Luke 24:52

52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

Read Luke 24:52 Using Other Translations

And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy.

What does Luke 24:52 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 24:52

And they worshipped him
Not with a civil worship, as he was sometimes worshipped by men, in the days of his flesh, who, though they took him for some extraordinary person, knew him not to be the Son of God; but with religious worship as God: for by his resurrection from the dead, Christ was declared to be the Son of God, and both by that, and by his going to his Father, his ascension to heaven, the disciples were more confirmed in his proper deity, and divine sonship; and therefore worshipped him as God; by calling upon his name, ascribing blessings and honour, and glory, to him; by making him the object of their reverence and fear; and by trusting in him; and by doing every religious act in his name, and which they ever after continued to do:

and returned to Jerusalem:
as they were ordered, where they were to tarry and wait for the pouring down of the Spirit: and this they did

with great joy;
for though their Lord was parted from them, and was gone to heaven, this did not cause sorrow, as did his death, but, on the contrary, joy, even great joy; partly because of the glory he was entered into, and possessed of; and partly on account of what he was gone to do for them; to appear in the presence of God for them, to make intercession for them, to take possession of heaven in their name, and to prepare a place for them, as well as to receive gifts for them; and now they return to Jerusalem with great cheerfulness, in full hope and expectation, yea, assurance of faith, that they should shortly receive the promise of the Father.

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