19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week,A and the doorsB of the house where the disciplesC had met were locked for fearD of the Jews,E JesusF came and stood among them and said, “PeaceG be with you.”
20 After he said this, he showed them his handsH and his side.I Then the disciples rejoicedJ when they sawK the Lord.L 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sentM me, so I sendN you.”
22 When he had said this, he breathed onO them and said to them, “Receive the HolyP Spirit.Q 23 If you forgiveR the sinsS of any, they are forgiven them; if you retainT the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But ThomasU (who was called the Twin),V one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the markW of the nailsX in his hands, and putY my fingerZ in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”AA
26 A week laterBB his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “PutCC your finger here and seeDD my hands. ReachEE out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubtFF but believe.”GG
30 Now Jesus did manyJJ other signsKK in the presence ofLL his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah,MM the Son of God, and that through believing you may have lifeNN in his name.OO
Image Credit: “Christ Shows Himself to Thomas” by Rowan LeCompte and Irene LeCompte in the Washington Cathedral in Washington, D.C.