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.
Yesu Aonekera kwa Ophunzira ku Nyanja ya Tiberiya
1Zitatha izi Yesu anaonekeranso kwa ophunzira ake, mʼmbali mwa nyanja ya Tiberiya. Anadzionetsera motere: 2Simoni Petro, Tomasi (otchedwa Didimo), Natanieli wochokera ku Kana wa ku Galileya, ana a Zebedayo, ndi ophunzira ena awiri anali limodzi. 3Simoni Petro anawawuza iwo kuti, “Ine ndikupita kukasodza,” ndipo iwo anati, “ife tipita nawe.” Choncho anapita ndi kulowa mʼbwato, koma usiku umenewo sanagwire kanthu.
4Mmamawa, Yesu anayimirira mʼmbali mwa nyanja, koma ophunzira ake sanazindikire kuti anali Yesu.
5Yesu anawafunsa iwo kuti, “Anzanga, kodi muli nsomba?”
Iwo anayankha kuti, “Ayi.”
6Iye anati, “Ponyani khoka lanu kudzanja lamanja la bwato lanu ndipo mupha kanthu.” Atatero, iwo analephera kukoka ukonde chifukwa chakuchuluka kwa nsomba.
7Kenaka ophunzira amene Yesu amamukonda anati kwa Petro, “Ndi Ambuye!” Petro atangomva iye akunena kuti ndi Ambuye, iye anavala chovala chake (pakuti anali atavula) ndipo analumphira mʼnyanja. 8Ophunzira enawo analowa mʼbwato akukoka ukonde odzaza ndi nsomba, popeza iwo sanali kutali kuchokera ku mtunda, pafupifupi mamita makumi asanu ndi anayi. 9Atafika pa mtunda, iwo anaona moto wamakala pamenepo ndi nsomba, ndi buledi.
10Yesu anawawuza kuti, “Tabweretsa nsomba zina mwagwirazo.”
11Simoni Petro anakwera mʼbwato ndi kukokera khoka ku gombe, lodzaza ndi nsomba zikuluzikulu 153, komabe ndi nsomba zochuluka chotero khoka silinangʼambike. 12Yesu anawawuza kuti, “Bwerani mudzalandire chakudya chammawa.” Palibe mmodzi wa ophunzira anayesa kumufunsa Iye, “Kodi ndinu ndani?” Iwo anadziwa kuti anali Ambuye. 13Yesu anabwera, natenga buledi ndikuwapatsa iwo, ndipo anachita chimodzimodzi ndi nsomba. 14Aka kanali tsopano kachitatu Yesu akuonekera kwa ophunzira ake Iye ataukitsidwa kwa akufa.
Yesu Abwezeretsa Petro
15Iwo atamaliza kudya chakudya chammawa, Yesu anati kwa Simoni Petro, “Simoni, mwana wa Yohane, kodi umandikonda Ine kuposa mmene amandikondera awa?”
Iye anati, “Inde Ambuye, Inu mukudziwa kuti Ine ndimakukondani.”
Yesu anati, “Samala ana ankhosa anga.”
16Yesu anatinso, “Simoni, mwana wa Yohane, kodi umandikondadi Ine?”
Iye anayankha kuti, “Inde, Ambuye, Inu mukudziwa kuti ine ndimakukondani.”
Yesu anati, “Weta nkhosa zanga.”
17Yesu anati kwa iye kachitatu, “Simoni, mwana wa Yohane, kodi umandikondadi Ine?”
Petro anadzimvera chisoni chifukwa Yesu anamufunsa kachitatu kuti, “Kodi umandikonda Ine?” Iye anati, “Ambuye, Inu mudziwa zinthu zonse. Inu mukudziwa kuti Ine ndimakukondani.”
Yesu anati, “Dyetsa nkhosa zanga. 18Zoonadi, Ine ndikukuwuza kuti uli wamngʼono unkadziveka wekha lamba ndi kupita kumene unkafuna; koma ukadzakalamba udzatambasula manja ako ndipo wina wake adzakuveka ndikukutsogolera kupita kumene sukufuna kupita.” 19Yesu ananena izi kumuzindikiritsa mtundu wa imfa imene Petro adzalemekezera nayo Mulungu. Kenaka Iye anati kwa Petro, “Nditsate Ine!”
20Petro anatembenuka ndi kuona kuti ophunzira amene Yesu amamukonda amawatsatira iwo. (Uyu ndi amene anatsamira pachifuwa cha Yesu pa chakudya chamadzulo ndipo iye anati, “Ambuye, kodi ndi ndani amene adzakuperekani Inu?” 21Petro atamuona iye, anafunsa kuti, “Ambuye, nanga uyu?”
22Yesu anayankha kuti, “Ine nditafuna kuti akhalebe ndi moyo mpaka nditabweranso, zikukukhudza bwanji zimenezo? Iwe uyenera kunditsata Ine.” 23Chifukwa cha ichi mbiri inafala pakati pa abale kuti wophunzira uyu sadzafa. Koma Yesu sananene kuti iye sadzafa. Iye anati, “Ine nditafuna kuti akhalebe ndi moyo mpaka nditabweranso, zikukukhudza bwanji zimenezo?”
24Uyu ndi wophunzira amene akuchitira umboni ndipo ndi amene analemba. Ife tidziwa kuti umboni wake ndi woona.
25Koma palinso zina zambiri zimene Yesu anachita. Zikanalembedwa zonsezi, ndikhulupirira dziko lonse lapansi likanasowa malo osungirako mabuku onse amene akanalembedwa.