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John 13:37

    John 13:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Peter said to him, Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life for your sake.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Peter saith unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down my life for thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Peter said to him, Why may I not come with you even now? I will give up my life for you.

    Webster's Revision

    Peter saith unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down my life for thee.

    World English Bible

    Peter said to him, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Peter saith unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down my life for thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 13:37

    Why cannot I follow thee now? - Peter probably thought that our Lord intended to go some long journey, which would necessarily subject him to many inconveniences and fatigue; and he felt quite disposed to follow him in this supposed journey, at all hazards. He saw no reason, because he did not see our Lord's meaning, why he could not follow him now.

    I will lay down my life for thy sake - Poor Peter! thou wast sincere, but thou didst not know thy own strength. Thou wast at this time willing to die, but when the time cams wast not able. Christ must first die for Peter, before Peter can die for him. Let no man think he can do any thing good, without the immediate assistance of God. Peter's denial should be an eternal warning to all self-confident persons: though there be sincerity and good will at the bottom, yet in the trial these cannot perform that office which belongs to the power of God. We should will, and then look to God for power to execute: without him we can do nothing.