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Today's Verse Analysis

John 20:26 ...Peace be unto you

After the resurrection, Jesus appears to his apostles a second time with Thomas present.

Spoken to:

John 20:26 Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν.

KJV Verse:

John 20:26 ...Peace be unto you

NIV Verse:

John 20:26 ...Peace be with you.

What His Listeners Heard:

Peace to you.

Lost In Translation:

This is the third repetition of this phrase after Jesus's resurrection. Notice in all the words that Jesus speaks in John after his resurrection so far, there is a great number of repeated phrases. There is no "be" in the Greek, but it is implied by the "peace" being in the form of a subject without a verb. By "peace," Jesus seems to mean tranquility, not wanting his apostles to be upset.

Εἰρήνη   ὑμῖν.
Peace     to you.

My Takeaway:

We should again find \tranquility in seeing proof of life after death

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