Then answered Peter and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what shall we have therefore?…
We must not understand this of an hundredfold in specie, but in value. It is —
1. Joy in the Holy Ghost, peace of conscience, the sense of God's love; so as, with the Apostles, they shall rejoice that the)" are thought worthy to suffer for Christ.
2. Contentment. They shall have a contented frame of spirit with the little that is left to them; though they have not so much to drink as they had, yet they shall have less thirst (Philippians 4:11, 12).
3. God will stir up the hearts of others to supply their wants, and that supply shall be sweeter to them than their abundance was.
4. God sometimes repays them in this life, as He restored Job after his trial to greater riches.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?