John 21:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 21:21

Peter seeing him, saith to Iesus, Lord, and what shall this man doe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Peter seeing him *said to Jesus, "Lord, and what about this man?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seeing him, Peter said to Jesus, What about this man?
- Basic English Bible

Peter, seeing him, says to Jesus, Lord, and what [of] this [man]?
- Darby Bible

Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
- Webster's Bible

On seeing him, Peter asked Jesus, "And, Master, what about him?"
- Weymouth Bible

Peter seeing him, said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?"
- World English Bible

Therfor whanne Petre hadde seyn this, he seith to Jhesu, Lord, but what this?
- Wycliffe Bible

Peter having seen this one, saith to Jesus, `Lord, and what of this one?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 21:21

Wesley's Notes for John 21:21

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.

21:20 Peter turning - As he was walking after Christ. Seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following him - There is a peculiar spirit and tenderness in this plain passage. Christ orders St. Peter to follow him in token of his readiness to be crucified in his cause. St. John stays not for the call; he rises and follows him too; but says not one word of his own love or zeal. He chose that the action only should speak this; and even when he records the circumstance, he tells us not what that action meant, but with great simplicity relates the fact only. If here and there a generous heart sees and emulates it, be it so; but he is not solicitous that men should admire it. It was addressed to his beloved Master, and it was enough that he understood it.

21:22 If I will that he tarry - Without dying, till I come - To judgment. Certainly he did tarry, till Christ came to destroy Jerusalem. And who can tell, when or how he died? What is that to thee? - Who art to follow me long before.

21:23 The brethren - That is, the Christians. Our Lord himself taught them that appellation, #John 20:17|. Yet Jesus did not say to him, that he should not die - Not expressly. And St. John himself, at the time of writing his Gospel, seems not to have known clearly, whether he should die or not.

Discussion for John 21:21

  • Emmanuel on John 21:21
    It is referring to Judas! he did not immediately committed suicide. Christ knows all thing. Judas was still alive at that time of this verse. it was after 8 days(jn20:26) Christ was concerned with life not death because satan entered judas and hebrews chpt 2 states satan is death.


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