21:1 After these things Jesus manifested himself to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias: and he manifested himself thus.
2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas who is called Didymus, and Nathaniel who was from Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.
3 Simon Peter says to them: I go a fishing. They say to him: We also are going with thee. They went out and entered the ship, and on that night they caught nothing.
4 But the morning having now come, Jesus stood on the shore: the disciples, however, knew not that it was Jesus.
5 Jesus therefore says to them: Children, have you any thing to eat? (beside bread). They answered him: No.
6 He says to them: Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and you shall find. They cast therefore, and were no longer able to draw it because of the multitude of fishes.
7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter: It is the Lord. Simon Peter therefore, hearing that it was the Lord, girded on his upper garment, for he was naked, and threw himself into the sea;
8 but the other disciples came with the ship (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net of fishes.
9 Therefore when they had come to the land, they saw a fire of coals lying, and fish lying on it, and bread.
10 Jesus says to them: Bring of the fish that you have just now taken.
11 Simon Peter came up and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty-three: and though there were so many, the net was not rent.
12 Jesus says to them: Come and breakfast. But no one of the disciples ventured to ask him: Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
13 Jesus comes and takes the bread and gives it to them, and the fish in like manner.
14 This was now the third time on which Jesus had manifested himself to the disciples, after he had risen from the dead.
15 Therefore, when they had breakfasted, Jesus says to Simon Peter: Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him: Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him: Feed my lambs.
16 He says to him again a second time: Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me? He says to him: Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him: Be a shepherd to my sheep.
17 He says to him the third time: Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he says to him: Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him: Feed my sheep.
18 Verily, verily, I say to you, when thou wast young thou didst gird thyself and walk whither thou wouldst; but when thou shalt become old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldst not.
19 But this he spoke signifying by what kind of death he should glorify God. And having said this, he says to him: Follow me.
20 Peter turned and saw the disciple that Jesus loved following, who also reclined at supper on his breast and said: Lord, who is he that delivers thee up?
21 Peter therefore, seeing this man, says to Jesus: Lord, but what shall this man do?
22 Jesus says to him: If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me.
23 Therefore went this saying, forth among the brethren, that that disciple should not die; and yet Jesus did not say to him: Thou shalt not die, but: If I will that he remain till I come.
24 This is the disciple that testifies of these things, and that wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.