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John 20:23 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

23 [a]Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Footnotes:

  1. 20:23 The Council of Trent defined that this power to forgive sins is exercised in the sacrament of penance. See Mt 16:19; 18:18.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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John 20:23 New International Version (NIV)

23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

New International Version (NIV)

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