23 Jesus replied to him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify about what is wrong! But if I have spoken[a] correctly, why do you strike me?” 24 Then Annas sent him, tied up, to Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter Denies Jesus the Second and Third Times

25 Now Simon Peter was standing there and warming himself. So they said to him, “You are not also one of his disciples, are you?”[b] He denied it[c] and said, “I am not!”

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  1. John 18:23 The phrase “I have spoken” is an implied repetition of the earlier phrase in this verse
  2. John 18:25 *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here, indicated in the translation by the phrase “are you
  3. John 18:25 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation

23 “If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?”(A) 24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas(B) the high priest.

Peter’s Second and Third Denials(C)

25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself.(D) So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”

He denied it, saying, “I am not.”(E)

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