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19 sThen, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were 5assembled, for tfear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, u“Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He vshowed them His hands and His side. wThen the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! xAs 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 yIf you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 Now Thomas, zcalled the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
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