When they had brought them, they had them stand before
the council. The high priest questioned them,
saying, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in
this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your
teaching and you are determined to bring this man's
blood on us."
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey
God rather than any human authority.
The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had
killed by hanging him on a tree.
God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior
that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy
Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."
The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my
There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the
righteous: "The right hand of the LORD does
the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of
the LORD does valiantly."
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds
of the LORD.
The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give
me over to death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter
through them and give thanks to the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my
The stone that the builders rejected has become the
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice
and be glad in it.
Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you,
give us success!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We
bless you from the house of the LORD.
The LORD is God, and he has given us light. Bind the
festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are
my God, I will extol you.
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his
steadfast love endures forever.
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to
you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to
come, and from the seven spirits who are before his
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the
firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the
earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by
and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and
Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.
Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see
him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all
the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord
God, who is and who was and who is to come, the
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the
week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had
met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and
stood among them and said, "Peace be with
After he said this, he showed them his hands and his
side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As
the Father has sent me, so I send you."
When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to
them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them;
if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the
Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the
mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the
mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and
Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut,
Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and
see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side.
Do not doubt but believe."
Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you
have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and
yet have come to believe."
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in this book.
But these are written so that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that
through believing you may have life in his name.