in the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you;
And these things having said -- they beholding -- he was taken up, and a cloud did receive him up from their sight;
The Lord, then, indeed, after speaking to them, was received up to the heaven, and sat on the right hand of God;
'Verily, verily, I say to you, he who is believing in me, the works that I do -- that one also shall do, and greater than these he shall do, because I go on to my Father;
I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.'
and as they were looking stedfastly to the heaven in his going on, then, lo, two men stood by them in white apparel,
who also said, 'Men, Galileans, why do you stand gazing into the heaven? this Jesus who was received up from you into the heaven, shall so come in what manner you saw him going on to the heaven.'
And he led them forth without -- unto Bethany, and having lifted up his hands he did bless them,
and it came to pass, in his blessing them, he was parted from them, and was borne up to the heaven;
Jesus said to her, 'Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'
and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!
Jesus, therefore, said to them, 'Yet a little time I am with you, and I go away unto Him who sent me;