John 21

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

1After this Jesus arevealed himself bagain to the disciples by cthe Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2Simon Peter, dThomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of eCana in Galilee, fthe sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but gthat night they caught nothing.

4Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples hdid not know that it was Jesus. 5 iJesus said to them, Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” 6 jHe said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 7That disciple kwhom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, lhe put on his outer garment, for he was mstripped for work, and nthrew himself into the sea. 8The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards
Greek two hundred cubits; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters

9When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, pCome and qhave breakfast.” Now rnone of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came and stook the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14 tThis was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Jesus and Peter

15When they had ufinished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, vSimon, wson of John, xdo you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, Feed ymy lambs.” 16He said to him a second time, Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, zTend aamy sheep.” 17He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him abthe third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, acyou know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, Feed admy sheep. 18 aeTruly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, afyou used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19(This he said to show agby what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, ahFollow me.”

Jesus and the Beloved Apostle

20Peter turned and saw aithe disciple whom Jesus loved following them, ajthe one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” 21When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” 22Jesus said to him, If it is my will that he remain akuntil alI come, what is that to you? amYou follow me!” 23So the saying spread abroad among anthe brothers
Or  brothers and sisters
that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?”

24This is the disciple apwho is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and aqwe know arthat his testimony is true.

25Now asthere are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that atthe world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

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