John 21 ©
Christ appeareth to his disciples at the sea of Tiberias, and maketh himself known by a great draught of fishes: he eateth before them: he thrice repeateth his charge to Peter to feed his flock; foretelleth the manner of his death; and rebuketh his curiosity concerning John. John asserteth the truth of his testimony, and that Jesus did many acts besides, too numerous to be recorded.
But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: ebut the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
Then Jesus saith unto them, 1Children, fhave ye any *meat? They answered him, No.
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.
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.
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw ka fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
Jesus 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, yet was not the net broken.
Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
This is now the mthird time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
¶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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.