To all the disciples Jesus later
granted the same power
to bind and loose.
Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.
To all the disciples Jesus gave
the power to forgive sins.
(Jesus) said to them again, "Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And
when he had said this, he breathed on them and
said to them, "Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins
you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you
retain are retained."