John 21:16

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In John 21:16, Jesus asked Simon Peter "Do you love me more than these" and Peter replied 3x that "Yes, Lord; You know that I love you." Why did Jesus asked Peter same question 3x? What kind of love Jesus is asking to Peter?

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1st time (Jn21:15) Jesus used

1st time (Jn21:15) Jesus used agapao [G25], Peter used phileo [G5368].
2nd time (Jn21:16) Jesus used agapao [G25], Peter used phileo [G5368].
3rd time (Jn21:17) Jesus, John and Peter used the same phileo [G5368].




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