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Then he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
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When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.
Job 33:4 The spirit of God made me, and the breath of the Almighty gave me life.
Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth:
Ezekiel 37:9 And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again.
John 14:16 And I will ask the Father: and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever:
John 15:26 But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me.
John 16:7 But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go. For if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send him to you.
Acts 2:4,38 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. . . .
Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people and ancients, hear.
Acts 8:15 Who, when they were come, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Ghost.
Acts 10:47 Then Peter answered: Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Ghost, as well as we?
Acts 19:2 And he said to them: Have you received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? But they said to him: We have not so much as heard whether there be a Holy Ghost.
Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith?
ContextJesus Appears to the Disciples
…21He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. 22When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. 23Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.…
Now this he said of the Spirit which they should receive who believed in him: for as yet the Spirit was not given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you.
Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.
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