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John 20:24

    John 20:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Thomas, one of the twelve, named Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

    Webster's Revision

    But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

    World English Bible

    But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, wasn't with them when Jesus came.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 20:24

    Thomas - called Didymus - See this name explained, John 11:16 (note).

    Was not with them - And, by absenting himself from the company of the disciples, he lost this precious opportunity of seeing and hearing Christ; and of receiving (at this time) the inestimable blessing of the Holy Ghost. Where two or three are assembled in the name of Christ, he is in the midst of them. Christ had said this before: Thomas should have remembered it, and not have forsaken the company of the disciples. What is the consequence? - His unbelief becomes

    1st. Utterly unreasonable. Ten of his brethren witnessed that they had seen Christ, John 20:25; but he rejected their testimony.

    2dly. His unbelief became obstinate: he was determined not to believe on any evidence that it might please God to give him: he would believe according to his own prejudices, or not at all.

    3dly. His unbelief became presumptuous and insolent: a view of the person of Christ will not suffice: he will not believe that it is he, unless he can put his finger into the holes made by the nails in his Lord's hand, and thrust his hand into the wound made by the spear in his side.

    Thomas had lost much good, and gained much evil, and yet was insensible of his state. Behold the consequences of forsaking the assemblies of God's people! Jesus comes to the meeting - a disciple is found out of his place, who might have been there; and he is not only not blessed, but his heart becomes hardened and darkened through the deceitfulness of sin. It was through God's mere mercy that ever Thomas had another opportunity of being convinced of his error. Reader! take warning.