Luke 24:45-53 NIV

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer1 and rise from the dead on the third day,2

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47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name3 to all nations,4 beginning at Jerusalem.5

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48 You are witnesses6 of these things.

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49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised;7 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,8 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.9

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52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
53 And they stayed continually at the temple,10 praising God.

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