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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 21:1-25

ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ዓሣ በታምር መያዛቸው

1ከዚያም በኋላ ኢየሱስ በጥብርያዶስ ባሕር21፥1 የገሊላ ባሕር ማለት ነው እንደ ገና ለደቀ መዛሙርቱ ታየ፤ በዚህም ሁኔታ ተገለጠ፤ 2ስምዖን ጴጥሮስ፣ ዲዲሞስ የተባለው ቶማስ፣ የቃና ዘገሊላው ናትናኤል፣ የዘብዴዎስ ልጆችና ከደቀ መዛሙርቱ ሌሎች ሁለት አንድ ላይ ነበሩ፤ 3ስምዖን ጴጥሮስም፣ “ዓሣ ላጠምድ መሄዴ ነው” አላቸው፤ እነርሱም፣ “እኛም ከአንተ ጋር እንሄዳለን” አሉት። ወጥተውም ወደ ጀልባዋ ገቡ፤ በዚያ ሌሊት ግን ምንም አላጠመዱም።

4ሲነጋም፣ ኢየሱስ በባሕሩ ዳርቻ ቆመ፤ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ግን ኢየሱስ መሆኑን አላወቁም ነበር።

5እርሱም፣ “ልጆች፣ ዓሣ አላችሁ?” አላቸው።

እነርሱም፣ “የለንም” አሉት።

6እርሱም፣ “መረባችሁን ከጀልባው በስተ ቀኝ ጣሉ፤ ዓሣ ታገኛላችሁ” አላቸው። እነርሱም በጣሉ ጊዜ ከዓሣው ብዛት የተነሣ መረቡን መጐተት አቃታቸው።

7ኢየሱስ ይወደው የነበረው ደቀ መዝሙርም፣ ጴጥሮስን፣ “ጌታ እኮ ነው!” አለው። ስምዖን ጴጥሮስም፣ ‘ጌታ እኮ ነው!’ የሚለውን ቃል በሰማ ጊዜ፣ አውልቆት የነበረውን መደረቢያ ልብስ ታጠቀና ዘሎ ወደ ባሕሩ ገባ። 8ሌሎች ደቀ መዛሙርት ግን ከባሕሩ ዳርቻ የራቁት ሁለት መቶ ክንድ ያህል21፥8 ዘጠና ሜትር ያህል ነው ብቻ ስለ ነበር፣ ዓሣ የሞላበትን መረብ እየሳቡ በጀልባዋ መጡ። 9ወደ ምድርም በደረሱ ጊዜ፣ ዓሣ በላዩ የነበረበት የከሰል ፍምና እንጀራ አዩ።

10ኢየሱስም፣ “አሁን ካጠመዳችሁት ዓሣ እስቲ አምጡ” አላቸው።

11ስለዚህ ስምዖን ጴጥሮስ ወደ ጀልባዋ ወጥቶ መረቡን ወደ ምድር ጐተተው፤ መረቡንም መቶ አምሳ ሦስት ትልልቅ ዓሣ ሞልተውት ነበር፤ ይህን ያህል ቢይዝም መረቡ አልተቀደደም። 12ኢየሱስም “ኑ፤ ቍርስ ብሉ” አላቸው። ጌታ እንደሆነ ዐውቀው ስለ ነበር፣ ከደቀ መዛሙርቱ፣ “አንተ ማን ነህ?” ብሎ ለመጠየቅ የደፈረ አልነበረም። 13ኢየሱስም መጥቶ እንጀራውን አንሥቶ ሰጣቸው፤

ዓሣውንም ሰጣቸው። 14እንግዲህ ኢየሱስ ከሙታን ከተነሣ በኋላ ለደቀ መዛሙርቱ ሲታይ ይህ ሦስተኛ ጊዜ ነው።

ኢየሱስ ጴጥሮስን ወደ ቀድሞ ቦታው መለሰው

15በልተው ካበቁ በኋላ፣ ኢየሱስ ስምዖን ጴጥሮስን፣ “የዮና ልጅ ስምዖን ሆይ፤ ከእነዚህ አብልጠህ ትወደኛለህን?” አለው።

እርሱም፣ “አዎን፣ ጌታ ሆይ፤ እንደምወድህ አንተ ታውቃለህ” አለው።

ኢየሱስም፣ “ጠቦቶቼን መግብ” አለው።

16ኢየሱስም ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ፣ “የዮና ልጅ፣ ስምዖን ሆይ፤ በእውነት ትወደኛለህን?” አለው።

እርሱም፣ “አዎን፤ ጌታ ሆይ፤ እንደምወድህ አንተ ታውቃለህ” አለው።

ኢየሱስም፣ “በጎቼን ጠብቅ” አለው።

17ሦስተኛም ጊዜ፣ “የዮና ልጅ፣ ስምዖን ሆይ፤ ትወደኛለህን?” አለው።

ጴጥሮስም ሦስተኛ ጊዜ ኢየሱስ፣ ‘ትወደኛለህን?’ ብሎ ስለ ጠየቀው ዐዝኖ፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ አንተ ሁሉን ታውቃለህ፤ እንደምወድህም ታውቃለህ” አለው።

ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አለው፤ “በጎቼን መግብ። 18እውነት እልሃለሁ፤ ወጣት ሳለህ ልብስህን ራስህ ለብሰህ ወደ ፈለግህበት ትሄድ ነበር፤ ስትሸመግል ግን እጅህን ትዘረጋለህ፤ ሌላም ሰው ልብስህን አስታጥቆህ ልትሄድ ወደማትፈልግበት ይወስድሃል።” 19ኢየሱስ ይህን ያለው ጴጥሮስ በምን ዐይነት ሞት እግዚአብሔርን እንደሚያከብረው ለማመልከት ነው። ከዚህ በኋላም፣ “ተከተለኝ” አለው።

20ጴጥሮስ ወደ ኋላው ዘወር ሲል፣ ኢየሱስ ይወደው የነበረ ደቀ መዝሙር ሲከተላቸው አየ፤ ይህም ደቀ መዝሙር ያን ጊዜ ራት ሲበሉ ወደ ኢየሱስ ደረት ተጠግቶ፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ አሳልፎ የሚሰጥህ ማን ነው?” ያለው ነበር። 21ጴጥሮስም ባየው ጊዜ፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ እርሱስ?” ብሎ ጠየቀ።

22ኢየሱስም፣ “እስክመለስ ድረስ በሕይወት እንዲኖር ብፈልግ እንኳ አንተን ምን ቸገረህ? አንተ ራስህ ተከተለኝ” አለው። 23በዚህ ምክንያት ይህ ደቀ መዝሙር አይሞትም የሚል ወሬ በወንድሞች መካከል ተሰራጨ። ኢየሱስ ግን፣ “እስክመለስ ድረስ በሕይወት እንዲኖር ብፈልግ አንተን ምን ቸገረህ?” አለው እንጂ እንደማይሞት አልነገረውም።

24ስለ እነዚህ የሚመሰክረውና ይህን የጻፈው ይኸው ደቀ መዝሙር ነው፤ ምስክርነቱም እውነት እንደሆነ እናውቃለን።

25ኢየሱስ ያደረጋቸው ሌሎችም ብዙ ነገሮች አሉ፤ ሁሉም ነገር ቢጻፍ፣ ለተጻፉት መጻሕፍት ሁሉ ዓለም በቂ ቦታ የሚኖረው አይመስለኝም።