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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.

O Livro

João 21:1-25

Jesus e a pesca milagrosa

1Mais tarde, Jesus tornou a aparecer aos discípulos junto ao Tiberíades21.1 Isto é, o mar da Galileia.. Eis como tudo se passou: 2Estava lá um grupo formado por Simão Pedro, Tomé (o Gémeo), Natanael de Caná na Galileia, os filhos de Zebedeu, e outros dois discípulos.

3Simão Pedro disse: “Vou à pesca.”

“Também nós!”, responderam todos. Assim fizeram, mas nada apanharam toda a noite.

4Ao romper do dia, avistaram um homem de pé na praia, mas os discípulos não conseguiram ver quem seria. 5“Amigos, apanharam algum peixe?”, perguntou-lhes.

“Não!”, responderam.

6Então ele disse: “Lancem a rede do lado direito do barco e apanharão bastante!” Assim foi e nem sequer conseguiam puxar a rede, devido ao peso do peixe, pela sua abundância.

7Então aquele discípulo a quem Jesus amava disse a Pedro: “É o Senhor!” Ao ouvir isto, Simão Pedro vestiu a roupa que tinha despido e saltou para dentro da água. 8Os outros discípulos continuaram no barco e puxaram a rede carregada até à praia, a cerca de cem metros de distância. 9Quando lá chegaram, viram uma fogueira com peixe em cima; também havia pão.

10“Tragam-me do peixe que acabaram de apanhar”, disse-lhe Jesus. 11Simão Pedro foi e puxou a rede para terra. Pela sua contagem, havia cento e cinquenta e três peixes grandes, sem que, contudo, a rede se tivesse rompido.

12“Agora venham comer!” E nenhum dos discípulos se atrevia a perguntar-lhe se era realmente ele, o Senhor, pois no fundo sabíamos bem que sim. 13Jesus começou então a servir-lhes pão e peixe. 14Foi esta a terceira vez que Jesus apareceu aos discípulos depois da sua ressurreição.

Pedro é restaurado

15Terminando a refeição, Jesus disse a Simão Pedro: “Simão, filho de João, amas-me mais do que estes?”

“Sim!”, respondeu Pedro. “Sabes que eu te amo!”

Jesus disse-lhe: “Então alimenta os meus cordeiros.”

16Jesus repetiu a mesma pergunta: “Simão, filho de João, amas-me?”

“Sim, Senhor!”, disse Pedro. “Sabes que eu te amo!”

“Então, pastoreia as minhas ovelhas.”

17Uma vez mais lhe perguntou: “Simão, filho de João, amas-me?”

Pedro sentiu-se magoado por Jesus o ter questionado pela terceira vez: “Senhor, tu conheces tudo e sabes que eu te amo.”

Jesus insistiu: “Toma conta das minhas ovelhas. 18Presta bem atenção: Quando eras novo, fazias o que te apetecia e ias para onde querias. Porém, quando fores velho, estenderás as mãos e outros te guiarão e levarão para onde não queres ir.” 19Jesus disse-lhe isto para que soubesse como iria morrer para glória de Deus. Depois acrescentou: “Segue-me!”

20Pedro voltou-se e viu que os seguia o discípulo que Jesus amava; aquele que se curvara na ceia para perguntar a Jesus: “Mestre, quem é aquele que te vai trair?” 21Pedro perguntou a Jesus: “E que será deste, Senhor?”

22Jesus respondeu: “Se eu quiser que ele viva até ao meu regresso, que te importa isso? Segue-me tu!” 23Foi assim que se espalhou entre os crentes a ideia de que esse discípulo jamais morreria. No entanto, não foi o que Jesus disse, mas apenas: “Se eu quiser que ele viva até que eu venha, que te importa isso?”

24Esse discípulo sou eu! Assisti a estes acontecimentos que aqui vos deixo registados. E todos sabem que o meu relato é exato. 25Suponho porém que, se todos os outros acontecimentos da vida de Jesus fossem escritos, nem no mundo inteiro caberiam todos os livros que se escrevessem!