Amplified Bible

John 21

Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

1After this Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias (Galilee). And He did it in this way: Simon Peter, and Thomas who is called Didymus (the twin), and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, as well as [John and James] the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said, “And we are coming with you.” So they went out and got into the boat; and [a]that night they caught nothing.

As morning was breaking, Jesus [came and] stood on the beach; however, the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. So Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish [to eat along with your bread]?” They answered, “No.” And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat (starboard) and you will find some.” So they cast [the net], and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great catch of fish. Then that disciple (John) whom Jesus loved (esteemed) said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer tunic (for he was stripped for work) and threw himself into the sea [and swam ashore]. But the other disciples came in the small boat, for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.

So when they got out on the beach, they saw a charcoal fire set up and fish on it cooking, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three [of them]; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus Provides

12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared to ask Him, “Who are You?” They knew [without any doubt] that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples, after He had risen from the dead.

The Love Motivation

15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do—with total commitment and devotion]?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [b]love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus said to him, “Feed My lambs.” 16 Again He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with total commitment and devotion]?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]?” Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you [really] [c]love Me [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend]?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.

Our Times Are in His Hand

18 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and walked wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and arms, and someone else will dress you, and carry you where you do not wish to go.” 19 Now He said this to indicate the [d]kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. And after saying this, He said to him, “Follow Me [walk the same path of life that I have walked]!”

20 Peter turned and saw the [e]disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His chest at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray You?” 21 So when Peter saw him, he asked Jesus, “Lord, and what about this [f]man [what is in his future]?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If I want him to stay alive until I come [again], what is that to you? You follow Me!” 23 So this word went out among the brothers that this disciple (John) was not going to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but only, “If I want him to stay alive until I come [again], what is that to you?”

24 This is the same [g]disciple who is testifying to these things and has recorded them; and we know [without any doubt] that his testimony is true.

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were recorded [h]one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

Notas al pie

  1. John 21:3 Fishing at night was commonplace and normally productive.
  2. John 21:15 As indicated by the amplifications, Peter uses a different Greek word for love (phileo) than Jesus does (agapao) in His first two questions to Peter (see note v 17).
  3. John 21:17 This time Jesus uses the same word for love that Peter previously used twice (phileo).
  4. John 21:19 Peter ministered some thirty years after the resurrection of Jesus. He was martyred in Rome by Emperor Nero in about a.d. 67. The Roman historian, Eusebius said that Peter was crucified upside down at his own request.
  5. John 21:20 John the Apostle. The mothers of Jesus and John, Mary and Salome, were related as sisters.
  6. John 21:21 It is believed that John was the only apostle to die of natural causes. He lived to the age of ninety-four and died in about a.d. 100.
  7. John 21:24 John the Apostle, author of this Gospel.
  8. John 21:25 Or in detail.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰福音 21


1后来,耶稣在提比哩亚海边又向门徒显现。当时的情形是这样: 西门·彼得、绰号“双胞胎”的多马、加利利的迦拿人拿但业、西庇太的两个儿子以及其他两个门徒都在一起。


众人说:“我们也跟你去。”于是他们就出去,上了船,但那一夜什么也没打到。 天将破晓的时候,耶稣站在岸上,但门徒都不知道是耶稣。




耶稣所爱的那个门徒对彼得说:“是主!”那时西门·彼得赤着身子,一听见是主,立刻束上外衣,跳进海里。 其他门徒离岸不远,约有一百米,他们随后用船把那一网鱼拖到岸边。 他们上岸后,看见有一堆炭火,上面有鱼和饼。

10 耶稣说:“拿几条刚打的鱼来。” 11 西门·彼得就上船把网拉上岸。网里一共有一百五十三条大鱼!虽然鱼这么多,网却没有破。

12 耶稣又说:“你们来吃早餐吧!”没有一个门徒敢问祂是谁,他们都知道祂是主。 13 耶稣就过来把饼和鱼分给他们。

14 这是耶稣从死里复活后第三次向门徒显现。


15 吃过早餐,耶稣对西门·彼得说:“约翰的儿子西门,你比这些人更爱我吗?[a]



16 耶稣第二次问:“约翰的儿子西门,你爱我吗?”



17 耶稣第三次问:“约翰的儿子西门,你爱我吗?”


耶稣说:“你要喂养我的羊。 18 我实实在在地告诉你,你年轻力壮的时候,自己穿上衣服,想去哪里就去哪里。但到你年老的时候,你将伸出手来,别人要把你绑起来带你到你不愿意去的地方。” 19 这话是暗示彼得将要怎样死来使上帝得荣耀。之后,耶稣又对他说:“你跟从我吧!”

20 彼得转身看见耶稣所爱的那个门徒跟在后面,就是吃最后的晚餐时靠在耶稣身边问“主啊!是谁要出卖你?”的那个门徒。 21 彼得问耶稣:“主啊!他将来会怎样呢?”

22 耶稣说:“如果我要他活到我再来,与你有什么关系?你只管跟从我吧!”

23 于是在信徒中间就传说那个门徒不会死。其实耶稣并没有说他不会死,只是说:“如果我要他活到我再来,与你有什么关系?”

24 为这些事做见证、记录这些事的就是那个门徒,我们都知道他的见证是真实的。 25 耶稣还做了许多其他的事,如果都写成书,我想整个世界也容纳不下。

Notas al pie

  1. 21:15 你比这些人更爱我吗”或译“你爱我比爱这些更深吗”。