John 21:22
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New International Version
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me."

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me."

English Standard Version
Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you? You follow Me!"

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus says to him, "If I desire him to remain until I come, what is it to you? You follow Me!"

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to him, "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!"

King James Bible
Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"If I want him to remain until I come," Jesus answered, "what is that to you? As for you, follow Me."

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "If it's my will for him to remain until I come back, how does that concern you? You must keep following me!"

NET Bible
Jesus replied, "If I want him to live until I come back, what concern is that of yours? You follow me!"

New Heart English Bible
Jesus said to him, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you? You follow me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “If I want this one to remain until I come to you, what is it to you? You come after me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to Peter, "If I want him to live until I come again, how does that concern you? Follow me!"

New American Standard 1977
Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarry until I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? you follow me.

American King James Version
Jesus said to him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? follow you me.

American Standard Version
Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus saith to him: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee? follow thou me.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus says to him, If I will that he abide until I come, what [is that] to thee? Follow thou me.

English Revised Version
Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus saith to him, If I will that he shall tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me.

Weymouth New Testament
"If I desire him to remain till I come," replied Jesus, "what concern is that of yours? You, yourself, must follow me."

World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you? You follow me."

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus saith to him, 'If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee? be thou following me.' This word, therefore, went forth to the brethren that that disciple doth not die,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:20-24 Sufferings, pains, and death, will appear formidable even to the experienced Christian; but in the hope to glorify God, to leave a sinful world, and to be present with his Lord, he becomes ready to obey the Redeemer's call, and to follow Him through death to glory. It is the will of Christ that his disciples should mind their own duty, and not be curious about future events, either as to themselves or others. Many things we are apt to be anxious about, which are nothing to us. Other people's affairs are nothing to us, to intermeddle in; we must quietly work, and mind our own business. Many curious questions are put about the counsels of God, and the state of the unseen world, as to which we may say, What is this to us? And if we attend to the duty of following Christ, we shall find neither heart nor time to meddle with that which does not belong to us. How little are any unwritten traditions to be relied upon! Let the Scripture be its own interpreter, and explain itself; as it is, in a great measure, its own evidence, and proves itself, for it is light. See the easy setting right such mistakes by the word of Christ. Scripture language is the safest channel for Scripture truth; the words which the Holy Ghost teaches, 1Co 2:13. Those who cannot agree in the same terms of art, and the application of them, may yet agree in the same Scripture terms, and to love one another.
Study Bible
Jesus and the Beloved Apostle
21When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” 22Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you? You follow Me!” 23Because of this, the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple would not die. However, Jesus did not say that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you?”…
Cross References
Matthew 8:22
But Jesus told him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus told His disciples, "If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.

Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

Matthew 16:28
Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."

John 21:19
Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. After He had said this, He told him, "Follow Me."

John 21:21
When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord, what about him?"

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the proper time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

1 Corinthians 11:26
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.

1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, who is our hope, our joy, our crown of boasting, if it is not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?

James 5:7
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer anticipates the precious fruit of the soil as he patiently awaits the fall and spring rains.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? follow you me.

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1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show …

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Revelation 2:25 But that which you have already hold fast till I come.

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