2. Coming as the Spirit
to Be Breathed into the Believers
19 aWhen therefore it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and while the doors were shut where the 1disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus 2came and stood in the midst and said to them, bPeace be to you.
20 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples therefore 1arejoiced at bseeing the Lord.
21 Then Jesus said to them again, aPeace be to you; as the Father has 1sent Me, I also 2bsend you.
22 And when He had said this, He abreathed into them and said to them, bReceive the Holy 1cSpirit.
23 aWhosever sins you forgive, they are forgiven them; and whosever sins you retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called 1Didymus, 2was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the aLord! But he said to them, Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails and put my finger into the mark of the nails and put my hand into His side, I will by no means believe.