Thomas Did Not Believe (vs 24-29)
Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with the other disciples when Jesus came.
The other disciples (to Thomas): We have seen the Lord.
Thomas: Except I shall see the print of the nails in his hands, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
After eight days his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst.
Jesus: Peace be to you.
Jesus (to Thomas): Reach your finger here, and behold my hands; and reach your hand here, and thrust it into my side: and do not be faithless, but believing.
Thomas: My Lord and my God.
Jesus: Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they who have not seen, and yet have believed.
The Purpose of John’s Gospel (vs 30-31)
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name.