Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish
Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples,
by the Sea of Teberias. It happened this way:
Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons
of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together.
"I am going out to fish," Simon Pete told them, and they said, "We'll go with you."
So they went out and got into the boat,but that night they caught nothing.
Eatly in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore,
but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?" "No," they answered.
He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some."
When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!"
As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer
garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.
The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish,
for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.
When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it,
and some bread.
Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught."
Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore.
It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.
Jrsus said to them, "Come and have breakfast."
None of the disciples dared to ask him, "Who are you?"
They knew it was the Lord.
Jesus came took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.
This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples
after he was raised from the dead.
Jesus Reinstates Peter
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter,
"Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?"
"Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you."
Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?
He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep."
The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him th third time, "Do you love me?"
He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.
I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and
went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands,
and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go."
Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God.
Then he said to him, "Follow me!"
Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them.
(This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said,
"Lord, who is going to betray you?"
When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord, what about him?"
Jesus answered, "If I want him remain alive until I return,
what is that to you? You must follow me."
Because of this, the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple
would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said,
"If I want him remain alive until I return, what is that to you?"
This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down.
We know that his testimony is true.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down,
I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books
that would be written.