(From: JOHN #44 - 21:1-25)
XI. 21:1-25 THE PROVISION OF JESUS FOR ALL FOLLOWERS
A. 21:1-14 THIRD APPEARANCE OF JESUS TO DISCIPLES
a. 21:1 JESUS MANIFESTS HIMSELF AT TIBERIAS
MeTA TAUta e-phaNEro-sen he-auTON paLIN IeSOUS tois ma-theTAIS
After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples
ePI tes thaLASses tes Ti-be-riAdos; e-phaNEro-sen de HOUtos.
at the sea of :Tiberias; and he manifested himselfthus.
b. 21:2 THE DISCIPLES PRESENT AT THIS APPEARING
Esan hoMOU SImon PEtros, ThoMAS ho leGOme-nos DIdu-mos,
Therewere together Simon Peter, and Thomas :called Didymus,
kai Na-tha-naEL ho aPO KaNA tes Ga-liLAIas,
and Nathanael :of Cana in :Galilee,
kai hoi tou Ze-beDAIou, kai ALloi ek ton ma-theTON auTOU DUo.
and the sons of :Zebedee, and two other of his :disciples.
c. 21:3a Simon Peter says to them, I go a fishing.
LEgei auTOIS SImon PEtros, HuPAgoha-liEUein ]232].
d. 21:3b They say to him, We also come with you.
LEgou-sin auTO, ErCHOme-tha kai heMEIS sun soi.
e. 21:3c They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that :night they caught nothing.
eXELthan, kai eNEbe-san eis to PLOIon; kai en eKEIne te nukTI ePIa-san  ouDEN.
f. 21:4 JESUS APPEARS ON SHORE, BUT UNRECOGNIZED
proIas  de Ede gi-noMEnes, ESte IeSOUS eis ton ai-gi-aLON :
But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach:
ou MENtoi Edei-san hoi ma-theTAI HOti IeSOUS esTIN.
the disciples however knew not that itwas Jesus.
g. 21:5a Jesus therefore says to them, Little children, have you anything to eat?
LEgei oun auTOIS IeSOUS, PaiDIa, MEti prosPHAgi-on Eche-te?
h. 21:5b They answered him, No. a-peKRIthe-san auTO, Ou.
i. 21:6a And he said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you shall find.
ho de EIpen auTOIS, BAle-te eis ta de-xiA MEre tou PLOIou  to DIKtu-on ]1350], kai heuREse-te.
j. 21:6b They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of :fishes.
Eba-lon oun, kai ouKEti auTO helKUsai  ISchu-on aPO tou PLEthous  ton ichTHUon.
k. 21:7a That :disciple therefore whom :Jesus loved says to Peter, Itis the Lord.
LEgei oun ho ma-theTES eKEInos hon eGApa ho IeSOUS toPEtro, Ho KUriOS es-tin.
l. 21:7b PETER SWIMS TO SHORE
SImon oun PEtros aKOUsas HOti ho KUriOS es-tin,
Simon Peter therefore on hearing that itwas the Lord,
ton e-penDUten  di-eZOsa-to  (en gar gumNOS ), kai Eba-len he-auTON eis ten THAlas-san.
wrapped his:coat about him (for he was naked), and threw himself into the sea.
m. 21:8 THE REST BRING THE CATCH
hoi de ALloi ma-theTAI to ploi-aRIo  ELthon
But the other disciples came in the little boat
(ou gar Esan maKRAN aPO tes ges, alLA hos aPO peCHON 
(for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred
di-a-koSIon), SUron-tes  to DIKtu-on ton ichTHUon.
cubits off), dragging the net of :fishes.
n. 21:9 THE BREAKFAST JESUS PREPARED
hos oun aPEbe-san  eis ten gen, BLEpou-sin an-thra-kiAN  keiMEnen ,
As therefore they got out upon the land, they see a charcoal fire laid,
kai oPSAri-on  e-piKEIme-non, kai ARton.
and a little fish laid on it, and bread.
o. 21:10 :Jesus says to them, Bring of the little fish which you have now caught.
