John 13:37
Good News Translation
"Lord, why can't I follow you now?" asked Peter. "I am ready to die for you!"

Contemporary English Version
Peter asked, "Lord, why can't I go with you now? I would die for you!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Peter saith to him: Why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Peter saith to him: Why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.

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John 21:15 When therefore they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

Matthew 26:31-35 Then Jesus saith to them: All you shall be scandalized in me this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd: and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed. . . .

Mark 14:27-31 And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed. . . .

Luke 22:31-34 And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. . . .

Acts 20:24 But I fear none of these things, neither do I count my life more precious than myself, so that I may consummate my course and the ministry of the word which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered and said: What do you mean, weeping and afflicting my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but to die also in Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus.

Context
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
36Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered: Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now: but thou shalt follow hereafter. 37Peter saith to him: Why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee. 38Jesus answered him: Wilt thou lay down thy life for me? Amen, amen, I say to thee, the cock shall not crow, till thou deny me thrice.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:33
And Peter answering, said to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized.

Matthew 26:35
Peter saith to him: Yea, though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner said all the disciples.

Mark 14:29
But Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I.

Luke 22:33
Who said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison and to death.

John 21:15
When therefore they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

Additional Translations
“Lord,” said Peter, “why can’t I follow You now? I will lay down my life for You.”

Peter says to Him, "Lord, why am I not able to follow You presently? I will lay down my life for You."

Peter said to him, Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life for your sake.

Peter saith unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down my life for thee.

Peter says to him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.

Peter saith unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down my life for thee.

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

"Master," asked Peter again, "why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life on your behalf.

Peter said to him, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."

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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