John 20:11–21:23

11 aBut Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she bstooped and looked into the tomb;

12 and she * saw atwo angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.

13 And they * said to her, “aWoman, why are you weeping?” She * said to them, “Because bthey have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

14 When she had said this, she turned around and * asaw Jesus standing there, and bdid not know that it was Jesus.

15 Jesus * said to her, aWoman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she * said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

16 Jesus * said to her, Mary!” She turned and * said to Him ain 1Hebrew, “bRabboni!” (which means, Teacher).

17 Jesus * said to her, Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to aMy brethren and say to them, ‘I bascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’ ”

18 aMary Magdalene * came, bannouncing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

Jesus among His Disciples

19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for afear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and * said to them, 1bPeace be with you.”

20 And when He had said this, aHe showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then brejoiced when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, aPeace be with you; bas the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and * said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 aIf you forgive the sins of any, their sins 1have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

24 But aThomas, one of bthe twelve, called 1aDidymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in aHis hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, bI will not believe.”

26 1After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus * came, the doors having been 2shut, and stood in their midst and said, aPeace be with you.”

27 Then He * said to Thomas, aReach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Jesus * said to him, Because you have seen Me, have you believed? aBlessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

Why This Gospel Was Written

30 aTherefore many other 1bsigns Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;

31 but these have been written aso that you may believe that Jesus is 1the Christ, bthe Son of God; and that cbelieving you may have life in His name.

Chapter 21

Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

1 After these things Jesus 1amanifested Himself bagain to the disciples at the cSea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way.

2 Simon Peter, and aThomas called 1Didymus, 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.

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 1any 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 1one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.

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.

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 1was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

The Love Motivation

15 So when they had afinished breakfast, Jesus * said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you 1blove Me more than these?” He * said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I 2love You.” He * said to him, Tend cMy lambs.”

16 He * said to him again a second time, Simon, son of John, do you 1love Me?” He * said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I 2love You.” He * said to him, aShepherd My sheep.”

17 He * said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you 1love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him athe third time, Do you 1love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, bYou know all things; You know that I 1love You.” Jesus * said to him, cTend My sheep.

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!”

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?”

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