John 20:29

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus saith vnto him, Thomas, because thou hast seene mee, thou hast beleeued: blessed are they that haue not seene, and yet haue beleeued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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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