If you forgive someone's sins, their sins are forgiven; if you hold them, they are held."
Now T'oma (the name means "twin"), one of the Twelve, was not with them when Yeshua came.
When the other talmidim told him, "We have seen the Lord," he replied, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, put my finger into the place where the nails were and put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe it."
A week later his talmidim were once more in the room, and this time T'oma was with them. Although the doors were locked, Yeshua came, stood among them and said, "Shalom aleikhem!"
Then he said to T'oma, "Put your finger here, look at my hands, take your hand and put it into my side. Don't be lacking in trust, but have trust!"
T'oma answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
Yeshua said to him, "Have you trusted because you have seen me? How blessed are those who do not see, but trust anyway!"
In the presence of the talmidim Yeshua performed many other miracles which have not been recorded in this book.
But these which have been recorded are here so that you may trust that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by this trust you may have life because of who he is.