New International Version
When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
King James Bible
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
Darby Bible Translation
When therefore they went out on the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.
World English Bible
So when they got out on the land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.
Young's Literal Translation
when, therefore, they came to the land, they behold a fire of coals lying, and a fish lying on it, and bread.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They saw a fire, etc. - This appears to have been a new miracle. It could not have been a fire which the disciples had there, for it is remarked as something new; besides, they had caught no fish, John 21:5, and here was a small fish upon the coals, and a loaf of bread provided to eat with it. The whole appears to have been miraculously prepared by Christ.
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"The disciple whom Jesus loved leaned on His breast" (John xxi. 20). An American gentleman once visited the saintly Albert Bengel. He was very desirous to hear him pray. So one night he lingered at his door, hoping to overhear his closing devotions. The rooms were adjoining and the doors ajar. The good man finished his studies, closed his books, knelt down for a moment and simply said: "Dear Lord Jesus, things are still the same between us," and then sweetly fell asleep. So close was his communion …
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"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"
Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.
The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.
Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught."
Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.
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