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katapi HOME Peter's Denial of Jesus - Mt.26.69-75  Mk.14.66-72  Lk.22.56-62  Jn.18.15-18  Jn.18.25-27 | NEB Books | notes

Matthew: 26
69Meanwhile Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard when a serving-maid accosted him and said, "You were there too with Jesus the Galilean.' 70Peter denied it in face of them all. 'I do not know what you mean', he said. 71He then went out to the gateway, where another girl, seeing him, said to the people there, 'This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.' 72Once again he denied it, saying with an oath, 'I do not know the man.' 73Shortly afterwards the bystanders came up and said to Peter, 'Surely you are another of them; your accent gives you away!' 74At this he broke into curses and declared with an oath: 'I do not know the man.' At that moment the cock crew. 75And Peter remembered how Jesus had said, 'Before the cock crows you will disown me three times.' He went outside, and wept bitterly.

Mark: 14
66Meanwhile Peter was still below in the courtyard. One of the High Priest's serving-maids came by and saw him there warming himself. 67She looked into his face and said, 'You were there too, with this man from Nazareth, this Jesus.' 68But he denied it: 'I know nothing,' he said; 'I do not understand what you mean.' 69Then he went outside into the porch; [Some witnesses insert: and a cock crew.] and the maid saw him there again and began to say to the bystanders, 'He is one of them'; 70and again he denied it.

Again, a little later, the bystanders said to Peter, 'Surely you are one of them. You must be; you are a Galilean.' 71At this he broke out into curses, and with an oath he said, 'I do not know this man you speak of.' 72Then the cock crew a second time; and Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, 'Before the cock crows twice you will disown me three times.' And he burst into tears.


Luke: 22
56A serving-maid who saw him sitting in the firelight stared at him and said, 'This man was with him too.' 57But he denied it: 'Woman,' he said, 'I do not know him.' 58A little later someone else noticed him and said, 'You also are one of them.' 59But Peter said to him, 'No, I am not.' About an hour passed and another spoke more strongly still: 'Of course this fellow was with him. He must have been; he is a Galilean.' 60But Peter said, 'Man, I do not know what you are talking about.' At that moment, while he was still speaking, a cock crew; 61and the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the Lord's words, 'Tonight before the cock crows you will disown me three times.'
62[Some manuscripts add: He went outside, and wept bitterly, (as in Matthew 26.75).]


John: 18
15Jesus was followed by Simon Peter and another disciple. This disciple, who was acquainted with the High Priest, went with Jesus into the High Priest's courtyard, 16but Peter halted at the door outside. So the other disciple, the High Priest's acquaintance, went out again and spoke to the woman at the door, and brought Peter in. 17The maid on duty at the door said to Peter, 'Are you another of this man's disciples?' 'I am not', he said. 18The servants and the police had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and were standing round it warming themselves. And Peter too was standing with them, sharing the warmth.

John: 18
25Meanwhile Simon Peter stood warming himself. The others asked, 'Are you another of his disciples?' But he denied it: 'I am not', he said. 26One of the High Priest's servants, a relation of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, insisted, 'Did I not see you with him in the garden?' 27Peter denied again; and just then a cock crew.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
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