John 21:6

“And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and yee shall finde. They cast therfore, and now they were not able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find {a catch.} So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Let down the net on the right side of the boat and you will get some. So they put it in the water and now they were not able to get it up again because of the great number of fish.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, Cast the net at the right side of the ship and ye will find. They cast therefore, and they could no longer draw it, from the multitude of fishes.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
- Webster's Bible

Throw the net in on the right hand side, He said, "and you will find fish." So they threw the net in, and now they could scarcely drag it along for the quantity of fish.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." They cast it therefore, and now they weren't able to draw it in for the multitude of fish.
- World English Bible

Putte ye the nett in to the riyt half of the rowing, and ye schulen fynde. And thei puttiden the nett; and thanne thei miyten not drawe it for multitude of fischis.
- Wycliffe Bible

they answered him, `No;' and he said to them, `Cast the net at the right side of the boat, and ye shall find;' they cast, therefore, and no longer were they able to draw it, from the multitude of the fishes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 21:6


21:6 They were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes - This was not only a demonstration of the power of our Lord, but a kind supply for them and their families, and such as might be of service to them, when they waited afterward in Jerusalem. It was likewise an emblem of the great success which should attend them as fishers of men.


Discussion for John 21:6

  • Brenda Dennis for verse 6
    Why would Peter listen to Jesus was it because they had try ever thing else, and nothing has work. And they needed to get fish to feed their family.
  • Nnamdi Kingsley for verse 6
    This is what Jesus Christ has just said to me: he added, "...exploring the knowledge of God's Word." That is the mandate for the ministry to which he has called me. To His name alone be all the glory!

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