J O H N.
The evangelist seemed to have concluded his
history with the foregoing chapter; but (as St. Paul sometimes in
his epistles), new matter occurring, he begins again. He had said
that there were many other signs which Jesus did for the proof of
his resurrection. And in this chapter he mentions one of these
many, which was Christ's appearance to some of his disciples at the
sea of Tiberias, in which we have an account, I. How he discovered
himself to them as they were fishing, filled their net, and then
very familiarly came and dined with them upon what they had caught,
ver. 1-14. II. What
discourse he had with Peter after dinner, 1. Concerning himself,
ver. 15-19. 2.
Concerning John, ver.
20-23. III. The solemn conclusion of this gospel,
ver. 24, 25. It is
strange that any should suppose that this chapter was added by some
other hand, when it is expressly said (ver. 24) that the disciple whom Jesus loved
is he which testifieth of these things.