44Now He said to them, "1These are My wordswhich I spoke to you while I was still with you, that allthings which are writtenabout Me in the 2Law of Moses and the Prophets and 3the Psalmsmust be fulfilled."45Then He 4opened their aminds to understand the Scriptures,
and He said to them, "5Thus it is written, that the bChrist would suffer and 6riseagain from the dead the thirdday,47and that 7repentancecfor forgiveness of sins would be proclaimeddin His name to 8all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.48"You are 9witnesses of thesethings.49"And behold, 10I am sendingforth the promise of My Father upon you; but 11you are to stay in the cityuntil you are clothed with power from on high."
And He led them out as far as 12Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.
And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with greatjoy,
and were continually in the templeepraisingGod.