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.
Darby Bible Translation
Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then began he to curse ... - Peter was now irritated beyond endurance. He could no longer resist the evidence that he was known. It had been repeatedly charged on him. His language had betrayed him, and there was a positive witness who had seen him. He felt it necessary, therefore, to be still more decided, and he accordingly added to the sin of denying his Lord the deep aggravation of profane cursing and swearing, affirming what he must have known was false, that he knew not the man. Immediately then the cock crew - that is, the second crowing, or not far from three in the morning.
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"Watch and pray" (Matt. xxvi. 41). We need to watch for prayers as well as for the answers to our prayers. It needs as much wisdom to pray rightly as it does faith to receive the answers to our prayers. We met a friend the other day, who had been in years of darkness because God had failed to answer certain prayers, and the result had been a state bordering on infidelity. A very few moments were sufficient to convince this friend that these prayers had been entirely unauthorized, and that God had …
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Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."
A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away."
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.
Peter then denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed.
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