John 20:21

Even so send I you (kagw pempw uma). Jesus has often spoken of the Father's sending him using both apostellw and pempw. Here he employs both words in practically the same sense. Jesus still bears the Commission of the Father (perfect active indicative). For this balanced contention (as ... so) see Luke 6:57 ; Luke 10:15 . This is the first of the three commissions given by the Risen Christ (another on the mountain in Galilee ( Matthew 28:16-20 ; 1 Corinthians 15:6 ), another on the Mount of Olives ( Luke 24:44-51 ; Acts 1:3-11 ).

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