NASB — John 21 — KJV

Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

1 After these things Jesus Iamanifested Himself bagain to the disciples at the cSea of Tiberias, and He manifested [Himself] in this way. 2 Simon Peter, and aThomas called IDidymus, and bNathanael of cCana in Galilee, and dthe [sons] of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter *said to them, “I am going fishing.” They *said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and athat night they caught nothing.

[1] IOr made Himself visible aMk 16:12; Jn 21:14 bJn 20:19, 26 cJn 6:1
[2] II.e. the Twin aJn 11:16 bJn 1:45ff cJn 2:1 dMt 4:21; Mk 1:19; Lk 5:10
[3] aLk 5:5

4 ¶ But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not aknow that it was Jesus. 5 So Jesus *said to them, “Children, ayou do not have Iany fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.” 6 And He said to them, aCast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find [a catch].” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish. 7 aTherefore that disciple whom Jesus loved *said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped [for work]), and threw himself into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about Ione hundred yards away, dragging the net [full] of fish.

[4] aLk 24:16; Jn 20:14
[5] ILit something eaten with bread aLk 24:41
[6] aLk 5:4ff
[7] aJn 13:23; 21:20
[8] ILit 200 cubits

9 ¶ So when they got out on the land, they *saw a charcoal afire [already] laid and bfish placed on it, and bread. 10 Jesus *said to them, “Bring some of the afish which you have now caught.” 11 Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

[9] aJn 18:18 bJn 6:9, 11; 21:10, 13
[10] aJn 6:9, 11; 21:9, 13

Jesus Provides

12 Jesus *said to them, “Come [and] have abreakfast.” None of the disciples ventured to question Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus *came and *took athe bread and *gave [it] to them, and the bfish likewise. 14 This is now the athird time that Jesus Iwas manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

[12] aJn 21:15
[13] aJn 21:9 bJn 6:9, 11; 21:9, 10
[14] IOr made Himself visible aJn 20:19, 26

The Love Motivation

15 ¶ So when they had afinished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, [son] of John, do you Iblove Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I IIlove You.” He *said to him, “Tend cMy lambs.” 16 He *said to him again a second time, “Simon, [son] of John, do you Ilove Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I IIlove You.” He *said to him, aShepherd My sheep.” 17 He *said to him the third time, “Simon, [son] of John, do you Ilove Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him athe third time, “Do you Ilove Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, bYou know all things; You know that I Ilove You.” Jesus *said to him, cTend My sheep.

[15] IGr agapao IIGr phileo aJn 21:12 bMt 26:33; Mk 14:29; Jn 13:37 cLk 12:32
[16] IGr agapao IIGr phileo aMt 2:6; Ac 20:28; 1P 5:2; Rv 7:17
[17] IGr phileo aJn 13:38 bJn 16:30 cJn 21:15, 16

Our Times Are in His Hand

18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to [go].” 19 Now this He said, asignifying by bwhat kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He *said to him, cFollow Me!”

[19] aJn 12:33; 18:32 b2P 1:14 cMt 8:22; 16:24; Jn 21:22

20 ¶ Peter, turning around, *saw the adisciple whom Jesus loved following [them]; the one who also had bleaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” 21 So Peter seeing him *said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” 22 Jesus *said to him, “If I want him to remain auntil I come, what [is that] to you? You bfollow Me!” 23 Therefore this saying went out among athe brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but [only], “If I want him to remain buntil I come, what [is that] to you?”

[20] aJn 21:7 bJn 13:25
[22] aMt 16:27f; 1Co 4:5; 11:26; Jm 5:7; Rv 2:25 bMt 8:22; 16:24; Jn 21:19
[23] aAc 1:15 bMt 16:27f; 1Co 4:5; 11:26; Jm 5:7; Rv 2:25

24 ¶ This is the disciple who ais testifying to these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true.

[24] aJn 15:27

25 ¶ And there are also amany other things which Jesus did, which if they *were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself *would not contain the books that *would be written.

[25] aJn 20:30


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Christ appearing again to his disciples was known of them by the great draught of fishes.

