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

  • Ray321
    John 21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. One day we will have a glorified body like Jesus and be also able to eat fish.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 21:15 SO WHEN THEY HAD DINED JESUS SAITH TO SIMON PETER SIMON SON OF JONAS --- LOVEST THOU ME MORE THAN THESE --- HE SAITH UNTO HIM YES LORD THOU KNOWEST THAT I LOVE THEE --- HE SAITH UNTO HIM FEED MY LAMBS ***** JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME --- KEEP MY --- COMMANDMENTS*****JOHN 6:55 FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND MY BLOOD IS DRINK INDEED
  • Wayne
    Didn't have anything to do with Peter being naked, as is being discussed.
  • Irene123
    Hi Wayne; what is your understanding of Deut.22:5? and no, I'm not going to 'come back at you' - whatever you say; I'm just interested
  • Wayne
    Stacey, it says he was naked and he put his clothes in before going ashore. Not room for a big theological reasoning or interpretation there. He just put on his clothes.Simple wording.
  • Wayne
    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt. 6:33.

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