Jesus taken up into heaven
1In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3After 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. 4On 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. 5For John baptised with1:5 Or in water, but in a few days you will be baptised with1:5 Or in the Holy Spirit.’
6Then they gathered round him and asked him, ‘Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’
7He said to them: ‘It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But 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.’
9After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10They 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
12Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk1:12 That is, about 1 kilometre from the city. 13When 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, Simon the Zealot and Judas son of James.
14They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
15In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16and said, ‘Brothers and sisters,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. 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. 17He 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. 19Everyone 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,”1:20 Psalm 69:25
‘ “May another take his place of leadership.”1:20 Psalm 109:8
21Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22beginning 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.’
23So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24Then they prayed, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.’ 26Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
Jesũ Kuoywo Athiĩ Igũrũ
11:1 Luk 1:1-4Thĩinĩ wa ibuku rĩakwa rĩa mbere, wee Theofilo-rĩ, nĩndakwandĩkĩire maũndũ mothe marĩa Jesũ aambĩrĩirie gwĩka na kũrutana 21:2 Math 28:19, 20; Mar 16:19nginya mũthenya ũrĩa oirwo agĩtwarwo igũrũ thuutha wa kũhe atũmwo arĩa aathuurĩte mawatho na ũndũ wa Roho Mũtheru. 31:3 Math 28:17; Mar 1:4Thuutha wa kũnyariirĩka gwake, akĩĩonania kũrĩ andũ acio na akĩheana imenyithia nyingĩ cia kuonania atĩ aarĩ muoyo. Nĩamoimĩrĩire ihinda rĩa mĩthenya mĩrongo ĩna, na akĩaria ũhoro ũkoniĩ ũthamaki wa Ngai. 41:4 Luk 24:49; Joh 14:16Hĩndĩ ĩmwe, rĩrĩa aarĩĩanagĩra nao, nĩamathire, akĩmeera atĩrĩ: “Mũtikoime Jerusalemu, no etererai kĩheo kĩrĩa Ithe witũ eeranĩire, o kĩrĩa inyuĩ mwanaigua ngĩaria ũhoro wakĩo. 51:5 Mar 1:4Nĩgũkorwo Johana aabatithanagia na maaĩ, no inyuĩ mũrĩbatithio na Roho Mũtheru mĩthenya mĩingĩ ĩtaanathira.”
6Nĩ ũndũ ũcio rĩrĩa maagomanire hamwe makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Mwathani, ihinda rĩĩrĩ nĩrĩo ũgũcookeria andũ a Isiraeli ũthamaki wao?”
71:7 Gũcook 29:29; Math 24:36Nake akĩmeera atĩrĩ: “Ti ũhoro wanyu kũmenya ciathĩ o na kana mahinda marĩa Ithe witũ atuĩte na ũhoti wake mwene. 81:8 Atũm 2:1-4; Luk 24:48No nĩmũrĩheo hinya rĩrĩa Roho Mũtheru arĩũka igũrũ rĩanyu; na inyuĩ nĩmũgatuĩka aira akwa thĩinĩ wa Jerusalemu, na Judea guothe, na Samaria, na nginya ituri ciothe cia thĩ.”
91:9 Atũm 1:2Aarĩkia kuuga ũguo, akĩoywo na igũrũ o meroreire, narĩo itu rĩkĩmũhumbĩra magĩtiga kũmuona rĩngĩ.
101:10 Joh 20:12O hĩndĩ ĩyo maikarĩte macũthĩrĩirie mũno akĩambata matu-inĩ-rĩ, o rĩmwe andũ eerĩ mehumbĩte nguo njerũ makĩrũgama o hau maarĩ. 11Makĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Andũ aya a Galili,1:11 Arutwo a Jesũ othe moimĩte Galili tiga o Judasi, no hĩndĩ ĩno nĩeyũragĩte. mũrũgamĩte haha mũcũthĩrĩirie igũrũ nĩkĩ? Jesũ o ro ũcio, ũrĩa weherio harĩ inyuĩ aatwarwo igũrũ-rĩ, agaacooka o ro ũguo mwamuona agĩthiĩ.”
