On the afternoon of the same day, which was the first of the week, the disciples had closed the doors of the place where they were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them: "Peace be with you"! 20 That said, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were glad to see the Lord. 21 He said to them again, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, so I also send you." 22 After these words, he blew on them saying to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 To those whom you forgive your sins, they will be forgiven; to those to whom you retain them, they will be retained." 24 Thomas, one of the Twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord." But he replied to them: "If I do not see the nails in your hands, and do not put my finger in the place of the nails, and do not put my hand in your side, I will not believe it!" 26 Eight days later, his disciples were again in the same place and Thomas was with them. When the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said: "Peace be with you"! 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Insert your finger here, and see my hands. Put your hand on my side. Don't be an unbeliever, but a man of faith." 28 Thomas replied, "My Lord and my God!" 29 Jesus said to him, "You believed because you saw me. Happy are those who believe without having seen!" 30 Jesus did, in the presence of his disciples, many other miracles that are not written in this book. 31 But these were written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, believing, you may have life in his name.
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