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49 “And now I will send the Holy Spirit[a] upon you, just as my Father promised. Don’t begin telling others yet—stay here in the city until* the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”

50 Then Jesus led them out along the road to Bethany,[b] and lifting his hands to heaven, he blessed them, 51 and then began rising into the sky, and went on to heaven.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 24:49 the Holy Spirit, implied; literally, “the promise of my Father.” Don’t begin telling others yet—stay here in the city until, literally, “But wait here in the city until.” The paraphrase relates this to v. 47.
  2. Luke 24:50 along the road to Bethany, implied; Bethany was a mile or so away, across the valley on the Mount of Olives.
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