John 13:37

37 Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.”

Read John 13:37 Using Other Translations

Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
Peter said to him, "Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
“But why can’t I come now, Lord?” he asked. “I’m ready to die for you.”

What does John 13:37 mean?

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

Peter said unto him
Not understanding Christ's answer, and being dissatisfied with it, inquires:

Lord, why cannot I follow thee now?
is the place inaccessible? are the difficulties in the way to it insuperable? the roughness of the road, or the dangers of it, will not discourage me; I am ready to go through the greatest dangers and difficulties, to follow thee: yea,

I will lay down my life for thy sake;
whatever enemies I should meet with in, following thee, would not dismay me; I would readily hazard my life, and cheerfully lay it down in defence of thee.

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