John

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.

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

a Mat. 26.32; 28.7. ch. 6.1.
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bThere were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of cCana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

c ch. 2.1.
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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 dthey caught nothing.

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

e Lu. 24.16. ch. 20.14.
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Then Jesus saith unto them, 1Children, fhave ye any *meat? They answered him, No.

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And he said unto them, gCast 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.

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Therefore hthat disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is ithe Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and jdid cast himself into the sea.

h ch. 13.23; 20.2; 19.26. v.20,24.
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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

m ch. 20.19,26.
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¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, nSimon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me omore than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; pthou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, qFeed my lambs.

n Mat. 16.17. ch. 1.42.
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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, rFeed my sheep.

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He saith unto him sthe third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was tgrieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, uthou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, vFeed my sheep.

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*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 wstretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

w Ac. 12.3,4. 2Pe. 1.14. ch. 13.36,37. Ac. 21.11,13.
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This spake he, signifying xby what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, yFollow me.

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

z ch. 13.23,25; 19.26; 20.2. v.7,24.
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Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and awhat shall this man do?

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Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he btarry ctill I come, dwhat is that to thee? follow thou me.

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Then went this saying abroad among ethe 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?

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This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and fwe know that his testimony is true.

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