John 20-21 American Standard Version

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The Resurrection

20 Now on the first [day] of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and seeth the stone taken away from the tomb. 2  She runneth therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they have laid him. 3  Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. 4  And they ran both together: and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb; 5  and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths lying; yet entered he not in. 6  Simon Peter therefore also cometh, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he beholdeth the linen cloths lying, 7  and the napkin, that was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8  Then entered in therefore the other disciple also, who came first to the tomb, and he saw, and believed. 9  For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10  So the disciples went away again unto their own home.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11  But Mary was standing without at the tomb weeping: so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; 12  and she beholdeth two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13  And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14  When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and beholdeth Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16  Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turneth herself, and saith unto him in Hebrew, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher. 17  Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God. 18  Mary Magdalene cometh and telleth the disciples, I have seen the Lord; and [that] he had said these things unto her.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19  When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first [day] of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you. 20  And when he had said this, he showed unto them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. 21  Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit: 23  whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever [sins] ye retain, they are retained.

The Unbelief of Thomas

24  But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25  The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace [be] unto you. 27  Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and see my hands; and reach [hither] thy hand, and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28  Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29  Jesus saith unto him, Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.

The Purpose of the Book

30  Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book: 31  but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye may have life in his name.

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

21 After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he manifested [himself] on this wise. 2  There was together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the [sons] of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3  Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that night they took nothing. 4  But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5  Jesus therefore saith unto them, Children, have ye aught to eat? They answered him, No. 6  And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 7  That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea. 8  But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net [full] of fishes. 9  So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10  Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now taken. 11  Simon Peter therefore went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent. 12  Jesus saith unto them, Come [and] break your fast. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13  Jesus cometh, and taketh the bread, and giveth them, and the fish likewise. 14  This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

Feed My Sheep

15  So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16  He saith to him again a second time, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Tend my sheep. 17  He saith unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 18  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19  Now this he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

The Beloved Disciple

20  Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned back on his breast at the supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrayeth thee? 21  Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22  Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? Follow thou me. 23  This saying therefore went forth among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, that he should not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? 24  This is the disciple that beareth witness of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is true. 25  And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that should be written.

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