LEgei auTOIS ho IeSOUS, E-NEGka-te aPO ton o-psaRIon hon e-piAsa-te nun.
p. 21:11 PETER DRAWS THE NET TO LAND
aNEbe oun SImon PEtros, kai EILku-sen  to DIKtuon eis ten gen,
Simon Peter therefore went up, and drew the net to :land,
meSTON ichTHUon meGAlon, he-kaTON penTEkon-ta triON:
full of great fishes, a hundred andfifty-three:
kai toSOUton ONton, ouk esCHISthe to DIKtu-on.
and for all therewere so many, the net was not torn.
q. 21:12a :Jesus says to them, Come break yourfast.
LEgei auTOIS ho IeSOUS, DEUte a-piSTEsa-te .
r. 21:12b None of the disciple dared inquire of him, Who are you? knowing that it was the Lord.
ouDEIS eTOLma ton ma-theTON e-xeTAsai auTON, Su tis ei? eiDOtes HOti ho KUriOS es-tin.
s. 21:13 Jesus comes, and takes the bread, and gives them, and the little fish likewise.
ERche-tai IeSOUS, kai lamBAnei ton ARton, kei DIdo-sin auTOIS, kai to oPSAri-on hoMOIos.
t. 21:14 This is now the third timeJesus was manifested to the disciples, after he was risen from thedead.
TOUto EdeTRIton e-pha-neROtheIeSOUS tois ma-theTAIS, e-gerTHEIS ek neKRON.
B. 21:15-23 JESUS ESTABLISHES PETER IN HIS MINISTRY
1. 21:15-19 JESUS FULLY RESTORES PETER
a. 21:15a JESUS QUESTIONS PETER
HOte oun eRIste-san , LEgei to SImo-ni PEtro ho IeSOUS,
When therefore they had breakfasted, :Jesus says to Simon Peter,
SImon, IoAnou, a-gaPAS  me PLEon TOUton?
Simon, sonof John, do you love me more than these?
b. 21:15b He says to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.
LEgei auTO, Nai, KUri-e; su OIdas HOti phiLO se.
c. 21:15c He says unto him, Feed my little lambs.
LEgei auTO, BOske ta arNIa mou.
d. 21:16a He says to him again a second time, Simon, sonof John, do you love me?
LEgei auTO PAlin DEUte-ron , SImon, IoAnou, a-gaPAS me?
e. 21:16b He says to him, Yes, Lord; YOU know that I love you.
LEgei auTO, Nai, KUri-e; su OIdas HOti phiLO se.
f. 21:16c He says to him, Tend my little sheep.
LEgei auTO, poiMAI-ne ta pro-baTIa mou.
g. 21:17a He says to him the third time, Simon, sonof John, do you love me?
LEgei auTO to TRIton, SImon, IoAnou, phiLEIS me?
h. 21:17b :Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do you love me?
e-luPEtheho PEtros HOti EIpen auTOto TRIton, PHIleis me?
i. 21:17c And he said to him, Lord, YOU know all things; YOU know that I love you.
kai EIpen auTO, KUri-e, PANta su OIdas; su giNOskeis HOti phiLO se.
j. 21:17d Jesus says to him, Feed my little sheep.
LEgei auTO IeSOUS, BOske ta proBAtiA mou.
k. 21:18 JESUS PROPHESIES NATURE OF PETER'S DEATH
aMEN, aMEN, LEgo soi, HOte es neOte-ros
Amen, Amen, I say unto you, When you were younger
eZONnu-es  se-auTON, kai pe-ri-ePAteis HOpou Ethe-les:
you clothed yourself, and walked wherever you would:
HOtan de geRAses , ek-teNEIS  tas CHEI-RAS sou,
but when you shall be old, you shall stretch forth your :hands,
kai ALlos ZOsei  se, kai OIsei  HOpou ou THEleis.
and another shall gird you, and carry youwhere you would not.
l. 21:19a Now this he spoke, signifying by what manner of death he shall glorify :God.
TOUto de EIpen, seMAInon POIo thaNAtodoXAsei ton TheON.
j. 21:19b And when he had spoken this, he says to him, Follow me.
kai TOUto eiPON, LEgei auTO, A-koLOUthei moi.
