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Luke 24:49

    Luke 24:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And, behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem, until you be endued with power from on high.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And now I will send to you what my father has undertaken to give you, but do not go from the town, till the power from heaven comes to you.

    Webster's Revision

    And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

    World English Bible

    Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:49

    The promise of my Father - That is, the Holy Ghost, promised, John 15:26. See Acts 1:4; Acts 2:33.

    Until ye be endued with power - The energy of the Holy Ghost was to be communicated to them for three particular purposes.

    1. That he might be in them, a sanctifying comforter, fortifying their souls and bringing to their remembrance whatever Jesus had before spoken to them.

    2. That their preaching might be accompanied by his demonstration and power to the hearts of their hearers, so that they might believe and be saved.

    3. That they might be able to work miracles to confirm their pretensions to a Divine mission, and to establish the truth of the doctrines they preached.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 24:49

    The promise of my Father - The promise which the Father had made to them "through" the Saviour. See Matthew 10:19; John 14:16-17, John 14:26. The promise was, that they should be aided by the power of the Holy Spirit. He also doubtless referred to the promise of God, made in the days of Joel, respecting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. See Joel 2:28-29, compared with Acts 2:16-21.

    Endued with power from on high - The power which would be given them by the descent of the Holy Spirit - the power of speaking with tongues, of working miracles, and of preaching the gospel with the attending blessing and aid of the Holy Spirit. This was accomplished in the gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. See Acts 2.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 24:49

    24:49 Behold I send the promise - Emphatically so called; the Holy Ghost.