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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Matthew 26:69–75

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Peter Denies His Lord

69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. m A servant approached him and she said, “You were with Jesus the Galilean too.”

70 But he denied it in front of everyone: “I don’t know what you’re talking about!”

71 When he had gone out to the gateway, another woman saw him and told those who were there, “This man was with Jesus the * Nazarene!” n

72 And again he denied it with an oath, o “I don’t know the man!”

73 After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, “You certainly are one of them, since even your accent p gives you away.”

74 Then he started to curse q and to swear with an oath, “I do not know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed, 75 and Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” r And he went outside and wept bitterly.

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