1 ¶ After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he [himself]. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the [sons] of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. 6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right 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. 7 Therefore 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. 8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. 9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

[1] Mt 26:32; 28:7, 16; Mk 16:7; Jn 6:1, 23; 20:19.
[2] Jsh 19:28; Mt 4:21; Jn 1:45; 2:1, 11; 4:46; 20:28.
[3] 2K 6:1; Mt 4:18; Lk 5:5, 10; Ac 18:3; 20:34; 1Co 3:7; 9:6; 1Th 2:9; 2Th 3:7.
[4] Mk 16:12; Lk 24:15, 31; Jn 20:14.
[5] Ps 37:3; Lk 24:41; Php 4:11, 19; He 13:5; 1Jn 2:13, 18.
[6] Ps 8:8; Mt 7:27; Lk 5:4; Jn 2:5; Ac 2:41; 4:4; He 2:6.
[7] 1S 19:24; 2S 6:20; Jb 22:6; Ps 118:23; So 8:7; Mt 14:28; Mk 11:3; Lk 2:11; 7:47; Jn 13:23; 19:26; 20:2, 20, 28; 21:20, 24; Ac 2:36; 10:36; 1Co 15:47; 2Co 5:14; Jm 2:1.
[8] Dt 3:11.
[9] 1K 19:5; Mt 4:11; Mk 8:3; Lk 12:29.
[11] Lk 5:6; Ac 2:41.

He dineth with them:

12 Jesus saith unto them, Come [and] dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. 14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

[12] Gn 32:29; Mk 9:32; Lk 9:45; Jn 4:27; 16:19; Ac 10:41.
[13] Lk 24:42; Ac 10:41.
[14] Jn 20:19, 26.

earnestly commandeth Peter to feed his lambs and sheep:

15 ¶ So 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. 16 He 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. 17 He 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.

[15] Gn 33:13; 2S 7:20; 2K 20:3; Ps 78:70; Is 40:11; Jr 3:15; 23:4; Ezk 34:2, 23; Mt 10:37; 16:17; 18:10; 25:34; 26:33, 35; Mk 14:29; Lk 22:32; Jn 1:42; 8:42; 14:15; 16:27; 21:7, 16, 17; Ac 20:28; Ro 14:1; 15:1; 1Co 3:1; 8:11; 16:21; 2Co 5:14; Ga 5:6; Ep 4:14; 6:24; 1Ti 4:15; He 4:13; 12:12; 13:20; 1P 1:8; 2:2, 25; 5:1; 1Jn 4:19; 5:1; Rv 2:23.
[16] Ps 95:7; 100:3; Zc 13:7; Mt 25:32; 26:72; Lk 15:3; 19:10; Jn 10:11, 26; 18:17, 25; Ac 20:28; He 13:20; 1P 2:25.
[17] Jsh 22:22; 1K 17:18; 1Ch 29:17; Jb 31:4; Ps 7:8; 17:3; Jr 17:10; Lm 3:33; Mt 25:40; 26:73, 75; Mk 14:72; Lk 22:61; Jn 2:24; 12:8; 13:38; 14:15; 15:10; 16:30; 18:4, 27; 21:15; Ac 1:24; 15:8; 2Co 1:12; 2:4; 7:8; 8:8; Ep 4:30; 1P 1:6; 2P 1:12; 3:1; 1Jn 3:16; 3Jn 1:7; Rv 2:23; 3:19.

foretelleth him of his death:

18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry [thee] whither thou wouldest not. 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me. 20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? 21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what [shall] this man [do]?

[18] Jn 12:27; 13:36; Ac 12:3; 21:11; 2Co 5:4.
[19] Nu 14:24; 1S 12:20; Mt 10:38; 16:21; 19:28; Mk 8:33; Lk 9:22; Jn 12:26; 13:36; 21:22; Php 1:20; 1P 4:11; 2P 1:14.
[20] Jn 13:23; 20:2; 21:7, 24.
[21] Mt 24:3; Lk 13:23; Ac 1:6.

rebuketh his curiosity touching John.

22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? follow thou me. 23 Then 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? 24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

[22] Mt 16:27; 24:3, 27, 44; 25:31; Mk 9:1; Jn 21:19; 1Co 4:5; 11:26; Rv 1:7; 2:25; 3:11; 22:7, 20.
[23] Dt 29:29; Jb 28:28; 33:13; Dn 4:35.
[24] Jn 19:35; 1Jn 1:1; 5:6; 3Jn 1:12.

The conclusion.

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the 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.

[25] Nu 13:33; Dt 1:28; Jb 26:14; Ps 40:5; 71:15; Ec 1:15; 12:12; Dn 4:11; Am 7:10; Mt 11:5; 19:24; Jn 20:30; Ac 10:38; 20:35; He 11:32.


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