And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;…
The stable of Bethlehem disappears, and behold the clouds are His chariot. That lonely wanderer amid the hills of Palestine, who was forsaken by all, persecuted by many, is now attended by thousands of angels. The hand which held the reed now sways the sceptre of universal dominion. He has ]eft the Cross and ascended the great white throne; and many crowns now sparkle on the head around which thorns were wreathed. He was crucified then amid the execrations of the mob; now He comes amid the hallelujahs of the skies to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe.
(W. Landels, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;