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John 21 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

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After these things Jesus [fn]manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:2 - Simon Peter, and Thomas called [fn]Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:3 - Simon Peter *said to them, “I am going fishing.” They *said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.
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But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:5 - So Jesus *said to them, “Children, do you have [fn]any fish?” They answered Him, “No.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:6 - And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:7 - Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved *said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and cast himself into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:8 - But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about [fn]two hundred cubits away, dragging the net full of fish.
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So when they got out on the land, they *saw a charcoal fire in place and fish placed on it, and bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:10 - Jesus *said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:11 - Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, 153; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus Provides Breakfast

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:12 - Jesus *said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared to question Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:13 - Jesus *came and *took the bread and *gave it to them, and the fish likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:14 - This is now the third time that Jesus [fn]was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

Peter’s Restoration and Commission

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 -

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [fn]love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:16 - He *said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [fn]love You.” He *said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:17 - He *said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you [fn]love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I [fn]love You.” Jesus *said to him, “Tend My sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:18 - “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:19 - Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He *said to him, “Follow Me!”

Jesus’ Command to Follow Him

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Peter, turning around, *saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:21 - So Peter seeing him *said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:22 - Jesus *said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:23 - Therefore this saying went out among the brothers that this disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?”
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This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things and wrote these things, and we know that his witness is true.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:25 -

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they *were written one after the other, I suppose that even the world itself *could not contain the books that *would be written.

LSB Footnotes
Or made Himself visible
The Twin
Or something eaten with bread
Approx. 100 yd. or 91 m, a cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
Or made Himself visible
Gr agapao
Gr phileo
Gr agapao
Gr phileo
Gr phileo
Gr phileo
Gr phileo
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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