John 20:21-31 NIV

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

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22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

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23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

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Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymusa ), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.

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    • ­ 20:24 - "Thomas" (Aramaic) and "Didymus" (Greek) both mean "twin" .
      25 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, I will not believe.”

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      26 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, “Peace be with you!”

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          27 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.”

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          28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
          29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

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          The Purpose of John’s Gospel

          30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.

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          31 But these are written that you may believeb that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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            • ® 20:31 - Or "may continue to believe"

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              • a 20:24 - "Thomas" (Aramaic) and "Didymus" (Greek) both mean "twin" .
              • b 20:31 - Or "may continue to believe"