John 20:22-23

22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

John 20:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them,Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
ESV
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
NLT
22 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
MSG
22 Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. "Receive the Holy Spirit," he said.
CSB
22 After saying this, He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.

John 20:22-23 In-Context

20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus ), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.
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.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. John 7:39; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:15-17; Acts 19:2; Galatians 3:2
  • 2. Matthew 16:19; Matthew 18:18
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