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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 baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”

Then they gathered around 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]


“‘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.


  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 kilometer
  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

Nkwa Asem

Asomafo 1

Asafo no Asehyɛ

1M’adamfo pa Teofilo, me nhoma a edi kan a mekyerɛw wo no mu no, mekaa Yesu nnwuma a ɔyɛe, ne ne nkyerɛkyerɛ kosi bere a Onyankopɔn bɛfaa no kɔɔ soro no ho asɛm. Ansa na wɔrebɛfa no akɔ soro no, ɔnam Honhom Kronkron tumi so kyerɛkyerɛɛ n’asuafo no. Ne wusɔre akyi, ɔtenaa asase so adaduanan, yii ne ho adi mpɛn pii kyerɛɛ n’asuafo no de kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, ampa, ɔte ase. Ɔkaa Onyankopɔn ahenni ho asɛm nso kyerɛɛ wɔn.

Da bi a ɔne wɔn redidi no, ɔhyɛɛ wɔn se, “Mummfi Yerusalem, na montwɛn akyɛde a m’agya ahyɛ mo ho bɔ a maka ho asɛm akyerɛ mo no. Yohane de, ɔde nsu na ɛbɔɔ asu, nanso mo de ɛrenkyɛ, wɔde Honhom Kronkron no bɛbɔ mo asu.”

Yesu Sorokɔ

Asuafo no nyinaa ne Yesu hyiaa mu no, wobisaa no se, “Awurade, bere yi mu na wode ahenni no bɛma Israel anaa?”

Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Ɛho nhia sɛ mubehu bere a Agya no nam ne tumi so ahyehyɛ ato hɔ no. Na sɛ Honhom Kronkron no ba mo so a, mubenya tumi na moayɛ m’adansefo wɔ Yerusalem ne Yudea nyinaa ne Samaria kosi asase ano.”

Ɔkasa wiei no, asuafo no huu no sɛ ɔnam omununkum mu rekɔ soro na wɔanhu no bio. 10 Wogu so rehwɛ wim no, amonom hɔ ara, mmarima baanu bi a wɔhyehyɛ ntade fitafitaa begyinaa wɔn nkyɛn, 11 kae se, “Mo mmarima a mufi Galilea, adɛn nti na mugyina ha rehwɛ wim? Yesu a wɔafa no afi mo nkyɛn kɔ soro no, sɛnea osi kɔɔ soro no, saa ara na ɔbɛsan aba bio.”

Woyi Yuda Nanmusifo

12 Eyi akyi no, asuafo no fii Ngo Bepɔw no so baa Yerusalem. Efi Ngo Bepɔw no so ba Yerusalem no bɛyɛ borɔfokwansin fa. 13 Woduu hɔ no, wɔkɔɔ ɔdan bi a na ɛwɔ aborɔsan a na wɔte so mu. Nnipa a na wɔwɔ hɔ no ne: Petro, Yohane, Yakobo ne Andrea; Filipo, Toma, Bartolomeo, Mateo, Alfeo ba Yakobo, Simon Seloteni ne Yakobo ba Yuda. 14 Na saa asuafo yi nyinaa taa ne mmea bi te sɛ Yesu ne na Maria ne Yesu nnuammarimanom hyia bɔ mpae.

15 Nna kakraa bi akyi no, gyidifo no a wɔn dodow bɛyɛ sɛ ɔha aduonu no hyiae na Petro sɔre kasae se:

16 “Me nuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ nkɔm a Honhom Kronkron no nam David so hyɛ faa Yuda ho sɛ ɛnam no so na wɔbɛkyere Yesu no ba mu. 17 Yɛn a Yesu yii yɛn no, na Yuda nso ka yɛn ho wɔ ɔsom no mu. 18 Sika a Yuda nya fii ade bɔne a ɔyɛe no mu no wɔde tɔɔ asase wɔ faako a owui hɔ. Ɔtew bɛhwee fam maa ne mu paee maa n’ayamde tu guu so. 19 Nnipa a na wɔte Yerusalem nyinaa tee saa asɛm yi no, wɔtoo asase no din wɔ wɔn ankasa kasa mu se Hekeldama a ase kyerɛ ne sɛ, ‘Mogya Asase.’” 20 Petro toaa so kae se, “Wɔakyerɛw wɔ Dawid nnwom mu se, ‘Ne fi nna mpan, na ne som adwuma no obi mfa.’”

21 “Enti ɛsɛ sɛ yeyi nnipa a yɛne wɔn nantewee bere a na Yesu ne yɛn dii akɔneaba no nyinaa, 22 fi Yohane asubɔ adwuma no so de kosi bere a wɔfaa Yesu fii yɛn nkyɛn kɔɔ soro no, efisɛ, ɛsɛ sɛ saa nnipa no mu baako bɛka yɛn ho ne yɛn di Yesu wusɔre no ho adanse.

23 Woyii nnipa baanu. Ɔbaako din de Yosef a na wɔfrɛ no Barsaba, na wɔtaa nso frɛ no Yusto. Nea na ɔka ho no nso din de Matia. 24 Afei asuafo no bɔɔ mpae se, “Awurade, wunim obiara koma mu. Ɛno nti kyerɛ yɛn nnipa baanu yi mu nea woapaw no, 25 sɛ ommesi Yuda a wanya ne baabi kɔ no anan mu mmɛyɛ asomafodwuma no.”

26 Afei asuafo no bɔɔ wɔn so ntonto ma ɛbɔɔ Matia. Enti wɔfaa no kaa asomafo dubaako no ho.