Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do thou love me? And he said to him, Lord, thou know all things. Thou know that I love thee. Jesus says t

New American Standard Bible

He *said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus *said to him, Tend My sheep.

King James Version

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Holman Bible

He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”

Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.”

“Feed My sheep,” Jesus said.

International Standard Version

Jesus told him, "Take care of my sheep." He asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was deeply hurt that he had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So he told him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!"

American Standard Version

He saith unto him the third time, Simon,'son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Amplified

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]?” Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you [really] love Me [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend]?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.

An Understandable Version

Then Jesus asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you [truly] love me?" Peter was sad because Jesus had asked him a third time, "Do you [even] love me?" So, he said to Jesus, "Lord, you know all things. You [surely] know that I love you." Jesus replied to him, "[Then] feed my sheep.

Anderson New Testament

He said to him a third time: Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do you love me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus said to him: Feed my sheep.

Bible in Basic English

He said to him a third time, Simon, son of John, am I dear to you? Now Peter was troubled in his heart because he put the question a third time, Am I dear to you? And he said to him, Lord, you have knowledge of all things; you see that you are dear to me. Jesus said to him, Then give my sheep food.

Common New Testament

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Jesus said to him the third time, Simon son of Jonas, do you love me? Peter was grieved at his asking him the third time, "do you love me?" and he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, feed my sheep.

Darby Translation

He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, art thou attached to me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Art thou attached to me? and said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.

Godbey New Testament

He says to him a third time; Simon, the son of Jonah, do you love me as a friend? Peter was grieved, because He said to him the third time, Do you love me as a friend? And he says to Him, Lord, thou knowest all things; and thou dost understand that I love thee as a friend. He says to Him, Feed my sheeplings.

Goodspeed New Testament

Jesus said to him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because the third time Jesus asked him if he loved him, and he answered, "Master, you know everything, you can see that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Then feed my sheep!

John Wesley New Testament

He saith to him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him, Feed my sheep. He saith to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he said to him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith to him, Feed my sheep.

Julia Smith Translation

He says to him the third time, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved that he said the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.

King James 2000

He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He said to him a third [time], "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed because he said to him a 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!

Modern King James verseion

He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me? Peter was grieved because He said to him a third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know all things, You know that I love You. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He said unto him the third time, "Simon the son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" And Peter sorrowed because he said to him the third time, "Lovest thou me," and said unto him, "Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I love thee." Jesus said unto him, "Feed my sheep.

Moffatt New Testament

For the third time he asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Now Peter was vexed at being asked a third time, "Do you love me?" So he replied; "Lord, you know everything, you can see I love you." Jesus said, "Then feed my sheep.

Montgomery New Testament

The third time Jesus asked him, "Am I really dear to you?" Peter was grieved because the third time he asked, "Am I really dear to you?" and he answered, "Master, you know all things, you know that you are dear to me."

NET Bible

Jesus said a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that Jesus asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" and said, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus replied, "Feed my sheep.

New Heart English Bible

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Noyes New Testament

He saith to him the third time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him, Feed my sheep.

Sawyer New Testament

He said to him a third time; Simon, son of John, are you a friend to me? Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, Are you a friend to me? and he said to him, Lord you know all things; you know that I am a friend to you. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep.

The Emphasized Bible

He saith unto him, the third time - Simon, son of John! art thou fond of me? Peter was grieved, that he said unto him, the third time, Art thou fond of me? and he said unto him - Lord! all things, thou, knowest: thou perceivest that I am fond of thee. Jesus saith unto him - Be feeding my sheep.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He saith to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I love thee! Jesus saith to him, Feed my sheep.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The third time, Jesus said to him: "Simon, son of John, are you my friend?" Peter was hurt at his third question being 'Are you my friend?'; and exclaimed: "Master, you know everything! You can tell that I am your friend." "Feed my sheep," said Jesus.

Webster

He saith to him the third time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he said to him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith to him, Feed my sheep.

Weymouth New Testament

A third time Jesus put the question: "Simon, son of John, am I dear to you?" It grieved Peter that Jesus asked him the third time, "Am I dear to you?" "Master," he replied, "you know everything, you can see that you are dear to me." "Then feed my much-loved sheep," said Jesus.

Williams New Testament

For the third time Jesus asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you really tenderly love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus the third time asked him, "Do you really tenderly love me?" So he answered Him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I do tenderly love you." Jesus said to him, "Then feed my sheep.

World English Bible

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Worrell New Testament

He saith to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you fondly love Me?" Peter was grieved, because He said to him the third time "Do you fondly love Me?" and he said to Him, "Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I do fondly love Thee." Jesus saith to him, "Feed My sheep.

