Luke 24:43-53 NIV

43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.1

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44 He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you:2 Everything must be fulfilled3 that is written about me in the Law of Moses,4 the Prophets5 and the Psalms."6

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      45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
      46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer7 and rise from the dead on the third day,8

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      47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name9 to all nations,10 beginning at Jerusalem.11

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      48 You are witnesses12 of these things.

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      49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised;13 but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

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      The Ascension

      50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany,14 he lifted up his hands and blessed them.

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      51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.15

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      52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
      53 And they stayed continually at the temple,16 praising God.

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