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.

31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked(A) to sift all of you as wheat.(B) 32 But I have prayed for you,(C) Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”(D)

33 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”(E)

34 Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”

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