Worsley New Testament

He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon son of Jonas, dost thou love me? Peter was grieved, that He said to him the third time, Dost thou love me? And he said unto Him, Lord, Thou knowest all things, Thou knowest that I love Thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Youngs Literal Translation

He saith to him the third time, 'Simon, son of Jonas, dost thou dearly love me?' Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, 'Dost thou dearly love me?' and he said to him, 'Lord, thou hast known all things; thou dost know that I dearly love thee.' Jesus saith to him, 'Feed my sheep;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045








Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

the third time
τρίτος 
Tritos 
τρίτος 
Tritos 
Usage: 45
Usage: 45

Σίμων 
Simon 
Usage: 65

son of Jonas
Ἰωνᾶς 
Ionas 
Usage: 0

lovest thou
φιλέω 
Phileo 
Usage: 13

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

Πέτρος 
Petros 
Usage: 160

λυπέω 
Lupeo 
Usage: 24

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

he said
ἔπω 
Epo 
ἔπω 
Epo 
Usage: 824
Usage: 824

Lovest thou
φιλέω 
Phileo 
Usage: 13

And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

thou
σύ 
Su 
σύ 
Su 
thou
thou
Usage: 132
Usage: 132

εἴδω 
Eido 
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 519
Usage: 147

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

I love
φιλέω 
Phileo 
Usage: 13

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

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

βόσκω 
Bosko 
Usage: 6

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

Images John 21:17

Context Readings

Peter Is Restored Three Times

16 He says to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me? He says to him, Yea, Lord. Thou know that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my sheep. 17 He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do thou love me? And he said to him, Lord, thou know all things. Thou know that I love thee. Jesus says t 18 Truly, truly, I say to thee, When thou were younger, thou girded thyself, and walked where thou would, but when thou become old, thou will stretch forth thy hands, and another will gird thee, and carry thee where thou do not want.


Cross References

John 13:38

Jesus answered him, Will thou lay down thy life for me? Truly, truly, I say to thee, A cock will, no, not sound, until thou will deny me thrice.

John 16:30

Now we know that thou know all things, and have no need that any man should question thee. By this we believe that thou came forth from God.

John 21:15-16

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.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children in death. And all the congregations will know that I am he who searches the inner feelings and hearts. And I will give to you--to each--according to your works.

Joshua 22:22

The Mighty One, God, LORD, the Mighty One, God, LORD, he knows, and Israel he shall know, if it is in rebellion, or if in trespass against LORD (do not save us this day),

1 Kings 17:18

And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? Thou have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son!

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that thou try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy thy people, who are present here, off

Job 31:4-6

Does he not see my ways, and number all my steps?

Psalm 7:8-9

LORD shall judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and to my integrity that is in me.

Psalm 17:3

Thou have proved my heart. Thou have visited me in the night. Thou have tried me, and find nothing. I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Jeremiah 17:10

I, LORD, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Lamentations 3:33

For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the sons of men.

Matthew 25:40

And having answered, the King will say to them, Truly I say to you, inasmuch as ye did it to one of these my brothers, the least, ye did it to me.

Matthew 26:73-75

And after a little while those who stood, having approached, said to Peter, Surely thou also are of them, for thy accent even makes thee apparent.

Mark 14:72

And the second time a cock sounded. And Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him, Before a cock sounds twice, thou will deny me thrice. And having broke down, he wept.

Luke 22:61-62

And having turned, the Lord looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, Before a cock sounds thou will deny me thrice.

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men,

John 12:8

For ye always have the poor with you, but ye do not always have me.

John 14:15

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 15:10

If ye keep my commandments, ye will dwell in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments, and dwell in his love.

John 18:4

Jesus therefore knowing all the things that were coming upon him, after going forth, he says to them, Whom seek ye?

John 18:27

Peter therefore denied again, and straightaway a cock sounded.

Acts 1:24

And having prayed, they said, Thou, Lord, knowing the hearts of all men, show which one of these two thou have chosen

Acts 15:8

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, just as also to us.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our pride is this (the testimony from our conscience), that we behave in the world in the simplicity and purity of God, not by fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, and especially toward you.

2 Corinthians 2:4-7

For out of much stress and dismay of heart, through many tears, I wrote to you, not that ye would be grieved, but that ye might know the love that I have so much more for you.

2 Corinthians 7:8-11

Because even though I grieved you in the letter, I am not remorseful (even though I was remorseful), for I perceive that that letter grieved you, even though for an hour.

2 Corinthians 8:8-9

I speak not from commandment, but because of the zeal of others, also examining the genuineness of your love.

Ephesians 4:30

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye are sealed for a day of redemption.

1 Peter 1:6

In which ye greatly rejoice, although made sorrowful in various trials. Since it is now necessary for a little while,

2 Peter 1:12-15

Therefore I will not neglect to always remind you about these things, although having known them, and having been established in the present truth.

2 Peter 3:1

I write to you now this second letter, beloved, in which I arouse your sincere mind by a reminder,

1 John 3:16-24

By this we know love, because that man laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

3 John 1:7-8

For they went forth on behalf of the Name, taking nothing from the Gentiles.

Revelation 3:19

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.

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