John 21:9
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New International Version
When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

New Living Translation
When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them--fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.

English Standard Version
When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread.

Berean Study Bible
When they landed, they saw that a charcoal fire had been prepared, with fish on it, and some bread.

Berean Literal Bible
So when they got out onto the land, they see a fire of coals lying, and a fish lying on it, and bread.

New American Standard Bible
So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread.

King James Bible
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread.

International Standard Version
When they arrived at the shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish lying on it, and some bread.

NET Bible
When they got out on the beach, they saw a charcoal fire ready with a fish placed on it, and bread.

New Heart English Bible
So when they got out on the land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish placed on it, and bread.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when they came up to the land they saw burning coals, which had been set, and fish were lying on them, and bread.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they went ashore, they saw a fire with a fish lying on the coals, and they saw a loaf of bread.

New American Standard 1977
And so when they got out upon the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid, and fish placed on it, and bread.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and a fish laid thereon, and bread.

King James 2000 Bible
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

American King James Version
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

American Standard Version
So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As soon then as they came to land, they saw hot coals lying, and a fish laid thereon, and bread.

Darby Bible Translation
When therefore they went out on the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.

English Revised Version
So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
As soon then as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid upon them, and bread.

Weymouth New Testament
As soon as they landed, they saw a charcoal fire burning there, with fish broiling on it, and bread close by.

World English Bible
So when they got out on the land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.

Young's Literal Translation
when, therefore, they came to the land, they behold a fire of coals lying, and a fish lying on it, and bread.
Study Bible
Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee
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. 10Jesus told them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”…
Cross References
John 6:9
"Here is a boy with five barley loaves and two small fish. But what difference will these make among so many?"

John 6:11
Then Jesus took the loaves and the fish, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted.

John 18:18
Because it was cold, the servants and officers were standing around a charcoal fire they had made to keep warm. And Peter was also standing with them, warming himself.

John 21:8
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.

John 21:10
Jesus told them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught."

John 21:13
Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and He did the same with the fish.
Treasury of Scripture

As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

they saw.

1 Kings 19:5,6 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel …

Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaves him, and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.

Mark 8:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint …

Luke 12:29-31 And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither …

(9) They saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.--In the original the tenses are present, describing the scene as it was impressed on the mind of the writer. They saw a fire of coals and fish lying thereon, and bread, or, perhaps,. . . . and a fish lying thereon, and a loaf.

For "fire of coals" comp. Note on John 18:18.

For the word rendered "fish," comp. John 21:10; John 21:13, and Notes on John 6:9; John 6:11. In this passage and in John 21:13 only it occurs in the singular, but it seems clear that it may be collective, as our word "fish."

Verse 9. - So when they were come to land (literally, with Revised Version, got out of the boat upon the land; א reads ἀνέβησαν instead of ἀπέβησαν), they see a fire of coals there. The word ἀνθρακία occurs only in John 18:18 and in this place. It is derived from ἄνθραξ, a "coal of fire," or burning charcoal. Observe the form κειμένην (of John 2:6), which implies that the burning brazier was placed there for a purpose. And fish laid thereon, and a loaf. (Ὀψάριον and ὀψάρια, used both in the singular and the plural for the roast relish eaten with bread, and, by reason of the customary food of the people, is often used for "fish" or "fishes.") Our Lord was regarding the whole of this proceeding from the standing of one who would meet their hunger, and was conscious of power to feed the world in its utmost need. So the provision which was thus made in advance for the need of the disciples becomes symbolic of Christ's power to meet all the wants of the dying world. Numerous speculations have been hazarded about the method employed by our Lord to prepare this meal. The early Fathers, Chrysostom, Theophylact, with Grotius, have appealed to Christ's creative power. Luthardt thinks of the ministry of angels. Some have suggested that Peter prepared the hasty repast during the interval that elapsed between his landing on the shore and the approach of the boat. Our Lord, who knew how to arrange for the last supper with his disciples, and who had all the resources of Providence, and hosts of disciples along the shore, would, with superlative ease, and without revealing himself to strangers, have made this simple meal; and, with his knowledge of the ease, would have still delighted to act towards his beloved ones as at once their Host and their Minister. He simply prepared for his own what he has been doing ever since. As soon then as they were come to land,.... As soon as they were come out of the ship, and safe on shore, not only Peter, but all the rest of the disciples:

they saw a fire of coals there: on the shore, to their great surprise:

and fish laid there; which could not be any that they had taken, for, as yet, the net was not drawn up, and the fish took out:

and bread; not upon the coals baking, but hard by, being ready prepared to eat with the fish, when sufficiently broiled. This was all of Christ's preparing, and a considerable proof of his deity; and a confirmation of that provision he will make for his ministering servants, whilst they are about his work, and in this world; and a representation of that spiritual and eternal refreshment they shall have with him in heaven to all eternity, when they have done their work. 9. they saw—"see."

a fire of coals, and fish laid thereon, and bread—By comparing this with 1Ki 19:6, and similar passages, the unseen agency by which Jesus made this provision will appear evident.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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