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

Then they gathered round 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]

and,

‘“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.

Footnotes

  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 kilometre
  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

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Apostelenes gerninger 1

11-3 Højtærede Teofilus!

I min tidligere beretning fortalte jeg dig om alle de mirakler, Jesus udførte, og om hans undervisning lige fra begyndelsen af, og indtil han blev taget op til Himlen. I de 40 dage, der gik fra hans opstandelse til hans himmelfart, viste han sig adskillige gange for de apostle, han havde udvalgt. På den måde beviste han, at han virkelig var blevet levende igen, og når de var sammen, talte han med dem om Guds rige og gav dem ved Helligåndens inspiration sine instrukser.

Helligåndens og Guds riges komme

En dag, da de spiste sammen, sagde Jesus: „I må ikke tage væk fra Jerusalem, før I har modtaget det, som Faderen har lovet, og som jeg har fortalt jer om. Johannes døbte jo med vand, men I vil om ganske få dage blive døbt med Helligåndens kraft.”

Mens de var sammen, spurgte de ham: „Herre, er tiden nu kommet, hvor du vil genoprette Israels kongerige?”

Jesus svarede: „Det tilkommer ikke jer at få kendskab til de tidspunkter, som Faderen i sin almagt har fastsat. Men I skal modtage en ny kraft, når Helligånden kommer over jer, og så skal I bringe budskabet om mig til Jerusalem, til hele Judæa og Samaria, ja, helt til verdens ende.”

Jesus tages op til Himlen, hvorfra han skal vende tilbage igen

Derefter blev Jesus løftet op fra jorden, mens de så på det, og han forsvandt ind i en sky. 10 Som de nu blev ved at stirre op mod himlen for at se, hvor han var blevet af, stod der pludselig to hvidklædte mænd hos dem. 11 „Mænd fra Galilæa,” sagde de, „hvorfor står I og stirrer op i luften? Jesus, som nu er taget bort til Himlen, vil komme tilbage igen på samme måde, som I så ham forsvinde.”

Disciplene samles til bøn

12 Apostlene gik så ned fra Olivenbjerget, hvor det her var sket, og tilbage til Jerusalem. Det var kun omkring et kvarters gang. 13 De gik hen til det hus, hvor de plejede at samles i en stor sal ovenpå. De 11 tilbageværende apostle var: Peter, Johannes, Jakob og Andreas, Filip og Thomas, Bartolomæus og Mattæus, Jakob, Alfæusʼ søn, Simon Frihedskæmper og Judas, Jakobs søn. 14 De mødtes ofte for i fællesskab at bede til Gud. Også de kvinder, der havde fulgt Jesus, samt Jesu mor og hans brødre, var med.

Mattias erstatter Judas som apostel

15 Nogle dage senere, hvor en gruppe på ca. 120 disciple var samlet, rejste Peter sig og sagde: 16 „Venner, det var jo nødvendigt, at det skriftord, som Helligånden talte gennem David, skulle gå i opfyldelse, det ord, der handler om Judas, som viste vej for dem, der pågreb Jesus. 17 Judas var en af os og havde fået en aposteltjeneste ligesom os. 18-20 Det profetiske ord fra David, som passer på ham, står i Salmernes Bog:

‚Lad hans hjem ligge øde hen,
    lad ingen bo der mere.’[a]

Og et andet sted står der: ‚Lad en anden overtage hans lederfunktion.’[b]” (De penge, Judas fik for sit forræderi, brugte han til at købe en mark. Så gik han hen og styrtede sig i døden, og i faldet blev han revet op, så hans indvolde væltede ud. Alle i Jerusalem hørte, hvordan det gik ham, og man kalder nu det sted for „Blodmarken”.[c])

21-22 Peter fortsatte: „Derfor bør vi nu finde en mand, som kan overtage Judasʼ plads. Det skal være en, der har været sammen med os hele tiden, mens Jesus var hos os—lige fra dengang han blev døbt af Johannes, og indtil han blev taget bort og vendte tilbage til Himlen. Den mand skal sammen med os bevidne, at Jesus virkelig er genopstået fra de døde.”

23 De udpegede så to mænd, Josef Justus Barsabbas og Mattias. 24 Derefter bad de: „Herre, du som kender alle menneskers inderste tanker, vis os nu hvem af dem, du har valgt i stedet for Judas, 25 så han kan overtage den aposteltjeneste, som Judas forlod for at tage derhen, hvor han hører hjemme.” 26 Derpå kastede de lod, og loddet faldt på Mattias. Fra da af blev han regnet med blandt apostlene.

Footnotes

  1. 1,18-20 Jf. Sl. 69,26.
  2. 1,18-20 Sl. 109,8b.
  3. 1,18-20 Lukas har lidt flere ord: På deres eget sprog blev marken kaldt Hakeldama, dvs. „Blodmarken”.