New International Version
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
King James Bible
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Darby Bible Translation
And having said these things he was taken up, they beholding [him], and a cloud received him out of their sight.
World English Bible
When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Young's Literal Translation
And these things having said -- they beholding -- he was taken up, and a cloud did receive him up from their sight;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He was taken up - He was speaking face to face with them, and while they beheld he was taken up; he began to ascend to heaven, and they continued to look after him till a cloud received him out of their sight - till he had ascended above the region of the clouds, by the density of which all farther distinct vision was prevented. These circumstances are very remarkable, and should be carefully noted. They render insupportable the theory that states, "that our Lord did not ascend to heaven; that his being taken up signifies his going into some mountain, the top of which was covered with clouds, or thick vapours; and that the two men in white garments were two priests, or Levites, who simply informed the disciples of his revisiting them again at some future time." One would suppose that an opinion of this kind could hardly ever obtain credit among people professing Christianity; and yet it is espoused by some men of considerable learning and ingenuity. But the mere letter of the text will be ever sufficient for its total confutation. He that believes the text cannot receive such a miserable comment. Foreign critics and divines take a most sinful latitude on subjects of this kind.
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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.
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
1 Thessalonians 4:17
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Timothy 3:16
Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
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