Matthew 26:72
New International Version
He denied it again, with an oath: "I don't know the man!"

New Living Translation
Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. "I don't even know the man," he said.

English Standard Version
And again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man.”

Berean Study Bible
And again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man!”

Berean Literal Bible
And again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man."

New American Standard Bible
And again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man."

King James Bible
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

Christian Standard Bible
And again he denied it with an oath: "I don't know the man!"

Contemporary English Version
Again Peter denied it, and this time he swore, "I don't even know that man!"

Good News Translation
Again Peter denied it and answered, "I swear that I don't know that man!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And again he denied it with an oath, "I don't know the man!"

International Standard Version
Again he denied it and swore with an oath, "I don't know the man!"

NET Bible
He denied it again with an oath, "I do not know the man!"

New Heart English Bible
Again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the man.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Again Peter denied it and swore with an oath, "I don't know the man!"

New American Standard 1977
And again he denied it with an oath, “I do not know the man.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

King James 2000 Bible
And again he denied it with an oath, I do not know the man.

American King James Version
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

American Standard Version
And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man.

Darby Bible Translation
And again he denied with an oath: I do not know the man.

English Revised Version
And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

Weymouth New Testament
Again he denied it with an oath. "I do not know the man," he said.

World English Bible
Again he denied it with an oath, "I don't know the man."

Young's Literal Translation
and again did he deny with an oath -- 'I have not known the man.'
Study Bible
Peter Denies Jesus
71When Peter had gone out to the gateway, another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72And again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man!” 73After a little while, those standing nearby came up to Peter. “Surely you are one of them,” they said, “for your accent gives you away.”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:71
When Peter had gone out to the gateway, another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."

Matthew 26:73
After a little while, those standing nearby came up to Peter. "Surely you are one of them," they said, "for your accent gives you away."

Treasury of Scripture

And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

with.

Matthew 5:34-36
But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: …

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Isaiah 48:1
Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

I do not.

Matthew 26:74
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Luke 22:34
And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

again
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

he denied [it]
ἠρνήσατο (ērnēsato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 720: Perhaps from a and the middle voice of rheo; to contradict, i.e. Disavow, reject, abnegate.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

an oath:
ὅρκου (horkou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3727: An oath. From herkos; a limit, i.e. restraint.

“I do not know
οἶδα (oida)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

man!”
ἄνθρωπον (anthrōpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(72) With an oath.--The downward step once taken, the disciple's fall was fatally rapid. Forgetful of his Lord's command forbidding any use of oaths in common speech (Matthew 5:34), he did not shrink from invoking the divine name, directly or indirectly, to attest his falsehood.

Verse 72. - With an oath. Assailed on all sides, and fearing that his simple word would not be taken, Peter now to one and all makes a curt denial, accompanying it with an oath. He was thoroughly determined not to compromise himself, and to silence all suspicion. This was the second stage of his fall. I do not know the man. I have no knowledge of this Jesus of whom you are speaking. He calls his beloved Master "the man"! 26:69-75 Peter's sin is truly related, for the Scriptures deal faithfully. Bad company leads to sin: those who needlessly thrust themselves into it, may expect to be tempted and insnared, as Peter. They scarcely can come out of such company without guilt or grief, or both. It is a great fault to be shy of Christ; and to dissemble our knowledge of him, when we are called to own him, is, in effect, to deny him. Peter's sin was aggravated; but he fell into the sin by surprise, not as Judas, with design. But conscience should be to us as the crowing of the cock, to put us in mind of the sins we had forgotten. Peter was thus left to fall, to abate his self-confidence, and render him more modest, humble, compassionate, and useful to others. The event has taught believers many things ever since, and if infidels, Pharisees, and hypocrites stumble at it or abuse it, it is at their peril. Little do we know how we should act in very difficult situations, if we were left to ourselves. Let him, therefore, that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall; let us all distrust our own hearts, and rely wholly on the Lord. Peter wept bitterly. Sorrow for sin must not be slight, but great and deep. Peter, who wept so bitterly for denying Christ, never denied him again, but confessed him often in the face of danger. True repentance for any sin will be shown by the contrary grace and duty; that is a sign of our sorrowing not only bitterly, but sincerely.
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