21:1-3 After these things Emmanuel
showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias and on this
wise showed he himself. There were together Simon Peter and Thomas called
Didymus and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and two
other of his disciples. Simon Peter said unto them, I go a fishing. They
say unto him, We also go with you. They went forth and entered into a ship
immediately and that night they caught nothing.
21:4-6 But when the morning was now come, Emmanuel stood on the shore,
but the disciples knew not that it was Emmanuel. Then Emmanuel said unto
them, Children, have you any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto
them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship and you shall find. They
cast therefore and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude
21:7 Therefore that disciple whom Emmanuel loved.(John).said
unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the
Lord, he girt.(wrapped
around and fastened).his fisher's
coat unto him, for he was naked and did cast himself into the sea.
is likely that they were in very shallow water and as they were only two
hundred cubits from the land, about
one hundred and thirty-two English yards, it is possible that Peter only
stepped into the water that he might assist them to draw the boat to land,
which was now heavily laden. It is not likely that he went into the water
in order to swim ashore. Had he intended this, it is not to be supposed
that he would have put his great coat on, which would then have been an
essential hinderance to him in getting to shore."
21:8-11 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. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of
coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Emmanuel saith unto them,
Bring of the fish which you have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew
the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three. And
for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
21:12 Emmanuel said unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples
to be bold).ask him, Who art
thou? Knowing that it was the Lord.
21:13 Emmanuel then came and took bread and gave it to them and
21:14 This is now the
third time that Emmanuel showed himself to his disciples, after that
he was risen from the dead.
21:15 So when they had dined, Emmanuel said to Simon Peter, Simon,
son of Jonas, love you me more than these?.(referring
to the success Peter had fishing, see verses 1-14; after Emmanuel's resurrection,
the disciples went back to their old lifestyle of fishing, etc., but they
had another purpose which Christ here makes them well aware of).He
said unto him, Yea, Lord, you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed
21:16 He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, love
you me? He said unto him, Yea, Lord, you know that I love you. He said
unto him, Feed my sheep.
21:17 He said unto him the third time, Simon,
son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the
third time, Love you me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things;
you know that I love you. Emmanuel said unto him, Feed
verily, I say unto thee, When you were young, you girded yourself and walked
where you wanted, but when you shall be old, you shall stretch forth your
hands and another shall gird you and carry you where you would not.
shalt stretch forth your hands," Wetstein observes that it was a custom
at Rome to put the necks of those who were to be crucified into a yoke
and to stretch out their hands and fasten them to the end of it and having
thus led them through the city they were carried out to be crucified. Thus
then Peter was girded, chained and carried whither
he would not, not that he was unwilling to die for Christ, but he was a
man, he did not love death, but he loved his life less than he loved his
21:19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God.
And when he had spoken this, he said unto him, Follow me.
21:20 Then Peter turning around, sees the disciple
whom Emmanuel loved, following, the disciple which also leaned on his
breast at supper and said, Lord, which is he that is going to betray you?
21:21-23 Peter seeing him said to Emmanuel, Lord and what shall this
man do? Emmanuel said unto him, If I will that he tarry
till I come, what is that to you? follow you me. Then went this saying
abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die; yet Emmanuel
said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till
I come, what is that to you?
We all have
a hard time getting correct exactly what others say. It's important to
listen and get the intent
of what another may be saying.
21:24 This is the disciple which testified of these things and wrote
these things and we know that his testimony is true.
21:25 And there are also many other things which Emmanuel did.(why.He
came to Earth), the which, if they should be written every
one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that
should be written. Amen.
New Testament book is Acts