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John 21:8

    John 21:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the other disciples came in the little boat (they were not far from land, only about two hundred cubits off) pulling the net full of fish.

    Webster's Revision

    But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes.

    World English Bible

    But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits away), dragging the net full of fish.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 21:8

    Dragging the net - It is probable that this was that species of fishing in which the net was stretched from the shore out into the sea; the persons who were in the boat, and who shot the net, fetched a compass, and bringing in a hawser, which was attached to the other end of the net, those who were on shore helped them to drag it in. As the net was sunk with weights to the bottom, and the top floated on the water by corks, or pieces of light wood, all the fish that happened to come within the compass of the net were of course dragged to shore. The sovereign power of Christ had in this case miraculously collected the fish to that part where he ordered the disciples to cast the net.

    Barnes' Notes on John 21:8

    Two hundred cubits - About 350 feet, or a little more than 20 rods.