John 21 ©

1 Christ reveals Himself again to some disciples, where they were fishing. 6 Blesses them with a very large draft of fishes, whereby they know Him. 7 Peter casts himself into the sea to come unto Him, and the other disciples follow him with the ship. 9 Christ dines with them. 15 And asks Peter thrice whether he loved Him, and commands him to feed His sheep. 18 Foretells him by what death he would glorify God. 20 Reproves his question concerning John. 24 John concludes his evangelical history.


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


There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas 2called Didymus, anda3Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, andb4the sons of Zebedee, and two other 5of his disciples.


Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and 6entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.


But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples 7knew not that it was Jesus.


Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any 8meat? They answered him, No.


And he said unto them, Castc the net 9on 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.


Therefore that disciple whomd Jesus 10loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s 11coat unto him, (for he was 12naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.


And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred 13cubits,) 14dragging the net with fishes.


As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and 15fish laid thereon, and bread.


Jesuse saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.


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, 16yet was not the net broken.


Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples 17durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.


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


This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to 18his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.


¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of 19Jonas, 20lovest thou me more 21than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; 22thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my 23lambs.


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.


He saith unto him the 24third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was 25grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord,f thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, 26Feed my sheep.


Verily,g verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou 27girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt 28stretch forth thy hands, and 29another shall 30gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest 31not.


Thish spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify 32God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.


Then Peter, turning about, seeth thei disciple 33whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that 34betrayeth thee?


Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what 35shall this man do?


Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he 36tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.


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?


This is 37the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and 38we know that his testimony is true.j


Andk there are also many 39other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written 40every one, I suppose 41that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.