Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
Interwoven Gospels

After these things, Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Galilee; and He appeared in this way. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples.

Simon Peter saith to them, "I am going a fishing." They say to him, "We also go with thee." They went forth and entered into the boat; and during the night, they caught nothing. But when morning was now beginning to dawn, Jesus stood on the shore; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.

Then Jesus saith to them, "Have ye anything to eat?" They answered Him, "No." Then He said to them, "Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and ye shall find." They cast it, therefore, and they were no longer able to draw it, on account of the multitude of fishes. That disciple whom Jesus loved saith therefore to Peter, "It is the Lord." Then Simon Peter, hearing that it is the Lord, girded on his outer garment, for he was stripped, and cast himself into the sea.

But the other disciples came in the small boat (for they were not far from the land, but off about two hundred cubits), dragging the net of fishes. So when they got out on the land, they see a fire of charcoal there, and a fish lying thereon, and bread. Jesus saith to them, "Bring some of the fishes which ye caught just now." Simon Peter therefore went aboard and drew the net to land, full of large fishes, a hundred and fifty-three; and though there were so many, the net was not rent.

Jesus saith to them, "Come, take breakfast." Now none of the disciples had courage to ask Him, "Who art Thou?" knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus cometh and taketh the bread and giveth to them, and the fish likewise. This was now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples after He was risen from among the dead.

When, therefore, they had breakfasted, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, lovest thou Me more than these?" He saith to Him, "Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee." He saith to him, "Feed My lambs."

Jesus saith to Peter again a second time, "Simon, son of John, lovest thou Me?" He saith to Him, "Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee." He saith to him, "Shepherd My sheep." Jesus saith to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, lovest thou Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Lovest thou Me?" and said to Him, "Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee." Jesus saith to him, "Feed My sheep. Verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself and walk whither thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands and another shall gird thee, and conduct thee whither thou wouldest not."

Now this He said, signifying by what sort of death he should glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He saith to Peter, "Follow Me." Peter, turning around, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also at the supper reclined on His breast, and who had said, "Lord, who is it that betrayeth Thee?" Peter, therefore, seeing him, saith to Jesus, "Lord, but this man, what shall befall him?" Jesus saith to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is it to thee? Follow thou Me." This report went out therefore among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. But Jesus did not say to him that he should not die; but, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is it to thee?" This is the disciple who testifieth concerning these things and who wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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