Matthew 26:34
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New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."

King James Bible
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that during this night, before the cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "Most certainly I tell you that tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

This night - This was in the "evening" when this was spoken, after the observance of the Passover, and, we may suppose, near nine o'clock p.m.

Before the cock crow - Mark and Luke add, before the cock crowed twice. The cock is accustomed to crow twice once at midnight, and once in the morning at break of day. The latter was commonly called cock-crowing. See Mark 13:35. This was the time familiarly known as "the cock-crowing," and of this Matthew and John speak, without referring to the other. Mark and Luke speak of the "second" crowing, and mean the same time, so that there is no contradiction between them.

Deny me thrice - That is, as Luke adds, deny that "thou knowest" me. See Matthew 26:74.

Matthew 26:34 Parallel Commentaries

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January 3. "Watch and Pray" (Matt. xxvi. 41).
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Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

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Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind the Things of the Flesh,",
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Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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Cross References
Matthew 26:33
But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away."

Matthew 26:75
And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, "Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly.

Mark 14:30
And Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you, that this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times."

Mark 14:72
Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, "Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times." And he began to weep.

Luke 22:34
And He said, "I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me."

Luke 22:61
The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, "Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times."

John 13:38
Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times.

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