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Matthew 26:30–35

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

30 dAnd when they had sung a hymn, ethey went out to fthe Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus said to them, You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will gstrike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ 32 But after I am raised up, hI will go before you to Galilee.” 33 iPeter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.” 34 jJesus said to him, Truly, I tell you, this very night, kbefore the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” 35 lPeter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” And all the disciples said the same.

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Matthew 26:30–35 — The New International Version (NIV)

30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus told them, This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written:

“ ‘I will strike the shepherd,

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”

33 Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.”

34 Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”

35 But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.

Matthew 26:30–35 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Matthew 26:30–35 — New Living Translation (NLT)

30 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 On the way, Jesus told them, Tonight all of you will desert me. For the Scriptures say,

God will strike the Shepherd,

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I have been raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there.”

33 Peter declared, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you.”

34 Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, Peterthis very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.”

35 “No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed the same.

Matthew 26:30–35 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus said to them, All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:

I will strike the Shepherd,

And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”

33 Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble.”

34 Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”

35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!”

And so said all the disciples.

Matthew 26:30–35 — New Century Version (NCV)

30 After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Jesus told his followers, “Tonight you will all stumble in your faith on account of me, because it is written in the Scriptures:

‘I will kill the shepherd,

and the sheep will scatter.’

32 But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”

33 Peter said, “Everyone else may stumble in their faith because of you, but I will not.”

34 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, tonight before the rooster crows you will say three times that you don’t know me.”

35 But Peter said, “I will never say that I don’t know you! I will even die with you!” And all the other followers said the same thing.

Matthew 26:30–35 — American Standard Version (ASV)

30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives.

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended in me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended. 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter saith unto him, Even if I must die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Matthew 26:30–35 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

30 And having sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

31 Then saith Jesus to them, All ye shall be offended in me during this night. For it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after that I shall be risen, I will go before you to Galilee. 33 And Peter answering said to him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended. 34 Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that during this night, before the cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter says to him, If I should needs die with thee, I will in no wise deny thee. Likewise said all the disciples also.

Matthew 26:30–35 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

30 After they sang a hymn, they went to the Mount of Olives. 

31 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will abandon me tonight. Scripture says, 

‘I will strike the shepherd, 

and the sheep in the flock will be scattered.’ 

32 “But after I am brought back to life, I will go to Galilee ahead of you.” 

33 Peter said to him, “Even if everyone else abandons you, I never will.” 

34 Jesus replied to Peter, “I can guarantee this truth: Before a rooster crows tonight, you will say three times that you don’t know me.” 

35 Peter told him, “Even if I have to die with you, I’ll never say that I don’t know you!” All the other disciples said the same thing. 

Matthew 26:30–35 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

30 After singing psalms, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus said to them, Tonight all of you will run away because of Me, for it is written:

I will strike the shepherd,

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.

32 But after I have been resurrected, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”

33 Peter told Him, “Even if everyone runs away because of You, I will never run away!”

34 I assure you,” Jesus said to him, tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times!”

35 “Even if I have to die with You,” Peter told Him, “I will never deny You!” And all the disciples said the same thing.

Matthew 26:30–35 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

30 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus said to them, You will all become deserters because of me this night; for it is written,

I will strike the shepherd,

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 33 Peter said to him, “Though all become deserters because of you, I will never desert you.” 34 Jesus said to him, Truly I tell you, this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” 35 Peter said to him, “Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And so said all the disciples.

Matthew 26:30–35 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

30 And after they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me during this night, for it is written,

‘I will strike the shepherd

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I am raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” 33 But Peter answered and said to him, “If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!” 34 Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that during this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times!” 35 Peter said to him, “Even if it is necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the disciples said the same thing.

Matthew 26:30–35 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

30 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Jesus told them, “This very night you will all turn away because of me. It is written that the Lord said,

“ ‘I will strike the shepherd down.

Then the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”

33 Peter replied, “All the others may turn away because of you. But I never will.”

34 “What I’m about to tell you is true,” Jesus answered. “It will happen this very night. Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don’t know me.”

35 But Peter said, “I may have to die with you. But I will never say I don’t know you.” And all the other disciples said the same thing.

Matthew 26:30–35 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

30 After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus said to them, You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’

32 But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”

33 But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.”

34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”

35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.” All the disciples said the same thing too.


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