John 20:22

“And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he had said this, hee breathed on them, and saith vnto them, Receiue ye the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he had said this, breathing on them, he said to them, Let the Holy Spirit come on you:
- Basic English Bible

And having said this, he breathed into [them], and says to them, Receive [the] Holy Spirit:
- Darby Bible

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith to them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Having said this He breathed upon them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit!
- World English Bible

Whanne he had seid this, he blewe on hem, and seide, Take ye the Hooli Goost;
- Wycliffe Bible

and this having said, he breathed on [them], and saith to them, `Receive the Holy Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 20:22


20:22 He breathed on them - New life and vigour, and saith, as ye receive this breath out of my mouth, so receive ye the Spirit out of my fulness: the Holy Ghost influencing you in a peculiar manner, to fit you for your great embassy. This was an earnest of pentecost.


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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