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After this Jesus manifested himself again
to the disciples on the sea of Tiberias;
and he appeared in this way.
Simon Peter and Thomas, called the Twin,
and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee and the sons of Zebedee
and two other disciples of his were together.

Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing."

They said to him, "We are also going with you."

They went out and embarked in the boat,
and on that night they caught nothing.

But when it was already early morning,
Jesus stood on the shore;
though the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.

So Jesus said to them, "Children, do you have any fish?"

They answered him, "No."

He said to them,
"Cast the net on the right side of the boat,
and you will find some."

So they cast it,
and they were no longer able to haul it
from the quantity of fish.

So that disciple whom Jesus loved
said to Peter, "It is the Lord."

So Simon Peter, hearing that it was the Lord,
tied a coat around him, for he was naked,
and threw himself into the sea;
but the other disciples came in the boat,
dragging the net full of fish,
for they were not far from land
but about two hundred cubits away.

So when they got out on the land,
they saw a charcoal fire laid
and a cooked fish lying on it and bread.

Jesus said to them,
"Bring some of the fish that you have just caught."

Simon Peter went up and dragged the net on to the land
full of big fish, a hundred fifty-three;
and though there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus said to them, "Come have breakfast."

None of the disciples dared
to inquire of him, "Who are you?"
knowing that he was the Lord.

Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them,
and the fish likewise.

This was now the third time
Jesus was manifested to the disciples raised from the dead.

So when they had had breakfast,
Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John,
do you love me more than these?"

He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."

He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
He said to him again a second time,
"Simon, son of John, do you love me?"

He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."

He said to him, "Be shepherd of my sheep."
He said to him for the third time,
"Simon, son of John, do you love me?"

Simon was sad
that he said to him for the third time, "Do you love me?"
and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything;
you know that I love you."

Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
Amen, amen, I tell you, when you were younger,
you dressed yourself and walked where you wished;
but when you grow old, you will reach out your hands,
and another will dress you
and carry you where you do not wish."
This he said signifying by what death he would glorify God.

Saying this he said to him, "Follow me."
Peter turning saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following,
who also at the dinner had leaned on his chest
and had said, "Lord, who is the one giving you over?"

So Peter seeing this one
said to Jesus, "Lord, what about him?"

Jesus said to him, "If I wish him to stay until I come,
what is that to you?
You follow me."

So this word went out to the brothers
that that disciple would not die;
but Jesus did not say to him that he would not die,
but: "If I wish him to stay until I come,
what is that to you?"

This is the disciple
who testified about these things and wrote them,
and we know that his testimony is true.

99. Jesus Comes to the Disciples Fishing Harmony 99 * Interpretation 99
100. Jesus Sends Out His Disciples Harmony 100 * Synthesis 100 * Interpretation 100

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