John 21:19

“This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This spake hee, signifying by what death he should glorifie God. And when he had spoken this, he sayth vnto him, Follow me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He *said to him, "Follow Me!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now this he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now this he said, pointing out the sort of death by which he would give God glory. And after saying this, he said to him, Come after me.
- Basic English Bible

But he said this signifying by what death he should glorify God. And having said this, he says to him, Follow me.
- Darby Bible

This he spoke, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith to him, Follow me.
- Webster's Bible

This He said to indicate the kind of death by which that disciple would bring glory to God; and after speaking thus He said to him, "Follow me."
- Weymouth Bible

Now he said this, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. When he had said this, he said to him, "Follow me."
- World English Bible

He seide this thing, signifynge bi what deth he schulde glorifie God. And whanne he hadde seid these thingis, he seith to hym, Sue thou me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this he said, signifying by what death he shall glorify God; and having said this, he saith to him, `Be following me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 21:19


21:19 By what death he should glorify God - It is not only by acting, but chiefly by suffering, that the saints glorify God. Follow me - Showing hereby likewise what death he should die.


People's Bible Notes for John 21:19


Joh 21:19 By what death he should glorify God. These two verses can only be understood as declaring that Peter should die the death of a martyr. John wrote after Peter's death, and may be understood as affirming that he did thus "glorify God". The universal testimony of the ancient Church is that he did thus die. It is asserted that Peter was crucified, a fact that is probable, as he was not a Roman citizen. Follow me. He had once forsaken Christ through fear of death. Now, with a prospect of violent death before him, he is bidden to resume the Master's work and to follow him. He did this, from this time, faithfully.

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