Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas(A) (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side,(B) I will not believe.”(C)

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace(D) be with you!”(E) 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”(F)

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

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed;(G) blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”(H)

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs(I) in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.(J) 31 But these are written that you may believe[b](K) that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God,(L) and that by believing you may have life in his name.(M)

Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

21 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples,(N) by the Sea of Galilee.[c](O) It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas(P) (also known as Didymus[d]), Nathanael(Q) from Cana in Galilee,(R) the sons of Zebedee,(S) and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.(T)

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.(U)

He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.(V)

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved(W) said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[e] When they landed, they saw a fire(X) of burning coals there with fish on it,(Y) and some bread.

10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.(Z) 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples(AA) after he was raised from the dead.


  1. John 20:24 Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.
  2. John 20:31 Or may continue to believe
  3. John 21:1 Greek Tiberias
  4. John 21:2 Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.
  5. John 21:8 Or about 90 meters

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