John 21:8
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New International Version
The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.

New Living Translation
The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore.

English Standard Version
The 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 off.

Berean Study Bible
The other disciples came ashore in the boat. They dragged in the net full of fish, for they were not far from land, only about a hundred yards.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net with the fish, for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits away.

New American Standard Bible
But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.

King James Bible
And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But since they were not far from land (about 100 yards away), the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish.

International Standard Version
But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish. They were only about 200 cubits away from the shore.

NET Bible
Meanwhile the other disciples came with the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from land, only about a hundred yards.

New Heart English Bible
But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits away), dragging the net full of fish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the other disciples came in the boat, for they were not very far from the land, but about 200 cubits, and they were dragging the net with the fish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The other disciples came with the boat and dragged the net full of fish. They weren't far from the shore, only about 100 yards.

New American Standard 1977
But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the other disciples came in the little ship (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits), dragging the net with the fishes.

King James 2000 Bible
And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fish.

American King James Version
And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

American Standard Version
But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the other disciples came in the ship, (for they were not far from the land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

Darby Bible Translation
and the other disciples came in the small boat, for they were not far from the land, but somewhere about two hundred cubits, dragging the net of fishes.

English Revised Version
But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the other disciples came in a little boat (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net with fishes.

Weymouth New Testament
But the rest of the disciples came in the small boat (for they were not far from land--only about a hundred yards off)

World English Bible
But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits away), dragging the net full of fish.

Young's Literal Translation
and the other disciples came by the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but as it were about two hundred cubits off, dragging the net of the fishes;
Study Bible
Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee
7Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it) and jumped into the sea. 8The other disciples came ashore in the boat. They dragged in the net full of fish, for they were not far from land, only about a hundred yards. 9When they landed, they saw that a charcoal fire had been prepared, with fish on it, and some bread.…
Cross References
John 21:7
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it) and jumped into the sea.

John 21:9
When they landed, they saw that a charcoal fire had been prepared, with fish on it, and some bread.
Treasury of Scripture

And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

cubits.

Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold …

(8) And the other disciples came in a little ship.--Better. . . . in the boat. The two words "ship" and "boat" (?????? and ?????????) are interchanged here, as in John 6:17 et seq.

For they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits.--That is, about 100 English yards. The shortness of the distance explains how they were able to drag the net in tow. The Greek preposition used with "cubits" (literally, "two hundred cubits off") is used of distance only by St. John (John 11:18 and Revelation 14:20).

Dragging the net with fishes.--Comp. Note on John 21:6. The Greek is more exactly,. . . . with the (literally, of the) fishes--i.e., those with which the net had been filled (John 21:6).

Verse 8. - But the other disciples came in the little boat. Either what was first described as τὸ πλοῖον is now more minutely described as πλοιάριον, "the (same) little boat," or else they had transferred themselves from the more cumbrous fishing-smack to the smaller craft which was tethered to the larger one. The reason why the other disciples came in the boat is given in the parenthesis: (for they were not far from the land, but as it were two hundred cubits off); i.e. about three hundred feet, half a stadium, a hundred yards. Ἀπὸ to denote distance from, is used in this Gospel (see note, John 11:18) and the Revelation (Revelation 14:20). The disciples came in the boat over this distance, dragging the net (full) of fishes. The net was not broken, though filled. They did not further attempt to lift it; they hauled it to the shore as it was. Strauss, who tries to show that we have a glorifying myth framed out of an amalgam of the narratives of the first miraculous draught and that of Peter walking on the water, is singularly unfortunate; for there is less of the supernatural in the story than in either of the two narratives to which he refers. And the other disciples came in a little ship,.... The same that they were fishing in, in which they came to Christ as soon as they could, not choosing to expose themselves, as Peter did; nor was it proper that they should leave the ship, and, as it was, might have hands few enough to bring ship and net, so full of fish, safe to shore; and the rather, they did not think fit to do as he did,

for they were not far from land, but, as it were, two hundred cubits; which was about an hundred yards:

dragging the net with fishes: towing the net full of fishes all along in the water, till they came to land; an emblem of laborious Gospel ministers, who being once embarked in the work of the ministry, continue in it to the end, notwithstanding all toil, labour, and difficulties that attend them; and will at last bring the souls with them they have been made useful to, with great satisfaction and joy, to their dear Lord and master. 8. the other disciples came in a little ship—by ship.21:1-14 Christ makes himself known to his people, usually in his ordinances; but sometimes by his Spirit he visits them when employed in their business. It is good for the disciples of Christ to be together in common conversation, and common business. The hour for their entering upon action was not come. They would help to maintain themselves, and not be burdensome to any. Christ's time of making himself known to his people, is when they are most at a loss. He knows the temporal wants of his people, and has promised them not only grace sufficient, but food convenient. Divine Providence extends itself to things most minute, and those are happy who acknowledge God in all their ways. Those who are humble, diligent, and patient, though their labours may be crossed, shall be crowned; they sometimes live to see their affairs take a happy turn, after many struggles. And there is nothing lost by observing Christ's orders; it is casting the net on the right side of the ship. Jesus manifests himself to his people by doing that for them which none else can do, and things which they looked not for. He would take care that those who left all for him, should not want any good thing. And latter favours are to bring to mind former favours, that eaten bread may not be forgotten. He whom Jesus loved was the first that said, It is the Lord. John had cleaved most closely to his Master in his sufferings, and knew him soonest. Peter was the most zealous, and reached Christ the first. How variously God dispenses his gifts, and what difference there may be between some believers and others in the way of their honouring Christ, yet they all may be accepted of him! Others continue in the ship, drag the net, and bring the fish to shore, and such persons ought not to be blamed as worldly; for they, in their places, are as truly serving Christ as the others. The Lord Jesus had provision ready for them. We need not be curious in inquiring whence this came; but we may be comforted at Christ's care for his disciples. Although there were so many, and such great fishes, yet they lost none, nor damaged their net. The net of the gospel has enclosed multitudes, yet it is as strong as ever to bring souls to God.
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