Luke 24:36-53 New American Standard Bible

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36  While they were telling these things , He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be to you." 37  But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit . 38  And He said to them, "Why are you troubled , and why e do doubts arise in your hearts ? 39  " See My hands and My feet , that it is I Myself ; touch Me and see , for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have ." 40  And when He had said this , He showed them His hands and His feet . 41  While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement , He said to them, " Have you anything here to eat ?" 42  They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish ; 43  and He took it and ate it before them. 44  Now He said to them, " These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled ." 45  Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures , 46  and He said to them, " Thus it is written , that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day , 47  and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations , beginning from Jerusalem . 48  "You are witnesses of these things . 49  "And behold , I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high ."

The Ascension

50  And He led them out as far as Bethany , and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 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 e in the temple praising God .

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