And when He had saidthis, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the HolySpirit.23"1If you forgive the sins of any, their sins ahave been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."24
But 2Thomas, one of 3the twelve, calledb4Didymus, was not with them whenJesuscame.
25So the otherdisciples were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in 5His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, 6I will not believe."
26cAftereightdays His disciples were againinside, and Thomas with them. Jesuscame, the doors having been dshut, and stood in their midst and said, "7Peace be with you."27Then He said to Thomas, "8Reachhere with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing."28Thomasanswered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
29Jesussaid to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? 9Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."
3010Thereforemanyothere11signsJesusalsoperformed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in thisbook;
but these have been written12so that you may believe that Jesus is fthe Christ, 13the Son of God; and that 14believing you may havelife in His name.