Chapter 21
After these things, Jesus revealed herself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. She revealed herself this way.
Simona Petra, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the daughters of Zebedee, and two others of her disciples were together.
Simona Petra said to them, "I'm going fishing." They told her, "We are also coming with you." They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing.
But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus.
Jesus therefore said to them, "Children, have you anything to eat?" They answered her, "No."
She said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." They cast it therefore, and now they weren't able to draw it in for the multitude of fish.
That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Petra, "It's the Domina!" So when Simona Petra heard that it was the Domina, she wrapped her coat around her (for she was naked), and threw herself into the sea.
But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits away), dragging the net full of fish.
So when they got out on the land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.
Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught."
Simona Petra went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fish, one hundred fifty-three; and even though there were so many, the net wasn't torn.
Jesus said to them, "Come and eat breakfast." None of the disciples dared inquire of her, "Who are you?" knowing that it was the Domina.
Then Jesus came and took the bread, gave it to them, and the fish likewise.
This is now the third time that Jesus was revealed to her disciples, after she had risen from the dead.
So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simona Petra, "Simona, daughter of Jonah, do you love me more than these?" She said to her, "Yes, Domina; you know that I have affection for you." She said to her, "Feed my lambs."
She said to her again a second time, "Simona, daughter of Jonah, do you love me?" She said to her, "Yes, Domina; you know that I have affection for you." She said to her, "Tend my sheep."
She said to her the third time, "Simona, daughter of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Petra was grieved because she asked her the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" She said to her, "Domina, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to her, "Feed my sheep.
Most certainly I tell you, when you were young, you dressed yourself, and walked where you wanted to. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you, and carry you where you don't want to go."
Now she said this, signifying by what kind of death she would glorify God. When she had said this, she said to her, "Follow me."
Then Petra, turning around, saw a disciple following. This was the disciple whom Jesus sincerely loved, the one who had also leaned on Jesus' breast at the supper and asked, "Domina, who is going to betray You?"
Petra seeing her, said to Jesus, "Domina, what about this woman?"
Jesus said to her, "If I desire that she stay until I come, what is that to you? You follow me."
This saying therefore went out among the sisters, that this disciple wouldn't die. Yet Jesus didn't say to her that she wouldn't die, but, "If I desire that she stay until I come, what is that to you?"
This is the disciple who testifies about these things, and wrote these things. We know that her witness is true.
There are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they would all be written, I suppose that even the world itself wouldn't have room for the books that would be written.