Peter Denies Jesus

Found in Matthew 26:57-58,69-75; Mark 14:53-54,66-72; Luke 22:55-62 and John 18:13-18,24-27

John 18:13-14 

They led Jesus away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he, who had given counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. (John11:49-51)

John 18:24 

Now Annas had sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

John 18:15-16,18 

Simon Peter followed Jesus (Luke adds “afar off”), and so did another disciple: that disciple was known to the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door outside. Then that other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. And the servants and officers, who had made a fire of coals (Luke adds “in the midst of the hall”, Mark adds “beneath the palace”) stood there; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself. 

Luke 22:55 “they…were set down together, Peter sat down among them.” The group must have stood some and sat some as time passed.

Mark 14:66-67 

As Peter was beneath in the palace (Matthew adds “sitting outside in the court”), there came one of the maids of the high priest (John tells us it was “the damsel who kept the door”). And when she saw Peter warming himself, she (Luke adds “earnestly”) looked upon him, and said, And you also were with Jesus of Nazareth. (Matthew says “Jesus of Galilee”)

Luke 22:57 

And Peter denied him (before them all – Matthew), saying, Woman, I know him not. (And he went out into the porch; and the cock crowed – Mark)

Matthew 26:71-72 

And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said to them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again Peter denied with an oath, I do not know the man. 

Luke 22:59-65 

And about the space of one hour after, another (John tells us this was “one of the servants of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off”) confidently affirmed, saying Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean (for your speech betrays you – Matthew). And Peter (began to curse and to swear saying – Mark) Man, I do not know what you say. (I do not know this man of whom you speak. – Mark) And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crowed (the second time – Mark). And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, Before the cock crows (twice – Mark), you shall deny me three times. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.


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