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into a ship immediately; and that night they caught noching.
4 But when the morning was Dow come, Jesus stood on the shorebut the disciples knew nor chat it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus faith unto them, Children, have ye any meat ? They answered him, No.
6 And he said unto chem, Caft the net on the right side of the ship, and ye thall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the mulcicude of fishes.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved, faith unto Pecer, it is the Lord. Noiv when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fishers 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 chen as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals
upon the Lake, but that night caught nothing. Very early in the morning they saw a Man standing on the Shore, who indeed was Jesus, tho they did not know him at first view ; who ask'd thein (as if he wanted something to eat) whether they had caught' any Filh: to which they answer'd, No. Jesus then bid them throw their Nets on the right side of the Ship, where he said they would find fomefilh. They immediatly follow'd his Directions, tho they knew not yet that it was Jesus; and on a sudden inclos'd a vast number of Fishes, so that they were not able to pull their Nets out of the Water. Fohn, at the sight of this wonderful Success, told Peter, that undoubtedly that Stranger to whom they were fo much beholden for it, was Fesus their Malter. Peter then throwing on his upper Garment, leap'd into the Sea, hastning with a pious Zeal to be with him be. fore the Ship could possibly land him, which was about two hundred Cubits off ; the rest making to the Shore in the Vessel, and dragging their Nets after them. When they were landed, they faw upon the shore some live Coals by, and a little Сccc
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there, and fish laid thereon, and bread,
10 Jesus Caich unto them, Ering of the fish which ye have now caughc.
11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three : and for all there were so many, yet was not the nec broken.
12 Jesus saich 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 comech and takech bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.
14 This is now the third time chat Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after thac he was risen from the dead.
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saich to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, loveft thou me more than these? He faith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowe that I love thee. He saich unco him, Feed my lambs.
Fish broiling upon them, with a piece of Bread by, as if Jesus had prepard it only for himself, who then bid them reach out some of the Filh they had caught.
Peter then return'd to the Vellel to help them draw up their Net, which was filled with 153 large Fishes, and yet was not in the least broke. The Disciples having told out their Fishes, Jesus invited them to partake of the Fish he had already broild; nor durst any of them ask him who he was, being well affur'd he must be Jefus, tho his Countenance was a little alter'd. But he taking up the Bread, break it, and divided it among them, as he also did the Fith. In. this manner Jesus appear'd a third time to several of his Difciples after his Refurrection.
After their Repast, Jefus ask'd Peter, whether he lcv'd him more than the rest of bis Disciples." Peter told him, he had a sincere Love for him, and that he muit needs know it. Then_faid Jcfus, Feed my Lambs, whom I will commit to thy
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, Son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he said unto him che third time, Lovest thou me? and he said unto him, Lord, thou knoweft all things, thou knowelt that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
18 Verily verily I say unto thee, when thou wast young, thou girdedst thy felf, and walkedit whither thou wouldest: buc when thou shalt be old, thou Thalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
19 This fpake he, fignifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he faith unto him, Follow
care. Jesus ask'd him a second time the fame Question, and having received the fame answer from Peter, he repeated the same words, Feed my Sheep. Having ask'd again a third time the same Question, Peter grieving to be so often interrogated concerning the same thing, of which he thought Jefus could not be ignorant, replied, that lmce nothing was hid from him, it was impollible but he must know how much he lov'd him. Fefus faid a third time to him, Feed my Sleep; that by thrice repeating the fame Question, and thrice receiving this public Testimony from him of his Love for his Maiter, he might atone for his former Denial of him thrice fucceflively ; and by having so great Authority openly cunferd upon bim, he might have a folemn assurance that Jesus had forgiven him. He then told him, that while he continued in his Youth and l'igor he should gird himself, and.gó whither he pleas’d; but in his declining Age he should stretch out bis Hands, be bound, and led whither he would by no means desire to go. In which Words
felus signified by what sort of Death' Peter should confirm the truth of the Gofpel; then itepping forward, he bid Peter follow him, by which figu also he intimated to him that his Death Niould be like to that of his Master.
CH A P. XXI. 20 Then Peter curning 4bour, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved, following ; which also leaned on his breast at 1upper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
21 Peter seeing him, faith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he carry all I come, what is that có chee? Follow thou me.
23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, thac chat disciple should not die : yet Jesus said not unco him, He shall not die ; but, If I will that he carry till I come, what is that to thee?
24 This is the disciple which teftificth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is.
true. into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw. him, they worshipped him: but some doubceda
Peter immediatly followed, as he was bid : but looking behind him, he fai John coming allo ; whereupon he ask'd him whether that Disciple also was to g? along with them.' Fesus answer'd, if I will have John tarry till I come, what is that to thee? at present, do thou follow me. Now this faying of Jesus being but in part understood by the Disciples, there was a rumor spread abroad that we're should never die. However Filus did not say he should be exempted from the general Necessity of dying, but only those words which we just now mention'd This is the same Apostle who has recorded this saying, as also many other Discourfes of Jesus, together with forne of the most remarkable Passages of his Life ; nos is there any doubt of the truth of his History, as having bin all along a Man of unspotted Integrity.
Afterwards, the eleven Apostles went to a certain Mountain in Galilee, where Fofus had appointed to meet them. At his approach they all bow'd down and worship'd bim, not excepting him who before had doubted of his Resurrection.
Jesus then coming nearer to them, thus bespake them : I have now receiv'd Power from my Father to do whatever I please both in Heaven and on Earth ; and you I. fend as my Messengers throout the World to gain Disciples over to my Doctrin, whom you are to admit into my Church by the Rite of Baptism, so that here. after they may be, and also be efteem'd, the Disciples, not only of my Father, who under the old Covenant reveal'd his Will to the Jews; but of the Son allo, whose Doctrin you are to spread among all Nations; and likewise of the Holy Ghost, whom I will send to you, and by whole Assistance you shall teach others what you have learn'd from me, without any danger of falling into Error. For you shall make a tender of the fame Gospel-Terms to all Men which you have received from me, and I for my part will be present with you, and all that shall receive my Gospel, until the consummation of all things.
After this Jesus appear'd again to so0 Disciples at once, who all reported what they had seen during the time they surviv'd his Resurrection.
Afterwards he was seen by James also, who was calld the Brother of our Lord, and was the fast Bishop of the Church at Jerusalem ; afterwards he frequently