John 21
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1AFTER these things, Jesus showed himself again to his disciples by the sea of Tiberias; and he appeared in this way: 2They were all together, Simon Peter, and Thomas who is called the Twin, and Nathanael of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of the disciples. 3Simon Peter said to them, I am going to catch fish. They said to him, We also will come with you. So they went out and went up into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.

4When morning came, Jesus stood by the sea side; and the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5So Jesus said to them, Boys, have you got anything to eat? They said to him, No. 6He said to them, Throw your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find. So they threw it, and they were not able to draw the net, because of the many fishes which it had caught. 7Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, That is our Lord. When Simon heard that it was our Lord, he took his cloak and girded it around his waist, because he was naked; and he jumped into the sea to come to Jesus. 8But the other disciples came by boat; for they were not very far from land, but about a hundred yards, and they were dragging the net of fishes.

9When they landed, they saw burning coals set, and a fish laid on them, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, Bring some of the fish which you have now caught. 11So Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land, full of large fishes, one hundred and fifty-three; and in spite of this weight, the net did not break.

12Jesus said to them, Come, break your fast. But not one of the disciples dared to ask him who he was, for they knew he was our Lord. 13Then Jesus drew near, and took bread and fish, and gave to them. 14This is the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples, since he rose up from the dead.

15When they had broken their fast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these things? He said to him, Yes, my Lord; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my male lambs. 16He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me? He said to him, Yes, my Lord; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep. 17He said to him again the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me? It grieved Peter because he said to him the third time, Do you love me? So he said to him, My Lord, you understand well everything, you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my female lambs.

18Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to tie up your girdle yourself, and walk wherever you pleased; but when you become old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will tie up for you your girdle, and take you where you do not wish. 19He said this, to show by what death he would glorify God. And when he had said these things, he said to him, Follow me.

20Simon Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following him, the one who leaned on the breast of Jesus at the supper, and said, My Lord, who will betray you? 21When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, My Lord, what about him? 22Jesus said to him, If I wish him to remain until I come, what difference does that make to you? You follow me. 23This word then went out among the brethren, that that disciple would not die. But what Jesus said was not that he would not die; but, If I wish that he should remain until I come back, what difference does that make to you?

24This is the disciple who testified concerning all of these things, and who also wrote them; and we know that his testimony is true.

25There are also a great many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written one by one, not even this world, I believe, could contain the books that would be written.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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