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Jesus Appears to His Followers(A)

19 When it was evening on the first day of the week, Jesus’ ·followers [disciples] were together. The doors were ·locked [shut], because they were afraid of ·the elders [the Jewish leaders; L the Jews]. Then Jesus came and stood right in the middle of them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. His ·followers [disciples] ·were thrilled [rejoiced] when they saw the Lord.

21 Then Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, I now send you.” 22 After he said this, he breathed on them [Gen. 2:7] and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven. If you ·don’t forgive them [withhold forgiveness; L retain the sins of any; Matt. 16:19; 18:18], they are not forgiven.”

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Jesus Appears to His Followers(A)

36 While ·the two followers [they] were telling this, Jesus himself stood right in the middle of them and said, “Peace be with you.”

37 They were ·fearful [startled] and terrified and thought they were seeing a ·ghost [spirit]. 38 But Jesus said, “Why are you ·troubled [frightened]? Why do ·you doubt what you see [L doubts rise in your heart]? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is ·I myself [really me]! Touch me and see, because a ·ghost [spirit] does not have ·a living body [L flesh and bones] as you see I have.”

40 After Jesus said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 While they still could not believe it because they were happy [joyful] and amazed, Jesus said to them, “Do you have any food here?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish. 43 ·While the followers watched [In their presence; L In front of them], Jesus took the fish and ate it.

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