Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial(A)

27 “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written:

“‘I will strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep will be scattered.’[a](B)

28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”(C)

29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.”

30 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “today—yes, tonight—before the rooster crows twice[b] you yourself will disown me three times.”(D)

31 But Peter insisted emphatically, “Even if I have to die with you,(E) I will never disown you.” And all the others said the same.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 14:27 Zech. 13:7
  2. Mark 14:30 Some early manuscripts do not have twice.