John 21

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias, and he manifested himself in this manner: 2Simon Peter and Thomas, called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and two other of his disciples were together. 3Simon Peter said unto them, I am going fishing. They said unto him, Let us also go with thee. They went forth and entered into a ship immediately, and that night they caught nothing. 4But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not understand that it was Jesus. 5Then Jesus said unto them, Children, have ye any food? They answered him, No. 6And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right hand side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him (for he was naked) and cast himself into the sea. 8And 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. 9As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and a fish laid thereon, and bread. 10Jesus said unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land full of great fishes, one hundred and fifty-three; and being so many, yet the net was not broken. 12Jesus said unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples dared to ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13Jesus then came and took the bread and gave them, and the fish likewise. 14This was now the third time that Jesus manifested himself to his disciples, after he was risen from the dead.

15So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs. 16He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He said unto him, Yes, Lord thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my sheep. 17He 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. 18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou didst gird thyself and walk where thou wouldest, but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and carry thee where thou wouldest not. 19 This he spoke, signifying by what death he should clarify God. And when he had spoken this, he said unto him, Follow me.

20 Then Peter, turning about, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrays thee? 21 Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22 Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarry until I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. 23 Then this saying went abroad among the brethren that that disciple should not die; yet Jesus did not say unto him, He shall not die, but, If I will that he tarry until I come, what is that to thee? 24 This is the disciple who testifies of these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they should be written every one, I think that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.