Sunday, March 31, 2024



John 21:1

King James Version

21 After these things Jesus shewed himself again 

to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; 

and on this wise shewed he himself.

The previous post showed the first three gospels.

Wherein JESUS gave His farewell instructions.

Before He ascended to heaven, sitting at the right hand of GOD.

We create a separate post for John's gospel here.

JESUS dines for the last time, with His apostles, by the Sea of Galilee.

Here's what the Bible says:

John 21:2-3

King James Version

2 There were together Simon Peter

and Thomas called Didymus

and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, 

and the sons* of Zebedee

and two other of his disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. 

They say unto him, We also go with thee. 

They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; 

and that night they caught nothing.

John 21:4-6

King James Version

4 But when the morning was now come,

 Jesus stood on the shore: 

but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, 

Children, have ye any meat? 

They answered him, No.

6 And he said unto them, 

Cast the net on the right side of the ship, 

and ye shall find. 

They cast therefore, 

and now they were not able to draw it 

for the multitude of fishes.

John 21:7-9

King James Version

7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved 

saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. 

Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, 

he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) 

and did cast himself into the sea.

8 And the other disciples came in a little ship;

 (for they were not far from land, 

but as it were two hundred cubits,) 

dragging the net with fishes.

9 As soon then as they were come to land,

they saw a fire of coals there, 

and fish laid thereon, and bread.

John 21:10-11

King James Version

10 Jesus saith unto them, 

Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.

11 Simon Peter went up, 

and drew the net to land full of great fishes, 

an hundred and fifty and three: 

and for all there were so many, 

yet was not the net broken.

John 21:12-13

King James Version

12 Jesus saith unto them, 

Come and dine. 

And none of the disciples durst ask him, 

Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, 

and giveth them, and fish likewise.

John 21:14

King James Version

14 This is now the third time 

that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples,

after that he was risen from the dead.

John 21:15

King James Version

15 So when they had dined, 

Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 

Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? 

He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; 

thou knowest that I love thee. 

He saith unto him, 

Feed my lambs.

John 21:16

King James Version

16 He saith to him again the second time, 

Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? 

He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; 

thou knowest that I love thee. 

He saith unto him, 

Feed my sheep.

John 21:17

King James Version

17 He saith unto him the third time, 

Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? 

Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, 

Lovest thou me? 

And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; 

thou knowest that I love thee. 

Jesus saith unto him, 

Feed my sheep.

John 21:18-19

King James Version

18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, 

and walkedst whither thou wouldest: 

but when thou shalt be old, 

thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, 

and another shall gird thee, 

and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

19 This spake he, 

signifying by what death he should glorify God. 

And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, 

Follow me.

John 21:20-23

King James Version

20 Then Peter, turning about, 

seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; 

which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, 

Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, 

Lord, and what shall this man do?

22 Jesus saith unto him, 

If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? 

follow thou me.

23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, 

that that disciple should not die: 

yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; 

but, If I will that he tarry till I come, 

what is that to thee?

Apostle John attests to the truth of the gospel.

John 21:24

King James Version

24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, 

and wrote these things: 

and we know that his testimony is true.

And adds the last, thought-provoking verse.

John 21:25

King James Version

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, 

the which, if they should be written every one, 

I suppose that even the world itself could not contain 

the books that should be written. 


Herein ends the gospel of John.

The apostle whom the LORD "loved".


The sons of Zebedee:

-- James the Greater

-- John the Apostle

Matthew 4:18-22

King James Version

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, 

saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, 

and Andrew his brother, 

casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

19 And he saith unto them, 

Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 And they straightway left their nets, 

and followed him.

21 And going on from thence, 

he saw other two brethren, 

James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, 

in a ship with Zebedee their father, 

mending their nets; and he called them.

22 And they immediately left the ship 

and their father, and followed him.

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