71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”

72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”

73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”

74 Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!”

Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”(A) And he went outside and wept bitterly.

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69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.” 70 Again he denied it.(A)

After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”(B)

71 He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”(C)

72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time.[a] Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice[b] you will disown me three times.”(D) And he broke down and wept.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 14:72 Some early manuscripts do not have the second time.
  2. Mark 14:72 Some early manuscripts do not have twice.

58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”

“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.

59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”(A)

60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord(B) turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.”(C) 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.

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