Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do—with total commitment and devotion]?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus 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.

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 already the third time Jesus was manifested to his disciples, having risen from the dead. 15 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. 16 Jesus says to him again the second time, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yes, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my sheep.


Cross References

Matthew 26:33

And Peter having answered, said to him, And if all men shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized.

Mark 14:29

And Peter said to him, And if all shall be offended, yet not I.

Isaiah 40:11

As a shepherd he will feed his flock: with his arm he will gather the lambs, and will lift up into his bosom, he will lead those coming up.

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus, having answered, said to him, Happy art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed to thee, but my Father, he in the heavens.

Matthew 26:35

Peter says to him, Though it should be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee: likewise also said all the disciples.

John 1:42

And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus having looked upon him, said, Thou art Simon son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, interpreted, Peter.

Genesis 33:13

And he will say to him, My lord knew that the children are tender, and the sheep and the oxen bringing forth with me, and they overdrive them one day all the flock will die.

2 Samuel 7:20

And what shall David yet add to speak to thee? for thou knewest thy servant, Lord Jehovah.

2 Kings 20:3

O Jehovah, remember now how I went before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and I did the good in thine eyes. And Hezekiah will weep a great weeping.

Psalm 78:70-72

And he will choose in David his servant, and he will take him from the folds of sheep.

Jeremiah 3:15

And I gave to you shepherds according to my heart, and they fed you with knowledge and understanding.

Jeremiah 23:4

And I set up shepherds over them, and they fed them; and they shall no more fear, and they shall not be terrified, and they shall not be reviewed, says Jehovah.

Ezekiel 34:2-10

Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say to them, To the shepherds, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo! to the shepherds of Israel who were feeding themselves: shall not the shepherds feed the sheep?

Ezekiel 34:23

And I raised up one shepherd over them, and he fed them, my servant David; he shall feed them and he shall be to them for shepherd.

Matthew 10:37

He loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me; and he loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me.

Matthew 18:10

See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, That their messengers in the heavens always behold the face of my Father which is in the heavens.

Matthew 25:34-45

Then shall the king say to them from his right, Come, the praised of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock; for your Father was contented to give you the kingdom.

Luke 22:32

And I have supplicated for thee that thy faith fail not: and thou, when having turned back, confirm thy brethren.

John 8:42

Then said Jesus to them, If God were your Father, ye had loved me: for I went forth from God, and came; for I have not come of myself, but he sent me.

John 13:37

Peter says to him, Lord, why can I not follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.

John 14:15-24

If ye love me, keep my commands.

John 16:27

For the Father himself loves you, for ye have loved me, and believed that I came forth from God.

John 21:7

Then that disciple says, whom Jesus loved, to Peter, It is the Lord. Then Simon Peter having heard that it is the Lord, girded round the upper garment, (for he was naked,) and cast himself into the sea.

John 21:12

And Jesus says to them, Come, dine. And none of the disciples dared to inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it is the Lord.

John 21:16-17

Jesus says to him again the second time, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yes, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my sheep.

Acts 20:28

Attend therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit set you inspectors, to feed the church of God, which he acquired by his own blood.

Romans 14:1

Him being weak in faith receive ye, not to judgments of conversations.

Romans 15:1

And we the able ought to bear the weaknesses of the unable and not please ourselves.

1 Corinthians 3:1-3

And I, brethren, was not able to speak to you as spiritual, but as carnal, as babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:11

And shall the weak brother be destroyed upon thy knowledge, for whom Christ died?

1 Corinthians 16:21-22

The greeting of Paul by my hand.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ holds us together; having judged this, that if one died for all, then all dead:

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any power, nor uncircumcision; but faith being energetic through love.

Ephesians 4:14

That we be no more babes, tossed about, and carried around by every wind of doctrine, in the playing at dice of men, in craft, with the artifice of deceit;

Ephesians 6:24

Grace with all loving our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibleness. Amen.

1 Timothy 4:15-16

Bestow diligent care upon these things; be in them; that thy progress may be manifest in all things.

Hebrews 4:13

And there is no creation invisible before him: and all things naked and exposed, neck and face to view, to the eyes of him with whom to us is the word.

Hebrews 12:12-13

Wherefore set upright the relaxed hands, and palsied knees;

Hebrews 13:20

And the God of peace, having brought up from the dead, the great Shepherd of the sheep, in the blood of the eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 1:8

Whom not having seen, ye love; in whom, now not seeing, but believing, ye are transported with joy unalterable, and highly valued:

1 Peter 2:2

As new born babes, long for the sincere milk pertaining to the word, that ye might be nourished with it:

1 Peter 2:25

For ye were as sheep going astray; but now have turned about to the Shepherd and inspector of your souls.

1 Peter 5:1-4

The elders among you I beseech, a fellow elder, and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a participator of the glory which is about to be revealed:

1 John 4:19

We should love him, for he first loved us.

1 John 5:1

Everyone believing that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God: and every one loving him having begotten, loves him also begotten of him.

Revelation 2:23

And her children will I kill in death; and all the churches shall know that I am he searching the reins and hearts: and I will give to you each according to our works.

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