New Living Translation
When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them--fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some 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.
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.
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.
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Library'They Also Serve who Only Stand and Wait'
'Peter, seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do! Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou Me.'--John xxi. 21, 22. We have seen in a former sermon that the charge of the risen Christ to Peter, which immediately precedes these verses, allotted to him service and suffering. The closing words of that charge 'Follow Me!' had a deep significance, as uniting both parts of his task in the one supreme command of imitation of his Master. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
November the Thirteenth a Transformed Fisherman
Love and Service.
On the Same Words of the Gospel of John. xxi. 15, "Simon, Son of John, Lovest Thou Me More than These?" Etc.
"There's a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?"
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted.
Because it was cold, the household servants and the guards had made a charcoal fire. They stood around it, warming themselves, and Peter stood with them, warming himself.
The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore.
"Bring some of the fish you've just caught," Jesus said.
Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish.
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