15When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, # Other mss read Simon, son of Jonah ; Mt 16:17; Jn 1:42 do you love # Two synonyms are translated love in this conversation: agapao, the first 2 times by Jesus (vv. 15-16); and phileo, the last time by Jesus (v. 17) and all 3 times by Peter (vv. 15-17). Peter’s threefold confession of love for Jesus corresponds to his earlier threefold denial of Jesus; Jn 18:15-18,25-27. Me more than these? ”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.”“Feed # Mt 8:30,33; Mk 5:11,14; Lk 8:32,34; 15:15; Jn 21:17 My lambs,” # Rv 5:6 He told him.

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