Bishops' Bible

John 21

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

John 21:1 Afterward dyd Iesus shew him selfe againe to his disciples, at the sea of Tiberias. And on this wyse shewed he hym selfe. John 21:2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas [which is] called Didymus, and Nathanael, of Cana in Galilee, and the sonnes of Zebedee, & two other of his disciples. John 21:3 Simon Peter saith vnto them, I [wyl] go a fisshyng. They say vnto hym: We also wyll go with thee. They wet their way, and entred into a shippe immediatly, & that nyght caught they nothyng. John 21:4 But when the mornyng was nowe come, Iesus stoode on the shore: Neuerthelesse, the disciples knewe not that it was Iesus. John 21:5 Iesus sayth vnto them: Children, haue ye any meate? They aunswered hym, no. John 21:6 And he saith vnto them: Cast out the net on the ryght syde of the shippe, and ye shall fynde. They cast out therefore, and anone they were not able to drawe it for the multitude of fisshes. John 21:7 Then sayde the disciple, whom Iesus loued, vnto Peter: It is the Lord. Whe Simon Peter hearde that it was the Lorde, he gyrde his coate vnto him (for he was naked) and sprang into the sea. John 21:8 The other disciples came by shippe, (for they were not farre from lande, but as it were two hundred cubites) And they drewe the net with fisshes. John 21:9 Assoone then as they were come to lande, they sawe whot coales, and fisshe layde theron, and bread. John 21:10 Iesus saith vnto them: Bryng of the fisshe which ye haue nowe caught. John 21:11 Simon Peter went vp, and drewe the net to the lande, full of great fisshes, an hundred and fiftie and three: And for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

He dineth with them:

John 21:12 Iesus sayth vnto them, come and dyne. And none of the disciples durst aske hym, who art thou? For they knewe that it was the Lorde. John 21:13 Iesus then came, and toke bread, and gaue them, and fisshe lykewyse. John 21:14 This is nowe the thirde tyme that Iesus appeared to his disciples, after that he was risen agayne from death.

earnestly commandeth Peter to feed his lambs and sheep:

John 21:15 So when they had dyned, Iesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon Ioanna, louest thou me more then these? He sayd vnto hym: Yea Lorde, thou knowest that I loue thee. He sayth vnto hym: feede my lambes. John 21:16 He sayth to hym agayne the seconde tyme: Simon Ioanna, louest thou me? He sayth vnto hym: Yea Lorde, thou knowest that I loue thee. He sayde vnto hym: feede my sheepe. John 21:17 He sayde vnto hym the thirde tyme: Simon Ioanna, louest thou me? Peter was sory, because he sayde vnto hym the thirde tyme, louest thou me: And he sayde vnto hym, Lorde thou knowest all thynges, thou knowest that I loue thee. Iesus sayth vnto hym: feede my sheepe.

foretelleth him of his death:

John 21:18 Ueryly veryly I say vnto thee, when thou wast young, thou gyrdedst thy selfe, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be olde, thou shalt stretch foorth thy handes, and another shall gyrde thee, and leade thee whither thou wouldest not. John 21:19 That spake he, signifiyng by what death he should glorifie God. And whe he had spoken this, he sayth vnto hym, folowe me. John 21:20 Peter turned about, and sawe the disciple, whom Iesus loued, folowyng, which also leaned on his brest at supper, and sayde, Lorde which is he that betrayeth thee? John 21:21 When Peter therfore sawe hym, he sayth to Iesus: Lorde, what shal he do?

rebuketh his curiosity touching John.

John 21:22 Iesus sayth vnto hym: If I wyll haue hym to tary tyll I come, what is that to thee? folowe thou me. John 21:23 Then went this saying abrode among the brethren, that that disciple shoulde not dye: Yet Iesus sayde not to hym, he shall not dye: but, yf I wyll that he tary tyll I come, what is that to thee? John 21:24 The same disciple is he, which testifieth of these thynges, and wrote these thynges: And we knowe that his testimonie is true.

The conclusion.

John 21:25 There are also many other thynges, whiche Iesus dyd, the which, yf they shoulde be written euery one, I suppose the world could not conteine the bookes that shoulde be written.

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