The Fourfold Gospel
J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton (1914)

(Olivet, between Jerusalem and Bethany.)
bMARK XVI. 19, 20; cLUKE XXIV. 50-53; eACTS I. 9-12.

      b19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken unto them,   e9 And when he had said these things, che led them out until they were over against Bethany: and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.   51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he parted from them [it is significant that our Lord's gesture, when last seen of men, was one of blessing], and eas they were looking, he was taken {ccarried breceived} cup into heaven. aand a cloud received him out of their sight. band [he] sat down at the right hand of God.   c52 And they worshipped him,   e10 And while they were looking stedfastly into heaven as he went, behold, two men [angels in human form] stood by them in white apparel;   11 who also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven. [Thus the angels add their testimony to the sureness of our Lord's promise that he will return.]   12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, cwith great joy;   53 and were continually in the temple, blessing God.   b20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.

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