Bible: John 21:15-18

Peter’s Restoration

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.”

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