John 20:29

“Iesus saith vnto him, Thomas, because thou hast seene mee, thou hast beleeued: blessed are they that haue not seene, and yet haue beleeued.”

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Other Translations

Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.
- King James Version

Jesus *said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed {are} they who did not see, and {yet} believed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith unto him, Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed `are' they that have not seen, and `yet' have believed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to him, Because you have seen me you have belief: a blessing will be on those who have belief though they have not seen me!
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says to him, Because thou hast seen me thou hast believed: blessed they who have not seen and have believed.
- Darby Bible

Jesus saith to him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
- Webster's Bible

Because you have seen me, replied Jesus, "you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed."
- World English Bible

Jhesus seith to him, Thomas, for thou hast seyn me, thou bileuedist; blessid ben thei, that seyn not, and han bileued.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith to him, `Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed; happy those not having seen, and having believed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 20:29


Joh 20:29 Blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed. Thomas "saw" (he did not need to handle) and believed. We have not seen, but nevertheless believe upon the same Lord. Upon us he pronounces a special blessedness, because we walk by faith instead of sight.

Discussion for John 20

  • Bruce
    Alfred: Acts 14:22.--- We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. --after that tribulation,the sun shall be darkened--- powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory and then shall he send his angels,---together His elect---.Mark 13:24-27
  • Alfred
    Irene123 I believe it was because Jesus was not yet ascended to his Father (and our Father, and God) (verse 17) that she shouldn't touch him, and by that i believe he was ascended one time, where only Mary knew about it, and then a second time where all the disciples knew about it. Jesus will come again, as he ascended you know? Which i believe proves a pretrib rapture!
  • Irene123
    Jn. 20:28 - "And Thomas answered Him and said, "My Lord and my God." Matt. 13:13; Thomas was a Jew, Jesus was a Jew - Deut. 6:4 - The LORD thy GOD .... " (shema).
  • Irene123
    Jesus didn't 'say' - don't touch me because of injuries; He said, "Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my Father." Rev. 22:18-19. We must be VERY careful about ASSUMING things for His word that are not documented in His word.
  • Irene123
    V. - it has been mentioned on here (2014) that Thomas actually touched Jesus' wounds. The Bible doesn't say such, only that Jesus 'offered'; Thomas could SEE them; that may have been enough, even though Thomas said, "unless I touch ....."; we need to be more circumspect about what we say about God's word; we need to stop and think on what we read.
  • Jubilee Smith
    Thomas' 8 days of unbelief. What a waste. These 8 days could have been spent in the praise of the resurrected King. It could have been spent in sharing the gospel. Alas! it was spent in unbelieve.

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