John 21:15

Jesus’ Threefold Restoration of Peter

15 When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John,
Other mss read Simon, son of Jonah; Mt 16:17; Jn 1:42
do you love
Two synonyms are translated love in this conversation: agapao, the first 2 times by Jesus (vv. 15-16); and phileo, the last time by Jesus (v. 17) and all 3 times by Peter (vv. 15-17). Peter’s threefold confession of love for Jesus corresponds to his earlier threefold denial of Jesus; Jn 18:15-18,25-27.
Me more than these?
“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.”“Feed c My lambs,d He told him.

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