Now Thomas2 (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,3 I will not believe it."426
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, "Peace5 be with you!"627
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."728
Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed;8 blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."930
Jesus did many other miraculous signs10 in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.1131
But these are written that you maya believe12 that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,13 and that by believing you may have life in his name.14