54 bHaving arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house. cBut Peter followed at a distance. 55 dNow when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with Him.”
57 But he denied 7Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”
58 eAnd after a little while another saw him and said, “You also are of them.”
But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”
Immediately, while he was still speaking, 8the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then hPeter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, i“Before the rooster 9crows, you will deny Me three times.” 62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.
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