44 Jesus said to them, “While I was still with you, I told you that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Books of the Prophets, and in the Psalms[a] had to happen.”
45 Then he helped them understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them:
The Scriptures say that the Messiah must suffer, then three days later he will rise from death. 47 They also say that all people of every nation must be told in my name to turn to God, in order to be forgiven. So beginning in Jerusalem, 48 you must tell everything that has happened. 49 I will send you the one my Father has promised,[b] but you must stay in the city until you are given power from heaven.
Jesus Returns to Heaven
50 Jesus led his disciples out to Bethany, where he raised his hands and blessed them. 51 As he was doing this, he left and was taken up to heaven.[c]52 After his disciples had worshiped him,[d] they returned to Jerusalem and were very happy. 53 They spent their time in the temple, praising God.
24.44Psalms: The Jewish Scriptures were made up of three parts: (1) the Law of Moses, (2) the Books of the Prophets, (3) and the Writings, which included the Psalms. Sometimes the Scriptures were just called the Law or the Law (of Moses) and the Books of the Prophets.
24.49the one my Father has promised: Jesus means the Holy Spirit.
24.51and was taken up to heaven: These words are not in some manuscripts.
24.52After his disciples had worshiped him: These words are not in some manuscripts.
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