So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love Me more than these?” love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.”
But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may fall away, yet I will not.”
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
Peter *said to Him, “ Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.” All the disciples said the same thing too.
He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of (which is translated John; you shall be called Cephas” Peter).
But he said to him, “My lord knows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds which are nursing are a care to me. And if they are driven hard one day, all the flocks will die.
Again what more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord God!
“ Remember now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;
“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.
I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.
“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to those shepherds, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?
“Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.
“ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.
Peter *said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You.”
“ If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved *said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea.
Jesus *said to them, “Come and have None of the disciples ventured to question Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord. breakfast.”
He *said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love Me?” love You.” He *said to him, “ Shepherd My sheep.”
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.
For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
The greeting is in my own hand— Paul.
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,
We love, because He first loved us.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.
And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.