Peter Denies His Lord Three Times
Interwoven Gospels

And Simon Peter followed Jesus afar off; also another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; but Peter stood at the door on the outside. So the other disciple, the one known to the high priest, went out and spake to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter into the court of the high priest. Now the servants and officers, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold, were standing and warming themselves; and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. Now after they had kindled fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Simon Peter sat in the midst of the officers to see the end.

And as Peter was below in the court, there cometh one of the maid-servants of the high priest, that kept the door, and seeing Peter warming himself, came to him, saying, "Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean: art thou not also one of His disciples?" And looking intently on him, she said, "This man also was with the Nazarene, Jesus." They said, therefore, to him, "Art thou also one of His disciples?" But he denied before them all, saying, "I am not. Woman, I do not know Him. I neither know nor understand what thou sayest." And he went out into the porch, and a cock crew.

And when he had gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and saith to those that were there, "This man also was with Jesus the Nazarene." The other maid also seeing him, began again to say to those standing near, "This is one of them." And after a little while, another (a man) looking at him, said, "Thou also art one of them." But Peter denied it again with an oath, and said, "Man, I am not. I do not know the Man."

Now after a short time, about one hour, another man confidently affirmed, saying, "Of a truth this man also was with Him; for he also is a Galilean." But Peter said, "Man, I know not what thou sayest." One of the servants of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, saith, "Did not I see thee in the garden with Him?" And they that stood by came and said to Peter, "Truly thou also art one of them; for thou art a Galilean; for even thy speech maketh thee known." Then he began to curse and to swear, "I know not this Man, of Whom ye speak."

And immediately, while he was yet speaking, a second time a cock crew. At that moment, the Lord turned, and looked at Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that Jesus said to him, "Before a cock crow twice today, thou shalt deny Me three times." And as he thought thereon, he went out and wept bitterly.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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