Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

John 21

1 After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the a Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself: 2 Simon Peter, b Thomas called the Twin, c Nathanael of d Cana in Galilee, e the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are going with you also." They went out and 1 immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples f did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then g Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No." 6 And He said to them, h "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. 7 Therefore i that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish.

9 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught." 11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken. 12 Jesus said to them, j "Come and eat breakfast." Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are You?" - knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish. 14 This is now k the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 26:32
    "But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee."
    Mark 14:28
    "But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee."
    John 6:1
    After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.
  2. Cross References
    John 20:24
    Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
  3. Cross References
    John 1:45 - 51
    Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote - Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
  4. Cross References
    John 2:1
    On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 4:21
    Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them.
    Mark 1:19
    When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets.
    Luke 5:10
    And so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 24:16
    But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
    John 20:14
    Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 24:41
    But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, "Have you any food here?
  8. Cross References
    Luke 5:4
    When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
    Luke 5:6
    And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.
    Luke 5:7
    So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
  9. Cross References
    John 13:23
    Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.
    John 20:2
    Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 10:41
    Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
  11. Cross References
    John 20:19
    Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you.
    John 20:26
    And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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