44 Now He said to them, "1These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the 2Law of Moses and the Prophets and 3the Psalms must be fulfilled."

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      45 Then He 4opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

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      46 and He said to them, "5Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and 6rise again from the dead the third day,

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      47 and that 7repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to 8all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

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        • r 24:47 - Later mss read "and forgiveness"
        • s 24:47 - Or "on the basis of"
          49 "And behold, 10I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but 11you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."

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          The Ascension

          50 And He led them out as far as 12Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.

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          51 While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.
          52 And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
          53 and were continually * in the temple praising God.

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            • t 24:53 - Lit "blessing"