1 After this Jesus again showed Himself to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias, and this is the way He showed Himself.
2 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathaniel of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples of Jesus, were all together.
3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are going with you too." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4 Now just as day was breaking, Jesus took His stand on the shore, though the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5 So Jesus said to them, "Lads, you have no fish, have you?" They answered, "No."
6 Then He said to them, "Set your net on the right side of the boat, and you will catch them." They did so, and they could not drag it in for the big catch of fish. 7 So that disciple whom Jesus used to love tenderly said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he belted on his fisherman's coat, for he had taken it off, and plunged into the sea. 8 The rest of the disciples followed in the little boat, for they were not far from shore -- only about a hundred yards -- dragging in the net full of fish. 9 When they landed, they saw a charcoal fire all made and a fish lying on it; also some bread.
10 Jesus said to them, "Fetch some of the fish you have just caught." 11 So Simon Peter got into the boat, and pulled the net ashore, full of big fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and though there were so many, the net was not torn.
12 Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared to ask Him, "Who are you?" because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus went and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish too.
14 This was now the third time that Jesus showed Himself to His disciples, after He had risen from the dead.
15 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."
16 Jesus again said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, are you really devoted to me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I tenderly love you." Jesus said to him, "Then be a shepherd to my sheep."
17 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. 18 I most solemnly say to you, when you were young, you used to put on your own belt and go where you pleased, but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will put a belt on you and you will go where you do not please to go." 19 He said this to point out the sort of death by which Peter was to glorify God. So after He had said this, He said to Peter, "Keep on following me!"
20 Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus specially loved, who at the supper leaned back upon Jesus' breast and asked, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?" 21 So when Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "But, Lord, what about him?"
22 Jesus answered him, "If I wish him to wait until I come, what is that to you? You must keep on following me."
23 So the report got out among the brothers that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not tell him that he was not going to die; He said only, "If I wish him to wait until I come, what is that to you?"
24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down, and we know that his testimony is true.
25 There are many other things that Jesus did, which, if they were all written down in detail, I do not suppose that the world itself could hold the books that would have to be written.