Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you!1 As the Father has sent me,2 I am sending you."322
And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.423If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."5
Now Thomas6 (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.
So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side,7 I will not believe it."826
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace9 be with you!"1027
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."1128
Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed;12 blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."1330
Jesus did many other miraculous signs14 in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.1531
But these are written that you maya believe16 that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,17 and that by believing you may have life in his name.18