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John 21 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:1 - After these things Jesus [fn]revealed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He revealed Himself in this way:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:2 - Simon Peter, Thomas who was called [fn]Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, 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 are also coming with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:4 - 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, you do not have any fish to eat, do you?” They answered Him, “No.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:6 - And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you will find the fish. So they cast it, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great quantity 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 on his outer garment (for he was stripped for work), and threw 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:9 - So when they got out on the land, they *saw a charcoal fire already [fn]made 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 - So Simon Peter went up and hauled the net to land, full of large fish, 153; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus Provides

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:12 - Jesus *said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples ventured to inquire of 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 was now the third time that Jesus revealed Himself to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

The Love Question

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 - Now 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 [fn]hurt 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.

Our Times Are in His Hand

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:18 - “Truly, truly I tell you, when you were younger, you used to put on your belt and walk wherever you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will put your belt on you, and bring you where you do not want to go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:19 - Now He said this, indicating by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had said this, He *said to him, “Follow Me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:20 - Peter turned around and *saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them—the one who also had leaned back on His chest at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who is betraying You?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:21 - So Peter, upon 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 [fn]account went out among the brothers, that that 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?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:24 - This is the disciple who is testifying about these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:25 - But there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written in detail, I expect that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or made Himself visible
I.e., the Twin
About 100 yd. or 90 m; a cubit is about 18 in. or 45 cm
Lit laid
Gr agapao
Gr phileo
Gr agapao
Gr phileo
Gr phileo
Or distressed
Gr phileo
Gr phileo
Lit word
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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