2. 21:20-23 THE ONLY RESPONSIBILITY OF PETER: FOLLOW JESUS
a. 21:20 PETER SEES JOHN FOLLOWING
E-pi-straPHEIS ho PEtros, BLEpei ton ma-theTEN hon eGApa ho IeSOUS a-ko-louTHOUNta;
:Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom :Jesus loved following;
hos kai aNEpe-sen  en to DEIPno  ePI to STEthos  auTOU,
who also leaned back on his :breast at the supper,
kai EIpen, KUri-e, TIS es-tin ho pa-ra-diDOUS  se?
and said, Lord, who is he that delivers you up?
b. 21:21 :Peter therefore seeing him says to :Jesus, Lord, what aboutthis man?
TOUton oun iDON ho PEtros LEgei to IeSOU, KUri-e, HOUtos de ti?
c. 21:22 :Jesus says to him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? YOU follow me.
LEgei auTO ho IeSOUS, E-AN auTON THEloMEnein HEos ERcho-mai, ti pros se? SU moi a-koLOUthei.
d. 21:23 HOW MISUNDERSTANDING PRODUCES RUMORS
eXELthen oun HOUtos ho LOgos eis tous a-delPHOUS, HOti ho ma-theTES eKEInos ouk a-poTHNEskei:
This :saying therefore went forth among the brethren, that that :disciple does not die:
ouk EIpen de auTO ho IeSOUS, HOti ouk a-po-THNEskei;
yet :Jesus did not say to him, that he does not die;
alLA, E-AN auTON THElo MEnein HEos ERcho-mai, ti pros se?
but, if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you?
C. 21:24 JOHN WITNESSES THE TRUTHFULNESS OF HIS GOSPEL
HOU-TOS es-tin ho ma-theTES ho mar-tuRON  peRI TOUton,
This is the disciple that witnesses of these things, and wrote these:
kai ho GRApsas  TAUta: kai OIda-men HOti a-leTHES auTOU he mar-tuRIa es-tin.
and we know that his :witness is true.
D. 21:25 BUT A FRACTION OF JESUS' DEEDS RECORDED IN THIS GOSPEL
EStin de kai ALla polLA ha ePOIe-sen ho IeSOUS,
And many other thingsalso are which :Jesus did,
HAti-na eAN GRAphe-tai  kath' hen, oud' auTON OImai 
the which if they be written every one, I suppose
ton KOSmon choREsein  ta graPHOme-na bibLIa .
that not even the world itself would contain the books written.
NOTE: Perhaps the most interesting insight in the above section of the Gospel of John concerns Jesus' questioning of Peter after breakfast. Peter denied Jesus 3 times at the time of His trial. Now Jesus questions Peter 3 times. He starts out by asking Peter if heloved (a-gaPAS) Him more than the other disciples. Peter's response is noton this level of “Divine Love”, but on a lower level of “phiLO” love, the love of a friend to a friend.
The second question by Jesus followed this same pattern.
But the thirdquestioning grieved Peter, notbecause it was the third time - but because Jesus now dropped down to Peter's level, and queried him as to whether he evenloved Jesus as a friend (phiLEIS). this really hurt Peter. But it was necessary, because of Peter's previous 3-fold denial. Oswald Chambers often points out the painful questioning of Jesus for each one of us, so as to bring out our need to be lifted by Him to a higher level. Peter needed to be brought up to the “aGApe” level!
Note too the 3 different responses of Jesus to Peter's responses concerning His little lambs, and little sheep. One doesn't need to have any knowledge of the Greek language to see clearly these distinctions in the transliterated Greek text. No English translation can possibly point out these very clear distinctions. That is why I am naming this Interlinear Greek New Testament - “The Layman'sInterlinear New Testament”!
There are many other unusual transliterated Greek words in this complete Interlinear Greek New Testament - that a layman with no knowledge of Greek can pick up and use. Then too, each significant Greek word in this entire New Testament is followed in brackets with the number in Strong's Concordance. It is then possible to do a Greek Word Study on a word to obtain a clear definition.
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Happy hunting for each one of you as you pursue the possibilities here - made possible by Ivan Panin, and then by the above outlined format. J.A.W.