New American Standard Bible
When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;
King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the days of his receiving up were fulfilled, that he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.
World English Bible
It came to pass, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to Jerusalem,
Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in the completing of the days of his being taken up, that he fixed his face to go on to Jerusalem,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Should be received up - The word here translated "received up" means literally a removal from a lower to a higher place, and here it refers evidently to the solemn ascension of Jesus to heaven. It is often used to describe that great event. See Acts 1:11, Acts 1:22; Mark 16:19; 1 Timothy 3:16. The time appointed for him to remain on the earth was about expiring, and he resolved to go to Jerusalem and die. And from this we learn that Jesus made a voluntary sacrifice; that he "chose" to give his life for the sins of people. Humanly speaking, had he remained in Galilee he would have been safe; but that it might appear that he did not shun danger, and that he was really a voluntary sacrifice that no man had power over his life except as he was permitted (John 19:11 - he chose to put himself in the way of danger, and even to go into scenes which he knew would end in his death.
He stedfastly set his face - He determined to go to Jerusalem, or he set out resolutely. When a man goes toward an object, he may be said to set his face toward it. The expression here means only that he "resolved" to go, and it implies that he was not appalled by the dangers - that he was determined to brave all, and go up into the midst of his enemies - to die.
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If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.--LUKE 9:23. By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report.--All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.--The offence of the cross. If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: but let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Luke ix. 57, Etc. , Where the Case of the Three Persons is Treated Of, of whom one Said, "I Will
So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."
And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem.
While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee.
Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.
While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
After He had said these things, He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
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