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John 21:1 After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberius Caesar; and on this way showed He Himself.
John 21:2 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.
John 21:3 Simon Peter said to them, I go fishing. They said to him, we will also go with you. They went out, and immediately entered into a boat; and that night they caught nothing.
John 21:4 But when the morning had come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
John 21:5 Then Jesus said to them, little children, do you have any food? They answered Him, no.
John 21:6 So He said to them, cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will discover. Therefore they cast, and now they did not have the strength to draw it in because of the quantity of fish.
John 21:7 Therefore that disciple who 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 did cast himself into the sea.
John 21:8 and the other disciples came in a little boat; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net with fishes.
John 21:9 As soon then as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.
John 21:10 Jesus said to them, bring now the fish which you have caught.
John 21:11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty-three: and for all there were so many, yet the net was not broken.
John 21:12 Jesus said to them, come and dine. And none of the disciples dared ask Him, who are You? Knowing that it was the Lord.
John 21:13 Jesus then came, and gave them both bread and fish.
John 21:14 Now this is the third time that Jesus showed Himself to His disciples, after He was risen from the dead.
John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love Me more than these? He said to Him, yes, Lord; You know that I have fondness for You. He said to him, feed My lambs.
John 21:16 He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love Me? He said to Him, yes, Lord; You know that I have fondness for you. He said to him, feed My sheep.
John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you have fondness for Me? Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, do you have fondness for Me? So he said to Him, Lord, You know all things; You know that I have fondness for You. Jesus said to him, feed My sheep.
John 21:18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you dressed yourself, and walked to where you wanted: but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you, and take you to where you do not want to go.
John 21:19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he should glorify God. When He had spoken this, He said to Him, follow Me!
John 21:20 Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned on His chest at supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrays You?
John 21:21 Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what will this man do?
John 21:22 Jesus said to him, if I will that he stay until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.
John 21:23 Then this saying went out among the brothers, that this disciple should not die: yet Jesus did not say this of him, He will not die; but, if I will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?
John 21:24 This is the disciple who testifies about these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
John 21:25 There are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written down each one, I imagine that even the world itself would not have space for the books being written. Amen.