John 21:17
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New International Version
The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.

New Living Translation
A third time he asked him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus said, "Then feed my sheep.

English Standard Version
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

Berean Study Bible
Jesus asked a third time, "Simon son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was deeply hurt that Jesus had asked him a third time, "Do you love Me?" "Lord, You know all things;" he replied, "You know I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.

Berean Literal Bible
He says to him the third time, "Simon son of John, do you dearly love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you dearly love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I dearly love You." Jesus says to him, "Feed My sheep.

New American Standard Bible
He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Tend My sheep.

King James Bible
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He asked him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, "Do you love Me?" He said, "Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You." "Feed My sheep," Jesus said.

International Standard Version
He asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was deeply hurt that he had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So he told him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!" Jesus told him, "Feed my sheep.

NET Bible
Jesus said a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that Jesus asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" and said, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus replied, "Feed my sheep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said a third time, “Shimeon Bar Yonah, do you love me?” And Kaypha was saddened that he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “My lord, you discern everything; you know that I love you.” Yeshua said to him, “Shepherd my ewes for me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter felt sad because Jesus had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So Peter said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my sheep.

New American Standard 1977
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.

King James 2000 Bible
He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.

American King James Version
He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me? And he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep.

American Standard Version
He saith unto him the third time, Simon,'son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.

Darby Bible Translation
He says to him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, art thou attached to me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Art thou attached to me? and said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.

English Revised Version
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Webster's Bible Translation
He saith to him the third time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he said to him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith to him, Feed my sheep.

Weymouth New Testament
A third time Jesus put the question: "Simon, son of John, am I dear to you?" It grieved Peter that Jesus asked him the third time, "Am I dear to you?" "Master," he replied, "you know everything, you can see that you are dear to me." "Then feed my much-loved sheep," said Jesus.

World English Bible
He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Young's Literal Translation
He saith to him the third time, 'Simon, son of Jonas, dost thou dearly love me?' Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, 'Dost thou dearly love me?' and he said to him, 'Lord, thou hast known all things; thou dost know that I dearly love thee.' Jesus saith to him, 'Feed my sheep;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:15-19 Our Lord addressed Peter by his original name, as if he had forfeited that of Peter through his denying him. He now answered, Thou knowest that I love thee; but without professing to love Jesus more than others. We must not be surprised to have our sincerity called into question, when we ourselves have done that which makes it doubtful. Every remembrance of past sins, even pardoned sins, renews the sorrow of a true penitent. Conscious of integrity, Peter solemnly appealed to Christ, as knowing all things, even the secrets of his heart. It is well when our falls and mistakes make us more humble and watchful. The sincerity of our love to God must be brought to the test; and it behoves us to inquire with earnest, preserving prayer to the heart-searching God, to examine and prove us, whether we are able to stand this test. No one can be qualified to feed the sheep and lambs of Christ, who does not love the good Shepherd more than any earthly advantage or object. It is the great concern of every good man, whatever death he dies, to glorify God in it; for what is our chief end but this, to die to the Lord, at the word of the Lord?
Study Bible
Jesus Reinstates Peter
16Jesus asked a second time, “Simon son of John, do you love Me?” “Yes, Lord,” he answered, “You know I love You.” Jesus told him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17Jesus asked a third time, “Simon son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was deeply hurt that Jesus had asked him a third time, “Do you love Me?” “Lord, You know all things; he replied, “You know I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. 18Truly, truly, I tell you, when you were young, you dressed yourself and walked where you wanted; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:20
"Again what more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord GOD!

John 13:38
"Will you lay down your life for Me?" Jesus replied. "Truly, truly, I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.

John 16:30
Now we understand that You know all things and that You have no need for anyone to question You. Because of this, we believe that You came from God."

John 21:15
When they had finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love Me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," He answered, "You know I love You." Jesus replied, "Feed My lambs."

John 21:16
Jesus asked a second time, "Simon son of John, do you love Me?" "Yes, Lord," he answered, "You know I love You." Jesus told him, "Shepherd My sheep."

John 21:18
Truly, truly, I tell you, when you were young, you dressed yourself and walked where you wanted; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go."
Treasury of Scripture

He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me? And he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep.

the third.

John 13:38 Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life for my sake? Truly, …

John 18:27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

Matthew 26:73,74 And after a while came to him they that stood by, and said to Peter, …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

grieved.

1 Kings 17:18 And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of …

Lamentations 3:33 For he does not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said to him, Before …

Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word …

Luke 22:61,62 And the Lord turned, and looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the …

2 Corinthians 2:4-7 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with …

2 Corinthians 7:8-11 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though …

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to …

1 Peter 1:6 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

Lord.

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men…

John 16:30 Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man …

John 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come on him, went …

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every …

Acts 1:24 And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all …

Acts 15:8 And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the …

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

thou knowest that.

John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Joshua 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel …

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in …

Job 31:4-6 Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps…

Psalm 7:8,9 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my …

Psalm 17:3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

Feed.

John 21:15,16 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

John 12:8 For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as …

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

2 Corinthians 8:8,9 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of …

2 Peter 1:12-15 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these …

2 Peter 3:1 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I …

1 John 3:16-24 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

3 John 1:7,8 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing …

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