Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

New American Standard Bible

So when they had finished 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, "Tend My lambs."

King James Version

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

International Standard Version

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."

A Conservative Version

So when they ate breakfast, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me more than these things? He says to him, Yea, Lord. Thou know that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

American Standard Version

So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,'son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

Amplified

When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do -- "with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs.

An Understandable Version

So, after they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you really love me more than these [other disciples do]?" Peter answered Him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." [Note: Since two different Greek words for "love" are used in this conversation, some scholars see a distinction in their meaning. See Butler, Vol. II, pp. 453-457 for a discussion of these views]. Jesus replied to him, "[Then] feed my lambs."

Anderson New Testament

When, therefore, they had taken breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter: Simon, son of Jonah, Do you love me more than these? He said to him: Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my lambs.

Bible in Basic English

Then when they had taken food, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, is your love for me greater than the love of these others? He said to him, Yes, Lord; you are certain of my love for you. He said to him, Then give my lambs food.

Common New Testament

When they had finished 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."

Daniel Mace New Testament

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, do you love me more than these do? yes, Lord, said he, you know that I love you. Jesus reply'd, feed my lambs.

Darby Translation

When therefore they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

Godbey New Testament

Then when they took breakfast, Jesus says to Simon Peter; Simon, the son of Jonah, dost thou love me with divine love more than these? He says to Him, Yes, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee as a friend. He says to him; Feed my lambs.

Goodspeed New Testament

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, are you more devoted to me than these others are?" Peter said to him, "Yes, Master, you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Then feed my lambs!"

John Wesley New Testament

When they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these do? He saith to him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

Julia Smith Translation

Then, when they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon of Jonas, 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.

King James 2000

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now when they had eaten 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!"

Modern King James verseion

Then when they broke fast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, 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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon the son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?" He said unto him, "Yea Lord, thou knowest, that I love thee." He said unto him, "Feed my lambs."

Moffatt New Testament

Then after breakfast Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than the others do?" "Why, Lord," he said, "you know I love you." "Then feed my lambs," said Jesus.

Montgomery New Testament

When they were through breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Lord, you know that you are dear to me." he answered. Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs."

NET Bible

Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these do?" He replied, "Yes, Lord, you know I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."

New Heart English Bible

So when they had eaten their 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 have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."

Noyes New Testament

So when they had breakfasted, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him, Feed my lambs.

Sawyer New Testament

When therefore they had breakfasted, 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 am a friend to you. He said to him, Feed my lambs.

The Emphasized Bible

When, therefore, they had broken their fast, Jesus saith unto Simon Peter - Simon, son of John! lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him - Yea, Lord! thou, knowest that I am fond of thee, he saith unto him - Be feeding my lambs.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

When therefore they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him, Yes, Lord! thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him, Feed my lambs.

Twentieth Century New Testament

When breakfast was over, Jesus said to Simon Peter: "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than the others?" "Yes, Master," he answered, "you know that I am your friend." "Feed my lambs," said Jesus.

Webster

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him, Yes, Lord: thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him, Feed my lambs.

Weymouth New Testament

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Master," was his answer; "you know that you are dear to me." "Then feed my lambs," replied Jesus.

Williams New Testament

After they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, are you more devoted to me than you are to these things?" Peter answered Him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I tenderly love you." Jesus said to him, "Then feed my lambs."

World English Bible

So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."

Worrell New Testament

So, when they breakfasted, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He says to Him, "Yea, Lord, Thou knowest that I fondly love Thee." He saith to him, "Feed My lambs."

