New Living Translation
Then he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
King James Bible
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Darby Bible Translation
And having said this, he breathed into them, and says to them, Receive the Holy Spirit:
World English Bible
When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit!
Young's Literal Translation
and this having said, he breathed on them, and saith to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Silence of Scripture
'And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.' --JOHN XX. 30, 31. It is evident that these words were originally the close of this Gospel, the following chapter being an appendix, subsequently added by the writer himself. In them we have the Evangelist's own acknowledgment of the incompleteness …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
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(When he said "living water," he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)
Again he said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you."
If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
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