Bible: John 21:14-24
21:15 Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, 1 do you love me more than these do?” 2 He replied, 3 “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” 4 Jesus 5 told him, “Feed my lambs.” 21:16 Jesus 6 said 7 a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He replied, 8 “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” Jesus 9 told him, “Shepherd my sheep.” 21:17 Jesus 10 said 11 a third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed 12 that Jesus 13 asked 14 him a third time, “Do you love me?” and said, 15 “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus 16 replied, 17 “Feed my sheep. 21:18 I tell you the solemn truth, 18 when you were young, you tied your clothes around you 19 and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie you up 20 and bring you where you do not want to go.” 21:19 (Now Jesus 21 said this to indicate clearly by what kind of death Peter 22 was going to glorify God.) 23 After he said this, Jesus told Peter, 24 “Follow me.”
Peter and the Disciple Jesus Loved
21:20 Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. 25 (This was the disciple 26 who had leaned back against Jesus’ 27 chest at the meal and asked, 28 “Lord, who is the one who is going to betray you?”) 29 21:21 So when Peter saw him, 30 he asked Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” 21:22 Jesus replied, 31 “If I want him to live 32 until I come back, 33 what concern is that of yours? You follow me!” 21:23 So the saying circulated 34 among the brothers and sisters 35 that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but rather, “If I want him to live 36 until I come back, 37 what concern is that of yours?”
A Final Note
21:24 This is the disciple who testifies about these things and has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.