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John 21:8

8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.a

Read John 21:8 Using Other Translations

And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.
The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore.

What does John 21:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 21:8

And the other disciples came in a little ship
The same that they were fishing in, in which they came to Christ as soon as they could, not choosing to expose themselves, as Peter did; nor was it proper that they should leave the ship, and, as it was, might have hands few enough to bring ship and net, so full of fish, safe to shore; and the rather, they did not think fit to do as he did,

for they were not far from land, but, as it were, two hundred
cubits;
which was about an hundred yards:

dragging the net with fishes:
towing the net full of fishes all along in the water, till they came to land; an emblem of laborious Gospel ministers, who being once embarked in the work of the ministry, continue in it to the end, notwithstanding all toil, labour, and difficulties that attend them; and will at last bring the souls with them they have been made useful to, with great satisfaction and joy, to their dear Lord and master.

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