John 21
King James Bible: Purple Letter EditionERP 
1After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and in this manner {on this wise} showed He Himself. 2There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas, called Didymus, and Nathanael, of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples. 3Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a boat {ship} immediately; and that night they caught nothing. 4But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore; but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any food {meat}? They answered Him, No. 6And He said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat {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 saith 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 did cast himself into the sea. 8And the other disciples came in a little boat {ship} (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fishes. 9As soon, then, as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it {thereon}, and bread. 10Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fish{es}, and hundred and fifty and three; and although {for all} there were so many, yet was not the net broken. 12Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples dared {durst} ask Him, Who art Thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. 14This is now the third time that Jesus showed Himself to His disciples, after He was risen from the dead.

15So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these? He saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, Feed My lambs. 16He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? He saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, Feed My sheep. 17He saith 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 unto Him, Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep. 18Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst where {whither} thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee where {whither} thou wouldest not. 19This spoke {spake} He, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He saith unto him, Follow Me.

20Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned on His breast at supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrayeth Thee? 21Peter, seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou Me. 23Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. Yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

24This is the disciple who testifieth of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true. 25And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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