New International Version
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as he was blessing them, he was separated from them and was carried up into heaven.
World English Bible
It happened, while he blessed them, that he withdrew from them, and was carried up into heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
and it came to pass, in his blessing them, he was parted from them, and was borne up to the heaven;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Carried up into heaven - Ανεφερετο - into that heaven from which he had descended, John 1:18; John 3:13. This was forty days after his resurrection, Acts 1:3, during which time he had given the most convincing proofs of that resurrection, not only to the apostles, but to many others - to upwards of five hundred at one time, 1 Corinthians 15:6.
As in his life they had seen the way to the kingdom, and in his death the price of the kingdom, so in his ascension they had the fullest proof of the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the human body, and of his continual intercession at the right hand of God.
There are some remarkable circumstances relative to this ascension mentioned in Acts 1:4-12.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley, 1856. St. Luke xxiv. 5, 6. "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen." This is a very solemn day; for on this day the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. The question for us is, how ought we to keep it? that is, what sort of thoughts ought to be in our minds upon this day? Now, many most excellent and pious persons, and most pious books, seem to think that we ought to-day to think as much as possible of the sufferings of our Blessed Lord; and because we …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
September 18 Morning
The Living Dead
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
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