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 (Traditional)

約翰福音 21:1-25

海邊顯現

1後來,耶穌在提比哩亞海邊又向門徒顯現。當時的情形是這樣的: 2西門·彼得、綽號「雙胞胎」的多馬加利利迦拿拿但業西庇太的兩個兒子以及其他兩個門徒都在一起。

3西門·彼得對他們說:「我要去打魚了!」

眾人說:「我們也跟你去。」於是他們就出去,上了船,但那一夜什麼也沒打到。 4天將破曉的時候,耶穌站在岸上,但門徒都不知道是耶穌。

5耶穌對他們說:「孩子們,打到魚沒有?」

他們回答說:「沒有!」

6耶穌說:「在船的右邊下網就會打到魚。」於是他們照著祂的話把網撒下去,網到的魚多到連網都拉不動。

7耶穌所愛的那個門徒對彼得說:「是主!」那時西門·彼得赤著身子,一聽見是主,立刻束上外衣,跳進海裡。 8其他門徒離岸不遠,約有一百米,他們隨後用船把那一網魚拖到岸邊。 9他們上岸後,看見有一堆炭火,上面有魚和餅。

10耶穌說:「拿幾條剛打的魚來。」 11西門·彼得就上船把網拉上岸。網裡一共有一百五十三條大魚!雖然魚這麼多,網卻沒有破。

12耶穌又說:「你們來吃早餐吧!」沒有一個門徒敢問祂是誰,他們都知道祂是主。 13耶穌就過來把餅和魚分給他們。

14這是耶穌從死裡復活後第三次向門徒顯現。

耶穌和彼得

15吃過早餐,耶穌對西門·彼得說:「約翰的兒子西門,你比這些人更愛我嗎?21·15 你比這些人更愛我嗎」或譯「你愛我比愛這些更深嗎」。

彼得說:「主啊!是的,你知道我愛你。」

耶穌對他說:「你要餵養我的小羊。」

16耶穌第二次問:「約翰的兒子西門,你愛我嗎?」

彼得說:「主啊!是的,你知道我愛你。」

耶穌說:「你要牧養我的羊。」

17耶穌第三次問:「約翰的兒子西門,你愛我嗎?」

彼得因為耶穌一連三次這樣問他,就難過起來,於是對耶穌說:「主啊!你是無所不知的,你知道我愛你。」

耶穌說:「你要餵養我的羊。 18我實實在在地告訴你,你年輕力壯的時候,自己穿上衣服,想去哪裡就去哪裡。但到你年老的時候,你將伸出手來,別人要把你綁起來帶你到你不願意去的地方。」 19這話是暗示彼得將要怎樣死來使上帝得榮耀。之後,耶穌又對他說:「你跟從我吧!」

20彼得轉身看見耶穌所愛的那個門徒跟在後面,就是吃最後的晚餐時靠在耶穌身邊問「主啊!是誰要出賣你?」的那個門徒。 21彼得問耶穌:「主啊!他將來會怎樣呢?」

22耶穌說:「如果我要他活到我再來,與你有什麼關係?你只管跟從我吧!」

23於是在信徒中間就傳說那個門徒不會死。其實耶穌並沒有說他不會死,只是說:「如果我要他活到我再來,與你有什麼關係?」

24為這些事做見證、記錄這些事的就是那個門徒,我們都知道他的見證是真實的。 25耶穌還做了許多其他的事,如果都寫成書,我想整個世界也容納不下。