Eight days later (Jn 20:26-20:26)

“A week later,

His disciples were again

Inside the same house.


Was with them.

The doors were shut,

But Jesus came again.

He stood among them.

He said.

‘Peace be with you!’”

Καὶ μεθ’ ἡμέρας ὀκτὼ πάλιν ἦσαν ἔσω οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ Θωμᾶς μετ’ αὐτῶν. ἔρχεται ὁ Ἰησοῦς τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων, καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον καὶ εἶπεν Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν.

John uniquely indicated that a week later, or eight days later (Καὶ μεθ’ ἡμέρας ὀκτὼ), Jesus’ disciples (οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ) were again gathered inside (ἦσαν ἔσω) in the one house.  This time, Thomas was with them (καὶ Θωμᾶς μετ’ αὐτῶν).  The doors were shut (τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων), but Jesus came (ἔρχεται ὁ Ἰησοῦς) again.  He stood among them in their midst (καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον).  He uttered (καὶ εἶπεν) his post-resurrection greeting, “Peace be with you (Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν)!”  A week later, Jesus showed up and greeted his disciples with the peace greeting.  This time, the second Sunday since the resurrection of Jesus, Thomas was with them, but the doors were locked, as in the situation a week earlier.  Jesus continued to bring them peace with his greeting.  Do you live a peaceful life?

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