John 21:17

“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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He said vnto him the third time, Simon sonne of Ionas, louest thou mee? Peter was grieued, because hee saide vnto him the third time, Louest thou me? And he said vnto him, Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I loue thee. Iesus sayth vnto him, Feed my sheepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He *said to him the third time, "Simon, {son} of John, do you love Me? Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus *said to him, "Tend My sheep."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, `son' of John, 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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He said to him a third time, Simon, son of John, am I dear to you? Now Peter was troubled in his heart because he put the question a third time, Am I dear to you? And he said to him, Lord, you have knowledge of all things; you see that you are dear to me. Jesus said to him, Then give my sheep food.
- Basic English Bible

He says to him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, art thou attached to me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Art thou attached to me? and said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.
- Darby Bible

He saith to him the third time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he said to him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith to him, Feed my sheep.
- Webster's Bible

A third time Jesus put the question: "Simon, son of John, am I dear to you?" It grieved Peter that Jesus asked him the third time, "Am I dear to you?" "Master," he replied, "you know everything, you can see that you are dear to me." "Then feed my much-loved sheep," said Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
- World English Bible

He seith to him the thridde tyme, Simount of Joon, louest thou me? Petre was heuy, for he seith to hym the thridde tyme, Louest thou me, and he seith to him, Lord, thou knowist alle thingis; thou woost that Y loue thee. Jhesus seith to hym, Fede my scheep.
- Wycliffe Bible

He saith to him the third time, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou dearly love me?' Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, `Dost thou dearly love me?' and he said to him, `Lord, thou hast known all things; thou dost know that I dearly love thee.' Jesus saith to him, `Feed my sheep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 21:17


21:17 Because he said the third time - As if he did not believe him.


Discussion for John 21

  • Malaya Patton
    I love this chapter!
  • BSP
    Verse 25 shows that Jesus did so many other things that aren't even in the Bible record.
  • Foxyrock111
    Christ alone take us home. that by faith in the word of God's grace Christ give us the faith to
    believe.
  • David O
    He that tarries!! please respond
  • Robert Bomar for verse 17
    What Jesus is saying is show my sheep what to do and how to be baptized. Peter is the only one who knew who and what Jesus was and still is. Through Jesus is the only way to the kingdom of God if any man goes any other way they are the same as a thief and robber. The father loveth the son and has given all things to the sons hand what's left to give,nothing because he has all things. I and my father are one now how do you get trinity out of that Jesus has always been. Jesus was equaled to God while on earth when Jesus died
  • Corrine clinton
    Be ready at all times

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