John 21

John 21

1Christ appeareth to his disciples at the sea of Tiberias, and maketh himself known by a great draught of fishes: 12he eateth before them: 15he thrice repeateth his charge to Peter to feed his flock; foretelleth the manner of his death; and rebuketh his curiosity concerning John. 24John asserteth the truth of his testimony, and that Jesus did many acts besides, too numerous to be recorded.

1 After 1these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

2 1There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of 2Cana 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 1they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: 1but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, aChildren, 1have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

6 And he said unto them, 1Cast 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 1that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is 2the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and 3did 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 1a 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.

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 1Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

14 This is now the 1third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

15 ¶ So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 1Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me 2more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; 3thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, 4Feed 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, 1Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him 1the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was 2grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, 3thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, 4Feed my sheep.

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 1stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

19 This spake he, signifying 1by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, 2Follow me.

20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple 1whom 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 1what shall this man do?

22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he 1tarry 2till I come, 3what is that to thee? follow thou me.

23 Then went this saying abroad among 1the 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 1we know that his testimony is true.

25 1And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, 2I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

John 21