Mathia Gũthuurwo Acooke Ithenya rĩa Judasi
121:12 Luk 24:52; Arom 7:1Hĩndĩ ĩyo magĩcooka Jerusalemu moimĩte Kĩrĩma-inĩ kĩa Mĩtamaiyũ,1:12 Kĩrĩma gĩkĩ kĩarĩ gatagatĩ ka Jerusalemu na Bethania. Ayahudi matietĩkĩrĩtio gũthiĩ rũgendo rũraihu mũthenya wa Thabatũ. mũigana wa rũgendo rũrĩa rũngĩathiirwo mũthenya wa Thabatũ kuuma itũũra inene. 131:13 Atũm 9:37; 20:8; Luk 6:14-16Rĩrĩa maakinyire, makĩambata nyũmba ya igũrũ ĩrĩa maikaraga. Nao andũ arĩa maarĩ ho maarĩ Petero, na Johana, na Jakubu na Anderea; Filipu na Toma, na Baritholomayo na Mathayo; Jakubu mũrũ wa Alufayo, na Simoni Mũzelote, na Judasi mũrũ wa Jakubu. 141:14 Atũm 2:42; Luk 23:49, 55Othe makĩnyiitanĩra hamwe, makĩrũmanĩrĩria kũhooya, hamwe na atumia, na Mariamu nyina wa Jesũ, o na ariũ a nyina na Jesũ.
15Na rĩrĩ, matukũ-inĩ macio Petero akĩrũgama gatagatĩ-inĩ ka andũ arĩa meetĩkĩtie (gĩkundi kĩa andũ ta igana rĩa mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ), 16akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, Maandĩko no nginya mangĩahingire marĩa Roho Mũtheru aaririe tene na kanua ka Daudi ũhoro ũkoniĩ Judasi, ũrĩa watongoririe andũ arĩa maanyiitire Jesũ. 171:17 Joh 6:70, 71Aarĩ ũmwe witũ na nĩagwatanagĩra na ithuĩ ũtungata-inĩ ũyũ.”
181:18 Math 26:14, 15; Math 27:3-10(Judasi nĩagũrire gĩthaka na kĩheo kĩrĩa aamũkĩrire nĩ ũndũ wa waganu wake. Nake akĩgũa gĩthaka-inĩ kĩu na mũnduru, nayo nda yake ĩgĩtathũka, namo mara mothe makiuma. 19Andũ othe a kũu Jerusalemu makĩigua ũhoro ũcio, na nĩ ũndũ ũcio magĩĩta gĩthaka kĩu na rũthiomi rwao Ekiladama, ũguo nĩ kuuga, Gĩthaka kĩa Thakame.)
201:20 Thab 69:25; Thab 109:8“Nĩgũkorwo nĩ kwandĩkĩtwo Ibuku-inĩ rĩa Thaburi atĩrĩ,
“ ‘Mũciĩ wake ũrokira ihooru;
kũroaga mũndũ wa gũtũũra kuo,’
ningĩ gũkaandĩkwo atĩrĩ,
“ ‘Ũtongoria wake ũrooywo nĩ mũndũ ũngĩ.’
21Nĩ ũndũ ũcio nĩ kwagĩrĩire gũthuurwo mũndũ ũmwe kuuma kũrĩ andũ arĩa makoretwo marĩ hamwe na ithuĩ ihinda rĩothe rĩrĩa Mwathani Jesũ aaceeraga na ithuĩ, 221:22 Mar 1:4; Luk 24:48kwambĩrĩria hĩndĩ ya ũbatithio wa Johana nginya hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Jesũ oirwo akĩambata akĩehera harĩ ithuĩ. Nĩgũkorwo mũndũ ũmwe wa aya no nginya atuĩke mũira hamwe na ithuĩ ũhoro-inĩ wa kũriũka gwake.”
23Nĩ ũndũ ũcio makĩrũgamia andũ eerĩ, Jusufu ũrĩa wetagwo Barasaba1:23 Barasaba nĩ kuuga “Mũrũ wa Thabatũ.” (na no oĩkaine ta Jusito), na Mathia. 241:24 Kũg 2:23; 1Sam 14:41Magĩcooka makĩhooya makiuga atĩrĩ, “Mwathani, wee nĩũũĩ ngoro ya mũndũ wothe. Tuonie nũũ wa aya eerĩ ũthuurĩte 25nĩguo oe ũtungata ũyũ wa gũtuĩka mũtũmwo, ũrĩa Judasi aatigire nĩguo athiĩ kũrĩa kũrĩ gwake.” 26Magĩcooka magĩcuuka mĩtĩ, naguo mũtĩ ũkĩgwĩra Mathia; nĩ ũndũ ũcio akĩongererwo harĩ atũmwo acio ikũmi na ũmwe.