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John 21:10-20 (New International Version)

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10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught." 11 Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.1 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples2 after he was raised from the dead.

Jesus Reinstates Peter

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you."3 Jesus said, "Feed my lambs."4 16 Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep."5 17 The 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?"6 He said, "Lord, you know all things;7 you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.8 18 I tell you the truth, 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." 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death9 by which Peter would glorify God.10 Then he said to him, "Follow me!"11 20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved12 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?")13
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