Some time ago, I made a surprising discovery in the Greek text of John's Gospel.
In its final chapter, Jesus says to Peter:
"Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go.”
(This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, “Follow me” [John 21:18-19].
The surprising thing is in the parenthetical remark by John: "This he [Jesus] said to show by what death he [Peter] was to glorify God."
Standard English translations render the final verbal phrase in the past tense ("was to...READ MORE