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

  • 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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