Now 1Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin,a was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, 2"Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe."
Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. 3Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 4"Peace be with you."27
Then he said to Thomas, 5"Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe."28
Thomas answered him, 6"My Lord and my God!"
Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? 7Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
308Now Jesus did many other signs 9in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
3110but these are written so that you may 11believe that Jesus is the Christ, 12the Son of God, and that by believing 13you may have life 14in his name.