John 20:20
New International Version
After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

New Living Translation
As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!

English Standard Version
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
After He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
And having said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. Then the disciples rejoiced, having seen the Lord.

King James Bible
And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

New King James Version
When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

NASB 1995
And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

NASB 1977
And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Amplified Bible
After He said this, He showed them His hands and His side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with great joy.

Christian Standard Bible
Having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

American Standard Version
And when he had said this, he showed unto them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said this and he showed them his hands and his side and the disciples rejoiced because they saw Our Lord.

Contemporary English Version
and showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they became very happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

English Revised Version
And when he had said this, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

Good News Translation
After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were glad to see the Lord.

International Standard Version
After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side, and when they saw the Lord, the disciples were overjoyed.

Literal Standard Version
and having said this, He showed them His hands and side; the disciples, therefore, rejoiced, having seen the LORD.

NET Bible
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Having said this He showed them His hands and also His side; and the disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Master.

World English Bible
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
and this having said, he shewed them his hands and side; the disciples, therefore, rejoiced, having seen the Lord.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
19It was the first day of the week, and that very evening, while the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you!” He said to them. 20After He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Again Jesus said to them, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so also I am sending you.”…

Cross References
Luke 24:39
Look at My hands and My feet. It is I Myself. Touch Me and see--for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."

Luke 24:40
And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and feet.

John 16:20
Truly, truly, I tell you, you will weep and wail while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

John 16:22
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

John 19:34
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

John 20:25
So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he replied, "Unless I see the nail marks in His hands, and put my finger where the nails have been, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe."


Treasury of Scripture

And when he had so said, he showed to them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.

he shewed.

John 20:27
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

Luke 24:39,40
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have…

1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

Then.

John 16:22
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Isaiah 25:8,9
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it

Matthew 28:8
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.









(20) He shewed unto them his hands and his side.--In St. Luke's account (Luke 24:39) we have "hands and feet." The piercing of the side is related by St. John only. (Comp. John 20:25-27.)

Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.--Better, the disciples therefore were glad . . . Their joy arose from the proof of corporeal identity which He had given them in the wounds. Their first impression was that they saw a spirit, and they were afraid, but the conviction that it was indeed the Lord, filled them with joy. (Comp. John 6:19-21, and Luke 24:37; Luke 24:41.)

Verse 20. - When he had said this - i.e. when he had uttered all that was involved in his Divine salutation - he showed them his hands and his side. Luke says "his hands and his feet;" John calls attention to the special wound in his sacred side, the making of which he had so closely described and verified (John 19:33-35). Igor was this vision of the Lord restricted to the ocular testimony, to the bare fact of the Resurrection, but it was a solemn assurance that he, though risen, had died for them. He is the Living One that was dead, and is alive for evermore. He is in the midst of the throne, a Lamb as it had been slain. In his greatest glory neither does he nor can his people forget his sacrificial death. "He showed them his hands and his side." Some have argued, from John's silence about his" feet," that he intended to correct a general impression which the synoptic narrative had produced, viz. that our Lord's feet had been nailed to the cross. There is no reason whatever for any such hypothesis. The evangelist simply emphasizes the ghastly proof of his Lord's actual death, with its supernatural accompaniments, as a more vivid evidence of identity than the piercing of the feet: moreover, it was a fact to which he had borne special testimony. Some conception is given in both the Gospels of the marks and vestiges of the earthly pilgrimage which will survive death and pass on into the eternal world. The disciples, therefore, were glad when they saw the Lord. In Luke 24:41 we read that they were incredulous from the excess of their joy, and surcharged with wonder. In the bewilderment of their rapture he added to their assurance, and transformed their joy into faith by publicly and before them all participating in food. Extreme dejection is transformed into triumphant conviction of the truth. A new revelation had been made to them of the very nature of life, while the veil that had from the beginning of time concealed the abode of the blessed dead, had at length been rent in twain. They heard, they saw, they handled, the Word of life. They felt that in their Lord they too were now at home in both worlds. Their fellowship was with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[After]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He had said
εἰπὼν (eipōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

this,
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

He showed
ἔδειξεν (edeixen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1166: A prolonged form of an obsolete primary of the same meaning; to show.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

His
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hands
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

His
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

side.
πλευρὰν (pleuran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4125: The side of the body. Of uncertain affinity; a rib, i.e. side.

The
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

rejoiced
Ἐχάρησαν (Echarēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

when they saw
ἰδόντες (idontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord.
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.


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