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John 21

Christ appearing again to his disciples was known of them by the great draught of fishes.

John 21:1 After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he manifested [himself] on this wise. John 21:2 There was 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 saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that night they took nothing. John 21:4 But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. John 21:5 Jesus therefore saith unto them, Children, have ye aught to eat? They answered him, No. John 21:6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. John 21:7 That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea. John 21:8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net [full] of fishes. John 21:9 So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. John 21:10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now taken. John 21:11 Simon Peter therefore went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent.

He dineth with them:

John 21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come [and] break your fast. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. John 21:13 Jesus cometh, and taketh the bread, and giveth them, and the fish likewise. John 21:14 This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

earnestly commandeth Peter to feed his lambs and sheep:

John 21:15 So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. John 21:16 He saith to him again a second time, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Tend my sheep. John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

foretelleth him of his death:

John 21:18 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 stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. John 21:19 Now this he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me. John 21:20 Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned back on his breast at the supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrayeth thee? John 21:21 Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

rebuketh his curiosity touching John.

John 21:22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? Follow thou me. John 21:23 This saying therefore went forth among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, that he should not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? John 21:24 This is the disciple that beareth witness of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is true.

The conclusion.

John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that should be written.

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