ImmerseMessiah NLT - Flipbook - Page 449
“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”
“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.
A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord,
you know everything. You know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.
“I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you
liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But
when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress
you and take you where you don’t want to go.” Jesus said this to let him
know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him,
Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved—the
one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, “Lord, who
will betray you?” Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?”
Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to
you? As for you, follow me.” So the rumor spread among the community
of believers that this disciple wouldn’t die. But that isn’t what Jesus said at
all. He only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that
This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them
here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.
Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.