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 Awatokea Wanafunzi Saba
121:1 Yn 21:14; 20:19, 26Baada ya haya Yesu akawatokea tena wanafunzi wake kando ya Bahari ya Tiberia.21:1 Yaani Bahari ya Galilaya. Yeye alijionyesha kwao hivi: 221:2 Yn 11:16; 1:4; 2:1; Mt 4:21Simoni Petro, Tomaso aitwaye Didimasi, yaani Pacha, Nathanaeli wa Kana ya Galilaya, wana wa Zebedayo na wanafunzi wengine wawili walikuwa pamoja. 321:3 Lk 5:5Simoni Petro akawaambia wenzake, “Mimi naenda kuvua samaki.” Nao wakamwambia, “Tutakwenda pamoja nawe.” Wakatoka, wakaingia ndani ya mashua, lakini usiku ule hawakupata chochote.
421:4 Lk 24:16; Yn 20:14Mara baada ya kupambazuka, Yesu akasimama ufuoni, lakini wanafunzi hawakumtambua kwamba alikuwa Yesu.
521:5 Lk 24:41Yesu akawaambia, “Wanangu, je, mna samaki wowote?”
621:6 Lk 5:4-7Akawaambia, “Shusheni nyavu upande wa kuume wa mashua yenu nanyi mtapata samaki.” Wakashusha nyavu na tazama wakapata samaki wengi mno hata wakashindwa kuvutia zile nyavu zilizojaa samaki ndani ya mashua.
721:7 Yn 13:23Yule mwanafunzi aliyependwa na Yesu akamwambia Petro, “Huyu ni Bwana!” Simoni Petro aliposikia haya, akajifunga nguo yake kwa kuwa alikuwa uchi, naye akajitosa baharini. 8Wale wanafunzi wengine wakaja kwa ile mashua huku wakikokota ule wavu uliyojaa samaki, maana hawakuwa mbali na nchi kavu, ilikuwa yapata dhiraa 20021:8 Dhiraa 200 ni kama mita 90. 921:9 Yn 18:18; 21:10, 13Walipofika ufuoni, wakaona moto wa makaa na samaki wakiokwa juu yake na mikate.
10Yesu akawaambia, “Leteni baadhi ya hao samaki mliovua sasa hivi.”
11Simoni Petro akapanda kwenye mashua na kuukokota ule wavu pwani. Ulikuwa umejaa samaki wakubwa 153. Ingawa samaki walikuwa wengi kiasi hicho, ule wavu haukuchanika. 1221:12 Mdo 10:41Yesu akawaambia, “Njooni mpate kifungua kinywa.” Hakuna hata mmoja wa wanafunzi aliyethubutu kumuuliza, “Wewe ni nani?” Kwa sababu walijua ya kuwa ni Bwana. 1321:13 Yn 21:9Yesu akaja, akachukua ule mkate, akawapa na vivyo hivyo akawagawia pia wale samaki. 1421:14 Yn 20:19, 26Hii ilikuwa mara ya tatu Yesu kuwatokea wanafunzi wake baada yake kufufuliwa kutoka kwa wafu.
Yesu Amuuliza Petro Kama Anampenda
1521:15 Lk 24:41Walipokwisha kula, Yesu akamuuliza Simoni Petro, “Je, Simoni mwana wa Yohana, unanipenda kweli kuliko hawa?”
Yeye akamjibu, “Ndiyo Bwana, wewe unajua ya kuwa ninakupenda.”
Yesu akamwambia, “Lisha wana-kondoo wangu.”
1621:16 2Sam 5:2; Mt 2:6Yesu akamwambia tena, “Simoni, mwana wa Yohana, wanipenda?”
Petro akamjibu, “Ndiyo Bwana, wewe unajua ya kuwa ninakupenda.”
Yesu akamwambia, “Chunga kondoo zangu.”
1721:17 Yn 2:24, 25; 16:30Kwa mara ya tatu Yesu akamuuliza Petro, “Simoni mwana wa Yohana, unanipenda?”
Petro akahuzunika sana kwa kuwa Yesu alimuuliza mara ya tatu, “Unanipenda?” Akamjibu, “Bwana, wewe unajua yote, unajua ya kuwa ninakupenda.”
Yesu akamwambia, “Lisha kondoo wangu. 18Amin, amin nakuambia, ulipokuwa kijana ulivaa na kwenda unakotaka, lakini utakapokuwa mzee utanyoosha mikono yako na mtu mwingine atakuvika na kukupeleka usipotaka kwenda.” 1921:19 Yn 12:33; 18:32Yesu alisema haya ili kuashiria ni kifo cha aina gani Petro atakachomtukuza nacho Mungu. Kisha Yesu akamwambia Petro, “Nifuate!”
2021:20 Yn 16:22; 21:7; 13:23Petro akageuka, akamwona yule mwanafunzi aliyependwa na Yesu akiwafuata. (Huyu ndiye yule mwanafunzi aliyeegama kifuani mwa Yesu walipokula naye chakula cha mwisho na kuuliza, “Bwana, ni nani atakayekusaliti?”) 21Petro alipomwona huyo mwanafunzi, akamuuliza Yesu, “Bwana na huyu je?”
2221:22 Mt 16:27, 28; 25:31; 1Kor 4; 5; 11:26; Ufu 2:25; 3:11; 22:7, 20Yesu akamjibu, “Ikiwa nataka aishi mpaka nitakaporudi, inakuhusu nini? Wewe inakupasa unifuate!” 2321:23 Mdo 1:16Kwa sababu ya maneno haya ya Yesu, uvumi ukaenea miongoni mwa ndugu kwamba huyu mwanafunzi hangekufa. Lakini Yesu hakusema kuwa hangekufa. Yeye alisema tu kwamba, “Ikiwa nataka aishi mpaka nitakaporudi, inakuhusu nini?”
2421:24 Yn 15:27; 19:35Huyu ndiye yule mwanafunzi anayeshuhudia mambo haya na ndiye ambaye ameandika habari hizi. Nasi tunajua ya kuwa ushuhuda wake ni kweli.
2521:25 Yn 20:30Lakini kuna mambo mengine mengi ambayo Yesu alifanya. Kama yote yangeliandikwa, nadhani hata ulimwengu wote usingekuwa na nafasi ya kutosha kuweka vitabu vyote ambavyo vingeandikwa. Amen.