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katapi HOME Peter's Denial of Jesus: Lk.22.54-62  (Mt.26.57-75  Mk.14.53-72  Jn.18.12-18  Jn.18.25-27) | NEB Index | notes
Luke: 22
54 Then they arrested him and led him away. They brought him to the High Priest's house, and Peter followed at a distance. 55 They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat round it, and Peter sat among them. 56 A serving-maid who saw him sitting in the firelight stared at him and said, 'This man was with him too.' 57 But he denied it: 'Woman,' he said, 'I do not know him.' 58 A little later someone else noticed him and said, 'You also are one of them.' 59 But Peter said to him, 'No, I am not.' About an hour passed and another spoke more strongly still: 'Of course this fellow was with him. He must have been; he is a Galilean.' 60 But Peter said, 'Man, I do not know what you are talking about.' At that moment, while he was still speaking, a cock crew; 61 and the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. And Peter remembered the Lord's words, 'Tonight before the cock crows you will disown me three times.'
62 Some manuscripts add: He went outside, and wept bitterly, (as in Matthew 26. 75).

Matthew: 26
57 JESUS WAS LED OFF under arrest to the house of Caiaphas the High Priest, where the lawyers and elders were assembled. 58 Peter followed him at a distance till he came to the High Priest's courtyard, and going in he sat down there among the attendants, meaning to see the end of it all.
59 The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some allegation against Jesus on which a death-sentence could be based; 60 but they failed to find one, though many came forward with false evidence. Finally two men 61 alleged that he had said, 'I can pull down the temple of God, and rebuild it in three days.' 62 At this the High Priest rose and said to him, ' 63 But Jesus kept silence. The High Priest then said, 'By the living God I charge you to tell us: Are you the Messiah, the Son of God ?' 64 Jesus replied, "The words are yours. But I tell you this: from now on, you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of God and coming on the clouds of heaven.' 65 At these words the High Priest tore his robes and exclaimed, 'Blasphemy! Need we call further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. 66 What is your opinion?' 'He is guilty,' they answered; 'he should die.'
67 Then they spat in his face and beat him with their fists; 68 and others said, as they struck him, 'Now, Messiah, if you are a prophet, tell us who hit you.'
69 Meanwhile Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard when a serving-maid accosted him and said, "You were there too with Jesus the Galilean.' 70 Peter denied it in face of them all. 'I do not know what you mean', he said. 71 He then went out to the gateway, where another girl, seeing him, said to the people there, 'This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.' 72 Once again he denied it, saying with an oath, 'I do not know the man.' 73 Shortly afterwards the bystanders came up and said to Peter, 'Surely you are another of them; your accent gives you away!' 74 At this he broke into curses and declared with an oath: 'I do not know the man.' At that moment the cock crew. 75 And Peter remembered how Jesus had said, 'Before the cock crows you will disown me three times.' He went outside, and wept bitterly.
Mark: 14
53 THEN THEY LED JESUS away to the High Priest's house, where the chief priests, elders, and doctors of the law were all assembling. 54 Peter followed him at a distance right into the High Priest's courtyard; and there he remained, sitting among the attendants, warming himself at the fire.
55 The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some evidence against Jesus to warrant a death-sentence, but failed to find any. 56 Many gave false evidence against him, but their statements did not tally. 57 Some stood up and gave this false evidence against him: 58 'We heard him say, "I will throw down this temple, made with human hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands." ' 59 But even on this point their evidence did not agree.
60 Then the High Priest stood up in his place and questioned Jesus: 'Have you no answer to the charges that these witnesses bring against you?' 61 But he kept silence; he made no reply.

Again the High Priest questioned him: 'Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?' 62 Jesus said, 'I am; and you will see the Son of Man seated on the right hand of God and coming with the clouds of heaven.' 63 Then the High Priest tore his robes and said, 'Need we call further witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy. What is your opinion?' Their judgement was unanimous: that he was guilty and should be put to death.
65 Some began to spit on him, blindfolded him, and struck him with their fists, crying out, 'Prophesy!' And the High Priest's men set upon him with blows.
66 Meanwhile Peter was still in the courtyard down-stairs. One of the High Priest's serving-maids came by and saw him there warming himself. 67 She looked into his face and said, 'You were there too, with this man from Nazareth, this Jesus.' 68 But he denied it: 'I know nothing,' he said; 'I do not understand what you mean.' 69 Then he went outside into the porch; and the maid saw him there again and began to say to the bystanders, 'He is one of them'; 70 and again he denied it.

Again, a little later, the bystanders said to Peter, 'Surely you are one of them. You must be; you are a Galilean.' 71 At this he broke out into curses, and with an oath he said, 'I do not know this man you speak of.' 72 Then the cock crew a second time; and Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, 'Before the cock crows twice you will disown me three times.' And he burst into tears.

John: 18
15 Jesus was followed by Simon Peter and another disciple. This disciple, who was acquainted with the High Priest, went with Jesus into the High Priest's courtyard, 16 but Peter halted at the door outside. So the other disciple, the High Priest's acquaintance, went out again and spoke to the woman at the door, and brought Peter in. 17 The maid on duty at the door said to Peter, 'Are you another of this man's disciples?' 'I am not', he said. 18 The servants and the police had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and were standing round it warming themselves. And Peter too was standing with them, sharing the warmth.
John: 18
25 Meanwhile Peter stood warming himself. The others asked, 'Are you another of his disciples?' But he denied it: 'I am not', he said. 26 One of the High Priest's servants, a relation of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, insisted, 'Did I not see you with him in the garden?' 27 Peter denied again; and just then a cock crew.

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