Luke 24:36-53 Bible in Basic English

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36  And while they were saying these things, he himself was among them, and said to them, Peace be with you! 37  But they were full of fear, being of the opinion that they were seeing a spirit. 38  And he said to them, Why are you troubled, and why are your hearts full of doubt? 39  See; my hands and my feet: it is I myself; put your hands on me and make certain; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have. 40  And when he had said this, he let them see his hands and his feet. 41  And because, for joy and wonder, they were still in doubt, he said to them, Have you any food here? 42  And they gave him a bit of cooked fish. 43  And before their eyes he took a meal. 44  And he said to them, These are the words which I said to you when I was still with you, how it was necessary for all the things which are in the writings of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms about me, to be put into effect. 45  Then he made the holy Writings clear to their minds. 46  And he said to them, So it is in the Writings that the Christ would undergo death, and come back to life again on the third day; 47  And that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name. 48  You are witnesses of these things. 49  And now I will send to you what my father has undertaken to give you, but do not go from the town, till the power from heaven comes to you.

The Ascension

50  And he took them out till they were near Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he gave them a blessing. 51  And while he was doing so, he went from them and was taken up into heaven. 52  And they gave him worship and went back to Jerusalem with great joy. 53  And they were in the Temple at all times, giving praise to God.


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