John 21:5
New International Version
He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?" "No," they answered.

New Living Translation
He called out, "Fellows, have you caught any fish?" "No," they replied.

English Standard Version
Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.”

Berean Study Bible
So He called out to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” “No,” they answered.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore Jesus says to them, "Children do you have any food?" They answered Him, "No."

New American Standard Bible
So Jesus said to them, "Children, you do not have any fish, do you?" They answered Him, "No."

King James Bible
Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

Christian Standard Bible
"Friends," Jesus called to them, "you don't have any fish, do you?" "No," they answered.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus shouted, "Friends, have you caught anything?" "No!" they answered.

Good News Translation
Then he asked them, "Young men, haven't you caught anything?" "Not a thing," they answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Men," Jesus called to them, "you don't have any fish, do you?"" No," they answered.

International Standard Version
Jesus asked them, "Children, you don't have any fish, do you?" They answered him, "No."

NET Bible
So Jesus said to them, "Children, you don't have any fish, do you?" They replied, "No."

New Heart English Bible
Jesus therefore said to them, "Children, have you anything to eat?" They answered him, "No."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said to them, “Lads, do you have anything to eat?” They said to him, “No.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus asked them, "Friends, haven't you caught any fish?" They answered him, "No, we haven't."

New American Standard 1977
Jesus therefore said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus said unto them, Children, have ye any food? They answered him, No.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Jesus said unto them, Children, have you any fish? They answered him, No.

American King James Version
Then Jesus said to them, Children, have you any meat? They answered him, No.

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore saith unto them, Children, have ye aught to eat? They answered him, No.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus therefore said to them: Children, have you any meat? They answered him: No.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore says to them, Children, have ye anything to eat? They answered him, No.

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore saith unto them, Children, have ye aught to eat? They answered him, No.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Jesus saith to them, Children, have ye any victuals? They answered him, No.

Weymouth New Testament
He called to them. "Children," He said, "have you any food there?" "No," they answered.

World English Bible
Jesus therefore said to them, "Children, have you anything to eat?" They answered him, "No."

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus, therefore, saith to them, 'Lads, have ye any meat?'
Study Bible
Jesus Appears by the Sea of Tiberias
4Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not recognize that it was Jesus. 5So He called out to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” “No,” they answered. 6He told them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it there, and they were unable to haul it in because of the great number of fish.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:15
When evening came, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late. Dismiss the crowds, so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves."

Luke 24:41
While they were still in disbelief because of their joy and amazement, He asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"

Treasury of Scripture

Then Jesus said to them, Children, have you any meat? They answered him, No.

Children.

1 John 2:13,18
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father…

have.

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Luke 24:41-43
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? …

Philippians 4:11-13,19
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content…







Lexicon
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

[He]
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

called out
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

to them,
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Children,
Παιδία (Paidia)
Noun - Vocative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3813: Neuter diminutive of pais; a childling, i.e., an infant, or a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively, an immature Christian.

do you have
ἔχετε (echete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

any
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

fish?”
προσφάγιον (prosphagion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4371: Neuter of a presumed derivative of a compound of pros and phago; something eaten in addition to bread, i.e. A relish.

“No,”
Οὔ (Ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

they answered.
Ἀπεκρίθησαν (Apekrithēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.
(5) Children, have ye any meat?--The word rendered "Children" (or, as the margin has it, Sirs), is used in addressing others only by St. John among the New Testament writers (1John 2:13; 1John 2:18). It is not the word used in John 13:33, where we have an expression denoting His affectionate tenderness for the disciples, which would not have been appropriate here, for He does not at once reveal His identity to them. It is a word which, indeed, may express His love for them (comp. John 4:49), but which appears also to have been used as an address to workmen or inferiors, not unlike our own words "boys" or "lads." They seem to take it in this sense, as though some traveller passing by asked the question because he wished to purchase some of their fish.

The word rendered "meat" occurs here only in the New Testament. It means anything eaten with bread, and was used as equivalent to the fish which was the ordinary relish. (Comp. Note on John 6:9.)

Verses 5, 6. - Jesus therefore saith unto them. They failed to recognize his first appearance, so he permits them to hear the voice which had often poured such music into their ears. Children; not τεκνία, the phrase used in John 13:33, but παιδία, "young people," "lads" - a term of less intimate familiarity, though the apostle himself used it in 1 John 2:13, 18 (in vers. 1 and 12 τρεκνία is used, apparently in interchange with it). The μή τι suggests a negative answer. Προσφάγιον is that which is eaten with bread, and is commonly ὄψον or ὀψάριον, something roasted for the purpose of eating with bread. Since fish was very frequently used for the purpose, the word was often used for "fish" itself (LXX., Numbers 11:22; John 6.9, 11. Other equivalent words are found in Attic Greek, προσφάγημα, προσόψημα). Children (lads, young men yonder), you have nothing, I suppose, to eat? They answered him, No. In all this scene the risen Lord showed himself interested and co-operating with them in their daily toil, as engaged in the same work with them. Their listless manner showed that they had toiled in vain, and, perhaps with tone or gesture of unwillingness to confess their failure, they replied in the negative. Then he said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship; the side opposite to that on which they were dragging it along. Moreover, the "right hand," the "right eye," the "right ear," the "right side," are proverbially the more useful, fruitful, or honorable. The imagery is preserved throughout Scripture. And ye shall find. Therefore they cast it. And in order to do this they would probably have had to haul a considerable portion of it into the boat for the necessary transference from left to right. They at once obeyed the summons, remembering what they had previously found to have been their experience (Luke 5.), and no longer were they able, or had they strength, to draw it into the boat. Ἐλκύσαι, is here quite a different process from the σύροντες of ver. 8, which describes the hauling, tugging, of the net to shore. The difficulty arose from (or, because of) the multitude of the fishes. The miracle here is a simple indication of the higher knowledge which the Lord possessed. This huge shoal may, humanly speaking, have been perceived in its approach; so that the event is more impressive in its analogical force than in its supernatural machinery. It suggests the surprising results that would accompany their labor when they should under the Lord's own injunction and inspiration, become veritable fishers of men. The parabolic teaching of this miracle is unusually obvious. 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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