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John 21:21

    John 21:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Seeing him, Peter said to Jesus, What about this man?

    Webster's Revision

    Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

    World English Bible

    Peter seeing him, said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

    Barnes' Notes on John 21:21

    What shall this man do? - This question probably means, "What death shall he die?" But it is impossible to ascertain certainly why Peter asked this question. John was a favorite disciple, and perhaps Peter suspected that he would have a happier lot, and not be put to death in this manner. Peter was grieved at the question of Jesus; he was probably deeply affected with the account of his own approaching sufferings; and, with perhaps a mixture of grief and envy, he asked what would be his lot. But it is possible, also, that it was from kindness to John - a deep solicitude about him, and a wish that he might not die in the same manner as one who had denied his Lord. Whatever the motive was, it was a curiosity which the Lord Jesus did not choose to gratify.