Christ appearing again to his disciples was known of them by the great draught of fishes.
John 21:1 After that Iesus shewed him selfe agayne at the see of Tyberias. And on this wyse shewed he him selfe. John 21:2 There were to geder Simon Peter and Thomas which is called Didymus: and Nathanael of Cana a citie of Galile and the sonnes of Zebedei and two other of the disciples. John 21:3 Simon Peter sayde vnto them: I goo a fysshynge. They sayde vnto him: we also will goo with the. They wet their waye and entred into a shippe strayght waye and that nyght caught they nothinge. John 21:4 But when the mornynge was now come Iesus stode on the shore: neverthelesse the disciples knewe not yt it was Iesus. John 21:5 Iesus sayde vnto the: syrs have ye eny meate? They answered him no. John 21:6 And he sayde vnto them: cast out ye net on the ryght syde of the ship and ye shall fynde. They cast out and anone they were not able to drawe it for ye multitude of fysshes John 21:7 Then sayde the disciple whom Iesus loved vnto Peter: It is the Lorde. When Simon Peter hearde that it was ye lorde he gyrde his mantell to him (for he was naked) and sprange into the see John 21:8 The other disciples came by ship: for they were not farre from londe but as it were two hondred cubites and they drewe the net with fysshes. John 21:9 Assone as they were come to londe they sawe hoot coles and fysshe layd ther on and breed. John 21:10 Iesus sayde vnto them: bringe of the fysshe which ye have now caught. John 21:11 Simon Peter stepped forthe and drewe the net to londe full of greate fysshes an hondred and .liii. And for all ther were so many yet was not the net broken.
He dineth with them:
John 21:12 Iesus sayde vnto them: come and dyne. And none of the disciples durste axe him: what arte thou? For they knewe that it was the lorde. John 21:13 Iesus then came and toke breed and gave them and fysshe lykwyse John 21:14 And this is now the thyrde tyme that Iesus appered to his disciples after that he was rysen agayne from deeth.
earnestly commandeth Peter to feed his lambs and sheep:
John 21:15 When they had dyned Iesus sayde to Simon Peter: Simon Ioana lovest thou me more then these? He sayde vnto him: ye Lorde thou knowest that I love the. He sayde vnto him: fede my lambes. John 21:16 He sayde to him agayne the seconde tyme: Simo Ioana lovest thou me? He sayde vnto him: ye lorde thou knowest that I love ye. He sayde vnto him: fede my shepe. John 21:17 He sayde vnto him ye thyrde tyme: Simon Ioanna lovest thou me? And Peter sorowed because he sayde to him ye thyrde tyme lovest thou me and sayde vnto him: Lorde thou knowest all thinge thou knowest that I love the. Iesus sayde vnto him: fede my shepe.
foretelleth him of his death:
John 21:18 Verely verely I saye vnto the when thou wast yonge thou gerdedst thy selfe and walkedst whyther thou woldest: but when thou arte olde thou shalt stretche forthe thy hondes and a nother shall gyrde ye and leade the whyther thou woldest not. John 21:19 That spake he signifyinge by what deeth he shuld glorify God. And whe he had sayde thus he sayd to him folowe me. John 21:20 Peter turned about and sawe that disciple who Iesus loved folowynge: which also lened on his brest at supper and sayde: Lorde which is he yt shall betraye the? John 21:21 When Peter sawe him he sayde to Iesus: Lorde what shall he here do?
rebuketh his curiosity touching John.
John 21:22 Iesus sayd vnto him Yf I will have him to tary tyll I come what is that to the? folowe thou me. John 21:23 Then went this sayinge a broode amonge the brethren that that disciple shulde not dye. Yet Iesus sayde not to him he shall not dye: but yf I will that he tary tyll I come what is that to the? John 21:24 The same disciple is he which testifieth of these thinges and wrote these thinges. And we knowe that his testimony is true.
John 21:25 There are also many other thinges which Iesus dyd: the which yf they shuld be written every won I suppose the worlde coulde not cotayne the bokes that shuld be written.