Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven

In my former book,(A) Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach(B) until the day he was taken up to heaven,(C) after giving instructions(D) through the Holy Spirit to the apostles(E) he had chosen.(F) After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them(G) over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.(H) On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait(I) for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.(J) For John baptized with[a] water,(K) but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”(L)

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore(M) the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.(N) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;(O) and you will be my witnesses(P) in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,(Q) and to the ends of the earth.”(R)

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Footnotes

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The Ascension of Jesus

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany,(A) he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.(B) 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple,(C) praising God.

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19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven(A) and he sat at the right hand of God.(B) 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs(C) that accompanied it.

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