10 Lk 24:4; Yn 20:12; Mt 28:3; Mk 16:5; Mdo 10:3, 30Walipokuwa bado wakikaza macho yao kuelekea juu alipokuwa akienda zake Mbinguni, tazama ghafula, wanaume wawili waliovaa mavazi meupe wakasimama karibu nao, 111:11 Mdo 2:7; Mt 16:27; Lk 21:27; 1Tim 3:16; Mdo 1:7wakasema, “Enyi watu wa Galilaya, mbona mnasimama mkitazama juu angani? Huyu Yesu aliyechukuliwa kutoka kwenu kwenda Mbinguni, atarudi tena jinsi iyo hiyo mlivyomwona akienda zake Mbinguni.”
Mathiya Achaguliwa Badala Ya Yuda
121:12 Lk 24:52; Mt 21:1Ndipo waliporudi Yerusalemu kutoka Mlima wa Mizeituni, uliokuwa karibu na Yerusalemu, umbali wa mwendo wa Sabato1:12 Mwendo wa Sabato hapa ina maana umbali wa mita 1,100. kutoka mjini. 131:13 Mdo 9:37; 20:8; Mt 10:2-4; Mk 3:16-19Walipowasili mjini Yerusalemu, walikwenda ghorofani kwenye chumba walichokuwa wakiishi. Wale waliokuwepo walikuwa: Petro, Yohana, Yakobo, Andrea, Filipo, Tomaso, Bartholomayo, Mathayo, Yakobo mwana wa Alfayo, Simoni Zelote1:13 Zelote hapa ina maana alikuwa mwanachama wa Wazelote, kikundi cha Kiyahudi cha kupinga jeuri ya Warumi. na Yuda mwana wa Yakobo. 141:14 Lk 18:1; 23:49-55; Mt 12:46Hawa wote waliungana pamoja katika maombi. Pamoja nao walikuwepo wanawake kadha, na Maria mama yake Yesu, pamoja na ndugu zake Yesu.
151:15 Ufu 3:4Katika siku hizo Petro akasimama katikati ya waumini (jumla yao wote walikuwa watu wapatao 120), akasema, 161:16 Mt 10:4; Yn 13:18“Ndugu zangu, ilibidi Andiko litimie ambalo Roho Mtakatifu alitabiri kupitia kwa Daudi kumhusu Yuda aliyewaongoza wale waliomkamata Yesu. 171:17 Yn 6:70-71; Mt 10:4; Lk 6:16; Mdo 12:25; 20:24; 21:19Yuda alikuwa mmoja wetu, kwa maana na yeye alichaguliwa ashiriki katika huduma hii.”
181:18 Mt 26:14-15; 27:3-10(Basi Yuda alinunua shamba kwa zile fedha za uovu alizopata; akiwa huko shambani akaanguka, akapasuka na matumbo yote yakatoka nje. 191:19 Yn 5:2Kila mtu Yerusalemu akasikia habari hizi, kwa hiyo wakapaita mahali hapo kwa lugha yao, Akeldama, yaani Shamba la Damu).
201:20 Za 69:25; 109:8“Kama vile ilivyoandikwa katika kitabu cha Zaburi,
“ ‘Mahali pake na pawe ukiwa,
wala asiwepo yeyote atakayeishi humo,’
“ ‘Mtu mwingine aichukue nafasi yake ya uongozi.’
211:21 Yn 15:27Kwa hiyo inatubidi tumchague mtu mwingine miongoni mwa wale ambao wamekuwa pamoja nasi wakati wote Bwana Yesu alipoingia na kutoka katikati yenu, 221:22 Mk 1:4; Lk 24:48kuanzia ubatizo wa Yohana mpaka siku aliyochukuliwa kutoka kwetu kwenda Mbinguni. Kwa kuwa mmoja wao inabidi awe shahidi pamoja nasi wa ufufuo wake.”
231:23 Mdo 15:22Wakapendekeza majina ya watu wawili: Yosefu, aitwaye Barsaba (ambaye pia alijulikana kama Yusto) na Mathiya. 241:24 Mdo 13:3; 14:23; 1Sam 16:7; Ufu 2:23Kisha wakaomba, wakasema, “Bwana, wewe waujua moyo wa kila mtu. Tuonyeshe ni yupi kati ya hawa wawili uliyemchagua 251:25 Mdo 1:17ili achukue nafasi ya huduma ya utume ambayo Yuda aliiacha ili aende mahali pake mwenyewe.” 261:26 Mdo 2:14Kisha wakawapigia kura, nayo kura ikamwangukia Mathiya, naye akaongezwa kwenye wale mitume kumi na mmoja.