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John 13:37 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Peter said unto him, Lord," (legei auto ho Petros kurie) "Peter said to him, Lord," directly and personally, concerning himself. Peter seemed to think Jesus was about to enter some new enterprise that He was not willing to let him in on, and felt discredited, or rejected.

2) "Why cannot I follow thee now?" (dia ti ou dunamai soi akolouthesai arti) ''Why am I not able to follow you yet?" Peter did not know himself as he should, nor the work he was yet to be prepared to do; 1 ) In preaching the message on Pentecost ' 2) In preaching to the Cornelius household; 3) In writing two books of the New Testament, in spite of his continuing carnal, impulsive weaknesses, but the Lord knew all, Isa 55:8-9.

3) "I will lay down my life for thy sake." (ten psuchen mou huper sou theso) "I will lay down my life (will even die) on behalf of you,'' and he meant it. His courage did fail when tested at the trial of Jesus, and he did deny the Lord, any identity with His church, and even curse; But he was great, because like David, he confessed his sins, and arose to go on and serve and die for Jesus, as he asserted he was willing to do, Mat 26:33; Mar 14:29; Luk 22:33.

The other disciples also avowed their fidelity to Him, even including Thomas, Joh 11:16; though they too were carnal, and later denied Him as well, Mat 26:35; Mar 14:31.

Consult other comments:

John 13:37 - The Greek Testament

John 13:37 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:37 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:37 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:37 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:37 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:37 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:37 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:37 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:37 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:37 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:37 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:37 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:37 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 13:37 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:37 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:37 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:37 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:37 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:37 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:37 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:37 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:37 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary