John 21:1

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

1 After this Jesus 1revealed himself 2again to the disciples by 3the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.

John 21:1 Meaning and Commentary

John 21:1

After these things
The resurrection of Christ from the dead, his appearance to Mary Magdalene, and twice to his disciples; once when Thomas was absent, and at another time when he was present:

Jesus showed himself again to the disciples,
a third time, as in ( John 21:14 ) though not to them all; seven are only mentioned, as together, when he appeared to them:

at the sea of Tiberias;
the same with the sea of Galilee; see ( John 6:1 ) for after the second appearance of Christ to his disciples, they went from Jerusalem to Galilee, by the order of Christ, who appointed to meet them there, ( Matthew 28:10 Matthew 28:16 )

and on this way showed he himself;
the manner in which he made his appearance, and the persons to whom, are as follow.

John 21:1 In-Context

1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.
2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.
3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5 Jesus said to them, "Children, do you have any fish?" They answered him, "No."

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver. 14; [Mark 16:12, 14]; See John 7:4
  • 2. John 20:19, 26
  • 3. John 6:1