John 21

1 After these things, Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples upon the sea of Tiberias, and he appeared thus. 2 They were united, together at Galilee: Simon Peter and Thomas called* Didymus and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and two others out of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter says to them, I am going to fish.

They say to him, We are also coming together with you. They went forth and immediately stepped into the ship, and they clutched nothing in the net in that night.

4 Now having already become morning, Jesus stood at the beach; nevertheless the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Therefore Jesus says to them, Children, do you* have any fish?

They answered him, No.

6 But he said to them, Cast the net toward the right part of the ship and you* will find some. Therefore they cast it, and they were not strong, enough to drag it into the ship away from the multitude of fish.

7 Therefore, that disciple whom Jesus loved* says to Peter, It is the Lord. Therefore Simon Peter having heard, It is the Lord; he girded his outer clothing upon himself (for* he {F} was naked) and cast himself into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the small, boat (for* they were not far from the land, but approximately two hundred cubits away from it ), dragging the net full of fish. 9 Therefore as they stepped away to the land, they see a coal, fire laying there and a little, fish laying on it and bread.

10 Jesus says to them, Bring some of the little, fish which you* have now clutched in the net. 11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to the land, full of great fish, a hundred and fifty, three and there were so, many, yet the net was not split, apart. 12 Jesus says to them, Come, here. Have a meal.

But none of the disciples were daring to probe him, Who are you (knowing that it was the Lord)? 13 Therefore Jesus comes and takes the bread and gives it to them and the little, fish likewise. 14 This is already the third, time that Jesus was manifested to his disciples, after having been raised from the dead.

15 Therefore when they had a meal, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, Son of Jonah, do you {F} love* me more, than these things?

He says to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I {F} love you.

He says to him, Feed my lambs.

16 He says to him again a second, time, Simon, Son of Jonah, do you {F} love* me?

He says to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I {F} love you.

He says to him, Shepherd my sheep.

17 He says to him the third, time, Simon, Son of Jonah, Do you {F} love me?

Peter was sorrowful because he said to him the third, time, Do you {F} love me like a friend? And he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I {F} love you like a friend.

Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep. 18 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you, When you were younger, you were girding yourself and were walking where you were wishing to go, but whenever you are elderly, you will stretch out your, your* hands and another will gird you and will be carrying you where you do not wish. 19 Now he spoke this signifying by what sort of death he should glorify God. And having said this, he says to him, Follow me.

20 But Peter, turning again, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved* following; who also leaned, back upon his chest at the supper and who had said, Lord, who is he who is giving you up? 21 Peter seeing this one says to Jesus, Lord and what about this one?

22 Jesus says to him, If I will for him to abide until I come, what is that to you? You, follow me!

23 Therefore, this speech went forth to the brethren, that, that disciple does not die. And yet Jesus did not say to him that he does not die, but, If I will that he remains until I come, what is that to you?

24 This is the disciple who is testifying concerning these things and wrote these things and we know that his testimony is true.

25 Now there are also many other things testifying to how, much Jesus did, which if they are written one by one, I assume that not even the world itself could make* room for the written books.

Amen.



{Footnotes: Jn 21: 7, or: was half dressed. Compare: Jn 13: 14, Isa 20: 2, Mic. 1: 8.

Jn 21: 15, 16, 17' Love*' means' all giving love.'' Love' means' a love of a friend.' The Greeks defined the various kinds of love by different words. }




{NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the' Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR. }



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