John 21:3–25

Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”

They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and 1immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples fdid not know that it was Jesus. Then gJesus said to them, Children, have you any food?”

They answered Him, “No.”

And He said to them, hCast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.

Therefore ithat disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea. But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish. Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.”

11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken. 12 Jesus said to them, jCome and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.

14 This is now kthe third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.

Christ Speaks to Peter

15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of 2Jonah, do you love Me more than these?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I 3love You.”

He said to him, lFeed My lambs.”

16 He said to him again a second time, Simon, son of 4Jonah, do you love Me?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I 5love You.”

mHe said to him, Tend My nsheep.”

17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of 6Jonah, do you 7love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, Do you 7love Me?”

And he said to Him, “Lord, oYou know all things; You know that I 7love You.”

Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep. 18 pMost assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” 19 This He spoke, signifying qby what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, rFollow Me.”

20 Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple swhom Jesus loved following, twho also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” 21 Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?”

22 Jesus said to him, If I 8will that he remain utill I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.”

23 Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?”

The Conclusion of John’s Gospel

24 This is the disciple who vtestifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.

25 wAnd there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, xI suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

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