John 21:3

“Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Simon Peter saith vnto them, I goe a fishing. They say vnto him, Wee also goe with thee. They went foorth and entred into a ship immediatly, and that night they caught nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Simon Peter *said to them, "I am going fishing. They *said to him, "We will also come with you." They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that night they took nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Simon Peter said to them, I am going fishing. They said to him, And we will come with you. They went out and got into the boat; but that night they took no fish.
- Basic English Bible

Simon Peter says to them, I go to fish. They say to him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and went on board, and that night took nothing.
- Darby Bible

Simon Peter saith to them, I go a fishing. They say to him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a boat immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
- Webster's Bible

Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." "We will go too," said they. So they set out and went on board their boat; but they caught nothing that night.
- Weymouth Bible

Simon Peter said to them, "I'm going fishing." They told him, "We are also coming with you." They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing.
- World English Bible

Symount Petre seith to hem, Y go to fische. Thei seyn to hym, And we comen with thee. And `thei wenten out, `and wenten in to a boot. And in that niyt thei token no thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

Simon Peter saith to them, `I go away to fish;' they say to him, `We go -- we also -- with thee;' they went forth and entered into the boat immediately, and on that night they caught nothing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for John 21:3


Joh 21:3 Simon Peter saith to them, I go a fishing. His old calling.

Discussion for John 21

  • A disciple
    "The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the Sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed." As we read so much and so often about this kind who so hated the Lord, and opposed Him at every opportunity; and we need to understand what it is that had them so misled, that they couldn't even care if they were God's enemies; for MANY are like this! Pride does not make authority!
  • Irene123
    To Corte on Judas - Matt.27:5
  • Corte
    So what happened to the disciple, which betrayed?
  • Stacey
    Peters nakedness had to do with feeling the need to cover himself in the presence of the Lord because of his sin just like Adam hid himself in the presence of the Lord because his sin showed him that he was naked. Funny how people feel they need to cover their sin in the presence of the Lord but the Lord knows all things and we need to realize just like Peter, Lord you know all things.
  • Irene123
    V. 6 - tells me - we can do nothing in the spiritual realm, i.e. reaching souls for Christ, which is our MAIN purpose in His life that is in us, without Him - Acts2:38 (v. 37, "what must we do?")
  • Irene123
    To Pastor Troy - Why are you a pastor if you don't know the answer to Peter's nakedness.....? Anyway, it could be an allegory to his sin in denying Jesus 3 times; the sin made him naked .....? Just a stab in the dark. Maybe Peter's coat was his attempt to cover his own sin? OR - it could just be that it was summer and the nights were still hot. You sweat a lot in that work.

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