John 21:1

Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

1 After these things Jesus 1manifested Himself 2again to the disciples at the 3Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested 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 these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way.
2 Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and 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 also come with you." They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5 So Jesus said to them, "Children, you do not have any fish, do you?" They answered Him, "No."

Cross References 3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "made Himself visible"
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