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29 [a]Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?(A) Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”


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  1. 20:29 This verse is a beatitude on future generations; faith, not sight, matters.
  2. 20:30–31 These verses are clearly a conclusion to the gospel and express its purpose. While many manuscripts read come to believe, possibly implying a missionary purpose for John’s gospel, a small number of quite early ones read “continue to believe,” suggesting that the audience consists of Christians whose faith is to be deepened by the book; cf. Jn 19:35.