John 20:28

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

John 20:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
ESV
28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
NLT
28 “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.
MSG
28 Thomas said, "My Master! My God!"
CSB
28 Thomas responded to Him, "My Lord and my God!"

John 20:28 Meaning and Commentary

John 20:28

And Thomas answered and said unto him
Without examining his hands and side, and as astonished at his condescension and grace, and ashamed of his unbelief:

my Lord and my God;
he owns him to be Lord, as he was both by creation and redemption; and God, of which he was fully assured from his omniscience, which he had given a full proof of, and from the power that went along with his words to his heart, and from a full conviction he now had of his resurrection from the dead. He asserts his interest in him as his Lord and his God; which denotes his subjection to him, his affection for him, and faith in him; so the divine word is called in Philo the Jew, (kuriov mou) , "my Lord" F24.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Lib. Allegor. l. 2. p. 101.

John 20:28 In-Context

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