Gospel, John 20:19-31 –April 28, 2019
19 In the evening of that same day, the first
day of the week, the doors were closed in the
room where the disciples were, for fear of the
Jews. Jesus came and stood among them.
He said to them, 'Peace be with you,'
20 and, after saying this, he showed them his
hands and his side. The disciples were filled
with joy at seeing the Lord,
21 and he said to them again, 'Peace be with
you. 'As the Father sent me, so am I sending
22 After saying this he breathed on them and
said: Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven;
if you retain anyone's sins, they are retained.
24 Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of
the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus
25 So the other disciples said to him, 'We
have seen the Lord,' but he answered, 'Unless
I can see the holes that the nails made in
his hands and can put my finger into the
holes they made, and unless I can put my
hand into his side, I refuse to believe.'
26 Eight days later the disciples were in the
house again and Thomas was with them. The
doors were closed, but Jesus came in and
stood among them. 'Peace be with you,' he
27 Then he spoke to Thomas, 'Put your finger
here; look, here are my hands. Give me your
hand; put it into my side. Do not be unbelieving
any more but believe.'
28 Thomas replied, 'My Lord and my God!'
29 Jesus said to him: You believe because
you can see me. Blessed are those who have
not seen and yet believe.
30 There were many other signs that Jesus
worked in the sight of the disciples, but they
are not recorded in this book.
31 These are recorded so that you may believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing this you may have life
through his name.
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