Peter’s Denials

66 (A)And while Peter was below in (B)the courtyard, one of the slave women of the high priest *came, 67 and seeing Peter (C)warming himself, she looked at him and *said, “You were with Jesus the (D)Nazarene as well.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he (E)went out onto the [a]porch.[b] 69 The slave woman saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them!” 70 But again (F)he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, “You really are one of them, (G)for you are a Galilean as well.” 71 But he began to [c]curse himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak!” 72 And immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before (H)a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And [d]he hurried on and began to weep.

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  1. Mark 14:68 Or forecourt, gateway
  2. Mark 14:68 Later mss add and a rooster crowed
  3. Mark 14:71 Lit put himself under a curse
  4. Mark 14:72 Or after thinking of this, he began