Bring the fish! (Jn 21:10-21:10)

“Jesus said to them.

‘Bring some of the fish

That you have just caught.’”

λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς Ἐνέγκατε ἀπὸ τῶν ὀψαρίων ὧν ἐπιάσατε νῦν.

John indicated that Jesus (ὁ Ἰησοῦς) said to them (λέγει αὐτοῖς) to bring (Ἐνέγκατε) some of the fish (ἀπὸ τῶν ὀψαρίων) that they just caught (ὧν ἐπιάσατε νῦν).  John was the only Greek biblical writer to use this word ὀψαρίων that means fish or little fish.  John was also the only canonical gospel writer who used this term ἐπιάσατε that means to lay hold of, to take, apprehend, catch, or arrest.  This seems like a simple practical matter.  They, the seven disciples of Jesus, were to bring some of the fresh fish that they just caught.  Then they could cook them and thus eat them.  Have you ever eaten fish just after you caught them?

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