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Matthew 26:31–35

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Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

26:31–35pp—Mk 14:27–31; Lk 22:31–34

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

“ ‘I will strike the shepherd,

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’c k

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

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.”m

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

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