John 21:4

“But when the morning was now come, Iesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knewe not that it was Iesus.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
- King James Version

But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now very early in the morning Jesus was there by the edge of the sea (though the disciples were not conscious that it was Jesus).
- Basic English Bible

And early morn already breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; the disciples however did not know that it was Jesus.
- Darby Bible

But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

When, however, day was now dawning, Jesus stood on the beach, though the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus.
- World English Bible

But whanne the morewe was comun, Jhesus stood in the brenke; netheles the disciplis knewen not, that it was Jhesus.
- Wycliffe Bible

And morning being now come, Jesus stood at the shore, yet indeed the disciples did not know that it is Jesus;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 21:4


21:4 They knew not that it was Jesus - Probably their eyes were holden.


People's Bible Notes for John 21:4


Joh 21:4 When the morning was now come. The Revised Version is correct: "When day was now breaking".

Discussion for John 21

  • Obbie Beal
    21, 22 Notice Jesus issued a order specifically to Peter also notice Peter quickly became concern with what was one of the other disciples was going to do. In verse 23 Jesus be specific to Peter also us in 2019. So when GOD gives me or you a specific a order do not as Peter, who became concern with what about them..
  • Obbie Beal
    21, 22 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.
  • Bruce
    Sheep and Lambs are All The Believers, His Elect. Jesus is Telling Simon Peter to Feed His Elect. All Through The Scriptures Believers are Called Sheep or Lambs. Know Ye that The LORD He is God: it is He that hath Made Us and not We Ourselves; We are His People and The Sheep of His Pasture(Psalm100:3)Go Your ways; Behold I Send You Forth as Lambs among Wolves(Luke 10:3) Two Different Languages.
  • Daryl
    John 21:15, 16, 17. v15 Lambs are the Apostles , v16 Sheep are the Jews, v17 Sheep are the Gentiles. v15 see John 20 v21 Christ was sent for our sins, the Apostles are being sent for the establishment of the Church. see Romans 1:16 Jew first then the Gentiles. Every where that Peter went the Holy Spirit was introduced.
  • William
    Interestingly enough, Jesus leaves us with plenty of information for the believer and pursuers to answer the questions of existence for themselves and equally to inquire among themselves.
  • Lucille
    John21:1-14 when God makes something clear let us not doubt or insult Him with demands for further verification

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