New International Version
When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord, what about him?"
King James Bible
Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
Darby Bible Translation
Peter, seeing him, says to Jesus, Lord, and what [of] this [man]?
World English Bible
Peter seeing him, said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?"
Young's Literal Translation
Peter having seen this one, saith to Jesus, 'Lord, and what of this one?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Should glorify God - Ancient writers state that, about thirty-four years after this, Peter was crucified; and that he deemed it so glorious a thing to die for Christ that he begged to be crucified with his head downwards, not considering himself worthy to die in the same posture in which his Lord did. So Eusebius, Prudentius, Chrysostom, and Augustin. See Calmet.
Follow me - Whether our Lord meant by these words that Peter was to walk with him a little way for a private interview, or whether he meant that he was to imitate his example, or be conformed to him in the manner of his death, is very uncertain.
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LibraryNovember 20. "The Disciple whom Jesus Loved Leaned on his Breast" (John xxi. 20).
"The disciple whom Jesus loved leaned on His breast" (John xxi. 20). An American gentleman once visited the saintly Albert Bengel. He was very desirous to hear him pray. So one night he lingered at his door, hoping to overhear his closing devotions. The rooms were adjoining and the doors ajar. The good man finished his studies, closed his books, knelt down for a moment and simply said: "Dear Lord Jesus, things are still the same between us," and then sweetly fell asleep. So close was his communion …
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Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is going to betray you?")
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me."
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