New International Version

John 21:1-25

Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

1Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.21:1 Greek Tiberias It happened this way: 2Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus21:2 Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3“I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter 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.

4Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

5He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

6He 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 fish.

7Then 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. 8The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.21:8 Or about 90 meters 9When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Jesus Reinstates Peter

15When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18Very truly I tell you, 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.” 19Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

20Peter 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?”) 21When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

22Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” 23Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”

24This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.

25Jesus 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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰福音 21:1-25

海边显现

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: 2西门·彼得、绰号“双胞胎”的多马加利利迦拿拿但业西庇太的两个儿子以及其他两个门徒都在一起。

3西门·彼得对他们说:“我要去打鱼了!”

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。 4天将破晓的时候,耶稣站在岸上,但门徒都不知道是耶稣。

5耶稣对他们说:“孩子们,打到鱼没有?”

他们回答说:“没有!”

6耶稣说:“在船的右边下网就会打到鱼。”于是他们照着祂的话把网撒下去,网到的鱼多到连网都拉不动。

7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。 8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。 9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。

耶稣和彼得

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?21:15 你比这些人更爱我吗”或译“你爱我比爱这些更深吗”。

彼得说:“主啊!是的,你知道我爱你。”

耶稣对他说:“你要喂养我的小羊。”

16耶稣第二次问:“约翰的儿子西门,你爱我吗?”

彼得说:“主啊!是的,你知道我爱你。”

耶稣说:“你要牧养我的羊。”

17耶稣第三次问:“约翰的儿子西门,你爱我吗?”

彼得因为耶稣一连三次这样问他,就难过起来,于是对耶稣说:“主啊!你是无所不知的,你知道我爱你。”

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。