Luke 24:44-53 NIV

44 He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you:1 Everything must be fulfilled2 that is written about me in the Law of Moses,3 the Prophets4 and the Psalms."5

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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 suffer6 and rise from the dead on the third day,7

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      47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name8 to all nations,9 beginning at Jerusalem.10

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      48 You are witnesses11 of these things.

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      49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised;12 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,13 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.14

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      52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
      53 And they stayed continually at the temple,15 praising God.

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