John 13:37
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New American Standard Bible
Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You."

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

Darby Bible Translation
Peter says to him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee 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."

Young's Literal Translation
Peter saith to him, 'Sir, wherefore am I not able to follow thee now? my life for thee I will lay down;'

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July 10 Morning
The disciple is not above his master.--MATT. 10:24. Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord.--If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep your's also.--I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

September 4 Evening
What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.--JOHN 13:7. Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. When I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine.--Whom the Lord
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Glory of the Cross
'Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God he glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him.'--JOHN xiii. 31, 32. There is something very weird and awful in the brief note of time with which the Evangelist sends Judas on his dark errand. 'He ... went immediately out, and it was night.' Into the darkness that dark soul went. That hour was 'the power of darkness,' the very keystone of
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'As I have Loved'
'A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.'--JOHN xiii. 34, 35. Wishes from dying lips are sacred. They sink deep into memories and mould faithful lives. The sense of impending separation had added an unwonted tenderness to our Lord's address, and He had designated His disciples by the fond name of 'little children.' The same sense here gives
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Matthew 26:33
But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away."

Matthew 26:35
Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You." All the disciples said the same thing too.

Mark 14:29
But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away, yet I will not."

Luke 22:33
But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!"

John 21:15
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My lambs."

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