John 18:17
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New International Version
"You aren't one of this man's disciples too, are you?" she asked Peter. He replied, "I am not."

New Living Translation
The woman asked Peter, "You're not one of that man's disciples, are you?" "No," he said, "I am not."

English Standard Version
The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the slave-girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."

King James Bible
Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the slave girl who was the doorkeeper said to Peter, "You aren't one of this man's disciples too, are you?"" I am not!" he said.

International Standard Version
The young woman at the gate asked Peter, "You aren't one of this man's disciples, too, are you?" "I am not," he replied.

NET Bible
The girl who was the doorkeeper said to Peter, "You're not one of this man's disciples too, are you?" He replied, "I am not."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the maiden gatekeeper said to Shimeon, “Are you also one of this man's disciples?” He said to her, “No.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The gatekeeper asked Peter, "Aren't you one of this man's disciples too?" Peter answered, "No, I'm not!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the damsel that kept the door said unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the girl that kept the door unto Peter, Are not you also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not.

American King James Version
Then said the damsel that kept the door to Peter, Are not you also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not.

American Standard Version
The maid therefore that kept the door saith unto Peter, Art thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The maid therefore that was portress, saith to Peter: Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith: I am not.

Darby Bible Translation
The maid therefore, who was porteress, says to Peter, Art thou also of the disciples of this man? He says, I am not.

English Revised Version
The maid therefore that kept the door saith unto Peter, Art thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then saith the damsel that kept the door to Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.

Weymouth New Testament
This led the girl, the portress, to ask Peter, "Are you also one of this man's disciples?" "No, I am not," he replied.

World English Bible
Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, "Are you also one of this man's disciples?" He said, "I am not."

Young's Literal Translation
Then said the maid keeping the door to Peter, 'Art thou also of the disciples of this man?' he saith, 'I am not;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:13-27 Simon Peter denied his Master. The particulars have been noticed in the remarks on the other Gospels. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. The sin of lying is a fruitful sin; one lie needs another to support it, and that another. If a call to expose ourselves to danger be clear, we may hope God will enable us to honour him; if it be not, we may fear that God will leave us to shame ourselves. They said nothing concerning the miracles of Jesus, by which he had done so much good, and which proved his doctrine. Thus the enemies of Christ, whilst they quarrel with his truth, wilfully shut their eyes against it. He appeals to those who heard him. The doctrine of Christ may safely appeal to all that know it, and those who judge in truth bear witness to it. Our resentment of injuries must never be passionate. He reasoned with the man that did him the injury, and so may we.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter,.... She being relieved, either by her father, if porter, or by a fellow servant, had the opportunity of coming into the hall, where Peter was, and was curious to observe him, who he should be, that that person of note should order him to be admitted, when an affair of so much privacy and importance was transacting; and either by Peter's language, or the trouble that appeared in his countenance, or fancying: she had seen him in the temple, or in some part of the city in company With Jesus, addresses him after this manner:

art not thou also one of this man's disciples? She speaks of Christ in the vulgar dialect of the Jews, calling him "this man"; not only esteeming him a mere man, but a worthless man; and knowing he had disciples, challenges him as one of them; when he, all in flight and surprise, not expecting such a question to be put to him, without any further thought, rashly and suddenly

he saith I am not: he never denied that Christ was God or the Son of God, or that he was come in the flesh, or that he was the Messiah and Saviour of sinners; but either that he did not know what the maid said, or the person she spoke of; or, as here, that he was one of his disciples; which was a very great untruth: and many are the aggravations of his fall; which came to pass as soon as ever he was entered almost; and that by the means of a maid, a servant maid, a very inferior one; and at first perhaps they were alone; and the question put to him might not be in a virulent way, nor proceed from malice, but commiseration of him; and yet he had not resolution enough to own himself a disciple of Jesus; which he might have done, and in all likelihood might have gone safe off directly: but he that had so much confidence as to say, though all men deny thee, yet will not I; and had so much courage, as, in the face of a band of soldiers, to draw his sword, and smite one of the high priest's servants, but a few hours before, has not spirit enough in him to own his master before a servant maid!

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. Then saith the damsel that kept the door—"one of the maids of the high priest," says Mark (Mr 14:66). "When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him and said" (Mr 14:67). Luke is more graphic (Lu 22:56)—She "beheld him as he sat by the fire (literally, 'the light'), and earnestly looked on him (fixed her gaze upon him), and said." "His demeanor and timidity, which must have vividly showed themselves, as it so generally happens, leading to the recognition of him" [Olshausen].

Art thou not also one of this man's disciples?—that is, thou as well as "that other disciple," whom she knew to be one, but did not challenge, perceiving that he was a privileged person.

He saith, I am not—"He denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest" (Mt 26:70)—a common form of point blank denial; "I know [supply 'Him'] not, neither understand I what thou sayest" (Mr 14:68); "Woman, I know Him not" (Lu 22:57). This was THE FIRST DENIAL. "And he went out into the porch [thinking, perhaps, to steal away], and the cock crew," (Mr 14:68).

John 18:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter's First Denial
16but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in. 17Then the slave-girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not." 18Now the slaves and the officers were standing there, having made a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were warming themselves; and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself.
Cross References
John 18:16
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.

John 18:25
Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, "You aren't one of his disciples too, are you?" He denied it, saying, "I am not."

Acts 12:13
Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door.
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Then said the damsel that kept the door to Peter, Are not you also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not.

the damsel.

John 18:16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, …

Matthew 26:69,70 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came to him, saying, …

Mark 14:66-68 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there comes one of the maids …

Luke 22:54,56,57 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's …

I am not.

John 18:5,8 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said to them, I am he. …

John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended …

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