Matthew 26:74
New International Version
Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed.

New Living Translation
Peter swore, "A curse on me if I'm lying--I don't know the man!" And immediately the rooster crowed.

English Standard Version
Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately the rooster crowed.

Berean Study Bible
At that, he began to curse and swear to them, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a rooster crowed.

Berean Literal Bible
Then he began to curse and to swear, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.

New American Standard Bible
Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.

King James Bible
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed,

Contemporary English Version
Peter began to curse and swear, "I don't know that man!" Right then a rooster crowed,

Good News Translation
Then Peter said, "I swear that I am telling the truth! May God punish me if I am not! I do not know that man!" Just then a rooster crowed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed,

International Standard Version
Then he began to curse violently. "I don't know the man!" he swore solemnly. Just then a rooster crowed.

NET Bible
At that he began to curse, and he swore with an oath, "I do not know the man!" At that moment a rooster crowed.

New Heart English Bible
Then he began to curse and to swear, "I do not know the man." Immediately the rooster crowed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he began to curse and to swear, “I do not know the man”, and at that moment, a cock crowed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter began to curse and swear with an oath, "I don't know the man!" Just then a rooster crowed.

New American Standard 1977
Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a cock crowed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately a cock crew.

King James 2000 Bible
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crowed.

American King James Version
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

American Standard Version
Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And straightway the cock crew.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately [the] cock crew.

English Revised Version
Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And straightway the cock crew.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crowed.

Weymouth New Testament
Then with curses and oaths he declared, "I do not know the man." Immediately a cock crowed,

World English Bible
Then he began to curse and to swear, "I don't know the man!" Immediately the rooster crowed.

Young's Literal Translation
Then began he to anathematise, and to swear -- 'I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Peter Denies Jesus
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.” 74At that, he began to curse and swear to them, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a rooster crowed. 75Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:34
"Truly I tell you," Jesus declared, "this very night before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."

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."

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

John 18:27
Peter denied it once more, and immediately a rooster crowed.

Treasury of Scripture

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

began.

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Judges 17:2 And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that …

Judges 21:18 However, we may not give them wives of our daughters: for the children …

1 Samuel 14:24-28 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured …

Mark 14:71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of …

Acts 23:12-14 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound …

Romans 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, …

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

saying.

Matthew 10:28,32,33 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul…

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

And.

Mark 14:30,68,72 And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, That this day, even in …

Luke 22:60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what you say. And immediately, while …

John 18:27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.







Lexicon
At that,
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

he began
ἤρξατο (ērxato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

to curse
καταθεματίζειν (katathematizein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2653: To curse, devote to destruction. From kata and anathematizo; to imprecate.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

swear [to them],
ὀμνύειν (omnyein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3660: A prolonged form of a primary, but obsolete omo, for which another prolonged form omoo is used in certain tenses; to swear, i.e. Take oath.

“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.

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

immediately
εὐθέως (eutheōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

a rooster
ἀλέκτωρ (alektōr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 220: A cock, rooster. From aleko; a cock or male fowl.

crowed.
ἐφώνησεν (ephōnēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5455: From phone; to emit a sound; by implication, to address in words or by name, also in imitation.
(74) To curse and to swear.--We may infer from the two words that he used some common formula of execration, such as, e.g., "God do so to me and more also" (1Kings 19:2; 1Kings 20:10), as well as the oath-formula, "By Heaven," or "By the Temple."

Immediately the cock crew.--St. Mark alone records the first cock-crow. The Greek has no article; "a cock crew." We find from Mark 13:35 that "cock-crowing" had become a familiar phrase, as with us, for the earliest hour of dawn.

Verse 74. - To curse and to swear. Peter fortifies this, his third denial, by imprecating curses on himself (καταθεματίζειν) if he spake not the truth, and again (ver. 72) confirming his assertion by a solemn oath. There is a certain gradation in his denials: he first simply asserts; he then asserts with an oath; lastly, he adds curses to his oath. "One temptation unresisted seldom fails to be followed by another; a second and greater infidelity is the punishment of the first, and often the cause of a third. Peter joins perjury to infidelity. Deplorable progress of infidelity and blindness in an apostle in so short a time, only out of fear of some under servants, and in respect of a Master whom he had acknowledged very God. He might possibly have proceeded even as far as Judas, had God left him any longer to himself" (Quesnel). Immediately the cock crew. This was the second crowing (Mark 14:72); the first had been heard at the first denial (Mark 14:68). 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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