John 21



This chapter serves as an epilogue to the Gospel of John, narrating a post-resurrection appearance of Jesus to his disciples. It emphasizes Jesus' restoration of Peter and his call to follow, concluding with a reminder of the Gospel's purpose—to inspire belief in Jesus and the promise of eternal life through faith.


  1. Fishing Miracle at the Sea of Tiberias (John 21:1-14): Some of the disciples, including Peter, return to fishing on the Sea of Tiberias (Sea of Galilee). After an unsuccessful night, Jesus appears on the shore, instructing them to cast their net on the right side of the boat. The disciples catch a miraculous abundance of fish, and John recognizes Jesus. Peter swims ashore, and they share a breakfast prepared by Jesus.
  2. Jesus Restores Peter (John 21:15-25): After breakfast, Jesus engages in a conversation with Peter. Three times Jesus asks Peter if he loves him, and three times Peter affirms his love. Jesus instructs Peter to feed his lambs and sheep. Jesus hints at Peter's future death and follows with the famous words, "Follow me."
  3. Epilogue and Closing Remarks (John 21:25): The Gospel concludes with a note that there are many other things Jesus did, not all recorded in the book. The purpose of the Gospel, as stated earlier, is to lead people to believe in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, and to have eternal life through faith in him.