Peter Disowns Jesus
(Peter's Denial of Jesus)
Meanwhile, as Peter sat outside in the courtyard, a young servant-girl of the house said to him, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.” But he denied it before all, saying, “l do not know what you are talking about.” And as ‘Peter was going out to the gateway, another servant-girl saw him and told the bystanders, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” Peter denied it for the second time, swearing, “l do not know that man.” After a little while, those who were standing there approached Peter and said to him, “Of course you are one of the Galileans; your accent gives you away.” Peter began justifying himself with curses and oaths saying, “l do not know the man." Just then a cock crowed. Then, Peter remembered the words of Jesus, “Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.