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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

John 20:28–31

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

29 Jesus * said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? aBlessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

Why This Gospel Was Written

30 aTherefore many other 1bsigns Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;

31 but these have been written aso that you may believe that Jesus is 1the Christ, bthe Son of God; and that cbelieving you may have life in His name.

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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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Or attesting miracles

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I.e. the Messiah

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