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Peter’s First Denial(A)
15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest,(B) he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard,(C) 16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.
17 “You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter.
He replied, “I am not.”(D)
The High Priest Questions Jesus(G)
19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues(H) or at the temple,(I) where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.(J) 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.”
Peter’s Second and Third Denials(O)
25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself.(P) So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”
He denied it, saying, “I am not.”(Q)
26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off,(R) challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?”(S) 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.(T)Read full chapter