Gospel of John: Chapter 21 - Original Version About Chapter 21
Title Given Chapter 21: "Jesus Appears To His Disciples, For The Last Time" - telling Simon Peter three times to "Follow Me", and telling His disciples that Barnabus, the disciple whom "Jesus loved", would "Tarry till I come"
Date Gospel Written: ~ 0 to 50 AD
Gospel Written by: The Disciple Barnabas - the One "whom Jesus loved" (John:20,2)
Title & Review Written by: Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler)
Date Web Page Published: September, 2004
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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim. In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Al-salam 'alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu kulluhu. Wa 'alaykum al-salam wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu. May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessing of God be upon us all. May God help us all.
My love you (anbu), my dearest loving brothers and sisters - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler).
Original Version - of chapter 21
1. After these things Jesus shewed Himself again to the disciples at the sea of
Tiberias: and on this wise shewed He Himself.
2. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of
Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of His disciples.
3. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto Him, We also go with
thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately, and that night they
4. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples
knew not that it was Jesus.
5. Then Jesus said unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered Him, No.
6. And He said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find.
They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude
7. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now
when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him
(for he was naked), and did cast himself into the sea.
8. And the other disciples came in a little ship: (for they were not far from land, but as
it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net with fishes.
9. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish
laid thereon, and bread.
10. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
11. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, and hundred
and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
12. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask Him,
Who art thou? Knowing that it was the Lord.
13. Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.
14. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed Himself to His disciples, after that
He was risen from the dead.
15. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest
thou Me more then these? He saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love Thee. He said unto him, Feed My lambs.
16. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? He
saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him,
Feed My sheep.
17. 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.
18. Verily, verily, I say into thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and
walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shall be old, thou shalt stretch
forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
19. This He spake, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when He had
spoken this, He saith unto Him, Follow Me.
20. Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple who Jesus loved following; which
also leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, Lord, which is he that
21. Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
22. Jesus saith unto him, If I will that He tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
Follow thou Me.
23. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not
die: yet Jesus said not unto him, he shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I
come, what is that to thee?
24. This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and
we know that his testimony is true.
25. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should
be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the
books that should be written. Amen.
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