But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what you say.
Jump to: Alford • Barnes • Bengel • Benson • BI • Calvin • Cambridge • Chrysostom • Clarke • Darby • Ellicott • Expositor's • Exp Dct • Exp Grk • Gaebelein • GSB • Gill • Gray • Haydock • Hastings • Homiletics • ICC • JFB • Kelly • KJT • Lange • MacLaren • MHC • MHCW • Meyer • Parker • PNT • Poole • Pulpit • Sermon • SCO • TTB • VWS • WES • TSK
EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
For the exposition, see on Mr 14:53-72.Mark 14:66,67, only he saith, Peter was beneath in the palace, and warming himself. Luke hath this whole story before what he saith of Christ’s examination and condemnation: Luke 22:56,57, But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. We before left Peter in the high priest’s palace, warming himself by the fire amongst the servants. It is a dangerous thing for Christians to come into places of temptation. A maid comes to him, and charges him to have been with Christ, whom she calls
Jesus of Galilee: so they called Christ sometimes Jesus of Nazareth, the city in Galilee where Christ lived the greatest part of his life.
He denied before them all; so loud that all heard it.
I know not what thou sayest, or, (as Luke saith), I know him not; I neither know him, nor what thou sayest.
saying, I know not what thou sayest: which was a very great falsehood; he knew the sense and import of her words; he denied that which was most true; he had been with him from the beginning, had heard all his discourses, and seen his miracles; he had been with him at particular times, and in particular places, when and where some others of the disciples were not admitted, as at the raising of Jairus's daughter, at the transfiguration in the mount, and in the garden, very lately; and yet, O base ingratitude! now denies that he had been with him; or that he knew what was meant by such an expression. He denied that he was a disciple of Christ, which was his greatest character, and highest glory; and this denial did not arise from any diffidence of his being one, or from a sense of his unworthiness to be one, but from the fear of man, which brought this snare upon him: and the more his weakness is discovered in it, that he should be intimidated by a servant maid into such a denial, who but a few hours before had confidently affirmed, that though he should die with Christ, he would not deny him; and who had so courageously drawn his sword in his master's cause, in the face of a band of soldiers, and a multitude of armed men with swords and staves. This was his first denial; a second follows.But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Matthew 26:70. Ἔμπροσθεν πάντων (see the critical remarks): before all who were present.
οὐκ οἶδα τί λέγεις] evasive denial: so little have I been with Him, that I am at a loss to know what is meant by this imputation of thine.Matthew 26:70. οὐκ οἶδα, etc.: affectation of extreme ignorance. So far from knowing the man I don’t even know what you are talking about. This said before all (ἔμπ. πάντων). First denial, entailing others to follow.Matthew 26:70. Λέγων, saying) In how few words how great a sin may be committed! See ch. Matthew 12:24, and the close of Acts 5:8.Verse 70. - He denied before them all. This was the first batch of accusations and denials. The equivocal denial was made vehemently and openly, so that all around heard it. It does not seem that he would have incurred any danger if he had boldly confessed his discipleship, so that this renunciation was gratuitous and unnecessary. I know not what thou sayest. This is virtually a denial of the allegation made, though in an indirect and evasive form, implying, "I do not know what you are alluding to."
LinksMatthew 26:70 Interlinear
Matthew 26:70 Parallel Texts
Matthew 26:70 NIV
Matthew 26:70 NLT
Matthew 26:70 ESV
Matthew 26:70 NASB
Matthew 26:70 KJV
Matthew 26:70 Bible Apps
Matthew 26:70 Parallel
Matthew 26:70 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 26:70 Chinese Bible
Matthew 26:70 French Bible
Matthew 26:70 German Bible