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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

John 20:19–28

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Jesus among His Disciples

19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for afear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and * said to them, 1bPeace be with you.”

20 And when He had said this, aHe showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then brejoiced when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, aPeace be with you; bas the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and * said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 aIf you forgive the sins of any, their sins 1have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

24 But aThomas, one of bthe twelve, called 1aDidymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in aHis hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, bI will not believe.”

26 1After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus * came, the doors having been 2shut, and stood in their midst and said, aPeace be with you.”

27 Then He * said to Thomas, aReach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

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

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.

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Lit Peace to you

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I.e. have previously been forgiven

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I.e. the Twin

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Or a week later

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Or locked

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