Worsley New Testament

Now when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, dost thou love me more than these? He saith unto Him, Yes, Lord, Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

Youngs Literal Translation

When, therefore, they dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 'Simon, son of Jonas, dost thou love me more than these?' he saith to him, 'Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, 'Feed my lambs.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So
οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ὅτε ὅτε ἥτε τοτε 
Hote 
Usage: 86

ἀριστάω 
Aristao 
Usage: 2

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

to Simon
Σίμων 
Simon 
Usage: 65

Πέτρος 
Petros 
Usage: 160

Σίμων 
Simon 
Usage: 65

son of Jonas
Ἰωνᾶς 
Ionas 
Usage: 0

lovest thou
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

πλείων πλεῖον πλέον 
Pleion 
Usage: 40

τούτων 
Touton 
Usage: 43

He saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045




Usage: 0
Usage: 0

Yea
ναί 
Nai 
Usage: 24

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

thou
σύ 
Su 
thou
Usage: 132

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

I love
φιλέω 
Phileo 
Usage: 13

σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

He saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

βόσκω 
Bosko 
Usage: 6

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

Devotionals

Devotionals containing John 21:15

Context Readings

Peter Is Restored Three Times

14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to the disciples after He was raised from the dead. 15 When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him. 16 A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Shepherd My sheep,” He told him.


Cross References

Matthew 26:33

Peter told Him, “Even if everyone runs away because of You, I will never run away!”

Mark 14:29

Peter told Him, “Even if everyone runs away, I will certainly not!”

Isaiah 40:11

He protects His flock like a shepherd;
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them in the fold of His garment.
He gently leads those that are nursing.

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus responded, “Simon son of Jonah,you are blessed because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father in heaven.

Matthew 26:35

“Even if I have to die with You,” Peter told Him, “I will never deny You!” And all the disciples said the same thing.

John 1:42

and he brought Simon to Jesus.When Jesus saw him, He said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which means “Rock”).

Genesis 33:13

Jacob replied, “My lord knows that the children are weak, and I have nursing sheep and cattle. If they are driven hard for one day, the whole herd will die.

2 Samuel 7:20

What more can David say to You? You know Your servant, Lord God.

2 Kings 20:3

“Please Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases You.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Psalm 78:70-72

He chose David His servant
and took him from the sheepfolds;

Jeremiah 3:15

I will give you shepherds who are loyal to Me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill.

Jeremiah 23:4

I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them. They will no longer be afraid or dismayed, nor will any be missing.” This is the Lord’s declaration.

Ezekiel 34:2-10

“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy, and say to them: This is what the Lord God says to the shepherds: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who have been feeding themselves! Shouldn’t the shepherds feed their flock?

Ezekiel 34:23

I will appoint over them a single shepherd, My servant David, and he will shepherd them. He will tend them himself and will be their shepherd.

Matthew 10:37

The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

Matthew 18:10

“See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven.

Matthew 25:34-45

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 12:32

Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.

Luke 22:32

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

John 8:42

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, because I came from God and I am here. For I didn’t come on My own, but He sent Me.

John 13:37

“Lord,” Peter asked, “why can’t I follow You now? I will lay down my life for You!”

John 14:15-24

“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.

John 16:27

For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.

John 21:7

Therefore the disciple, the one Jesus loved, said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tied his outer garment around him (for he was stripped) and plunged into the sea.

John 21:12

“Come and have breakfast,” Jesus told them. None of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?” because they knew it was the Lord.

John 21:16-17

A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Shepherd My sheep,” He told him.

Acts 20:28

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Romans 14:1

Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about doubtful issues.

Romans 15:1

Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves.

1 Corinthians 3:1-3

Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:11

Then the weak person, the brother for whom Christ died, is ruined by your knowledge.

1 Corinthians 16:21-22

This greeting is in my own hand—Paul.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.

Ephesians 4:14

Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 4:15-16

Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all.

Hebrews 4:13

No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account.

Hebrews 12:12-13

Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees,

Hebrews 13:20

Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus—the great Shepherd of the sheep—with the blood of the everlasting covenant,

1 Peter 1:8

You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy,

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation,

1 Peter 2:25

For you were like sheep going astray,
but you have now returned
to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

1 Peter 5:1-4

Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you:

1 John 4:19

We love because He first loved us.

1 John 5:1

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him.

Revelation 2:23

I will kill her children with the plague. Then all the churches will know that I am the One who examines minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

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