John 20:21

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said Iesus to them againe, Peace be vnto you: As my Father hath sent me, euen so send I you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace {be} with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace `be' unto you: as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to them again, May peace be with you! As the Father sent me, even so I now send you.
- Basic English Bible

[Jesus] said therefore again to them, Peace [be] to you: as the Father sent me forth, I also send you.
- Darby Bible

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father hath sent me, even so I send you.
- Webster's Bible

A second time, therefore, He said to them, "Peace be to you! As the Father sent me, I also now send you."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus therefore said to them again, "Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you."
- World English Bible

And he seith to hem eft, Pees to you; as the fadir sente me, Y sende you.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus, therefore, said to them again, `Peace to you; according as the Father hath sent me, I also send you;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 20:21


20:21 Peace be unto you - This is the foundation of the mission of a true Gospel minister, peace in his own soul, #2Cor 4:1|. As the Father hath sent me, so send I you - Christ was the apostle of the Father, #Heb 3:1|. Peter and the rest, the apostles of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for John 20:21


Joh 20:21 Peace [be] unto you: as [my] Father hath sent me, even so send I you. This is the Great Commission, more fully developed in Galilee a little later (Mt 28:16-20), and finally completed on Mt. Olivet (Ac 1:4-9), just before the Lord ascended. The Lord had trained the apostles for three years in order to fit them for this important work.

Discussion for John 20

  • A disciple
    Anne; thank you for your good words! Without faith it is impossible to please Him! God has ordained that we should be saved by BELIEVING the Word told us by other men. So then, unbelief is disobedience! Jesus reproached the disciples for unbelief and hardness of heart, because they didn't believe those who told them that He was risen from the dead! Faith is about a kind of character toward God.
  • Anne
    Thomas was not with the disciples when Jesus came among them and spoke to them and showed them his hands and side. Therefore, when he was told by the others that Jesus was risen, needed faith to believe it for himself. Today, we must have faith to believe that Christ is risen indeed. For without faith it is impossible to please God and with the heart man believeth unto righteousness...(Heb. 11:6).
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; I think the answer you look for is in the verse itself! "I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written...but these are written that you might believe" The Holy Spirit moved the holy Apostles and Prophets of the Lord to write everything that they did. The Lord has very much more to say to us when we are able to bear it!
  • Shirley
    God did. The word of God is inspired by the Holy Ghost.
  • Cheryl
    Why aren't the other signs that Jesus did as stated in verse 30 are not written in this book , who decide not to include them
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. I thank God that I will not be in the 7 year tribulation or the second coming, Jesus will call me up in the clouds. RAPTURE

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