Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish
21Â Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2Â Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3Â â€œIâ€™m going out to fish,â€ Simon Peter told them, and they said, â€œWeâ€™ll go with you.â€ So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4Â Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
5Â He called out to them, â€œFriends, havenâ€™t you any fish?â€
â€œNo,â€ they answered.
6Â He said, â€œThrow your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.â€When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
7Â Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, â€œIt is the Lord!â€ As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, â€œIt is the Lord,â€ he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.8Â The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. 9Â When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
10Â Jesus said to them, â€œBring some of the fish you have just caught.â€ 11Â So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.12Â Jesus said to them, â€œCome and have breakfast.â€ None of the disciples dared ask him, â€œWho are you?â€ They knew it was the Lord. 13Â Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.14Â This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
Jesus Reinstates Peter
15Â When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, â€œSimon son of John, do you love me more than these?â€
â€œYes, Lord,â€ he said, â€œyou know that I love you.â€
Jesus said, â€œFeed my lambs.â€
16Â Again Jesus said, â€œSimon son of John, do you love me?â€
He answered, â€œYes, Lord, you know that I love you.â€
Jesus said, â€œTake care of my sheep.â€
17Â The third time he said to him, â€œSimon son of John, do you love me?â€
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, â€œDo you love me?â€ He said, â€œLord, you know all things; you know that I love you.â€
Jesus said, â€œFeed my sheep. 18Â Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.â€ 19Â Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, â€œFollow me!â€
20Â Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, â€œLord, who is going to betray you?â€) 21Â When Peter saw him, he asked, â€œLord, what about him?â€
22Â Jesus answered, â€œIf I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.â€ 23Â Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, â€œIf I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?â€
24Â This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.
25Â Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
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