Matthew 26:34

“Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus said vnto him, Uerily I say vnto thee, that this might before the cocke crow, thou shalt denie me thrise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this {very} night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you that this night, before the hour of the cock's cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that during this night, before [the] cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
- Darby Bible

Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that this night, before the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.
- Webster's Bible

In solemn truth I tell you, replied Jesus, "that this very night, before the cock crows, you will three times disown me."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "Most certainly I tell you that tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."
- World English Bible

Jhesus seide to him, Treuli Y seie to thee, for in this nyyt bifor the cok crowe, thries thou schalt denye me.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:34


26:34 Before cock crowing thou wilt deny me thrice - That is, before three in the morning, the usual time of cock crowing: although one cock was heard to crow once, after Peter's first denial of his Lord.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:34


Mt 26:34,35 Thou shalt deny me thrice. The first cock crow was about twelve at night. The second about three o'clock. Before this the three-fold denial would occur. Peter and the disciples were sincere, but knew not their own weakness.

Discussion for Matthew 26

  • Irene123
    Knowing what I know now about God's word, the KJV Bible - that it IS God-breathed, inviable, and not the ideas of man about what and who he thinks God is: I would NEVER say there was a 'mistake' in it, of spelling or what is said. I have for myself, proven the inerrancy of God's Word. It all, O.T. and N.T., works together as ONE story - just as God is one, not three.
  • Irene123
    V. 13 - and it is so true: in every reputable Bible this Mary is known to millions past and present.
  • Irene123
    Simon the leper v.6 - we all know at this point that Simon was healed; otherwise he couldn't be living with his family. Nor would the woman with the alabaster box have entered the house. He's called 'the leper to distinguish him from other Simons, i.e. Simon Peter, Simon Cyrene, etc.
  • Bruce
    bewrayeth,old English.
    John 6:44 no man can come to Christ,except The Father draw him---have you felt a tug in your heart? 1John 1:9 Forgiving? Baptized with the Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11. You will know 2nd Corinthians 5:17. A Heavy weight is going. I didn't know I had. Peace is wonderful. Sleep is great. Best thing that ever happened in my life!
  • Donald L Breeden
    Matthew 26:73 betrayeth is misspelled
  • Jacquelyne Booher
    As we observe the things going on in this world we are horrified as each incident surrounds us and we just have to think that we need to be waiting and watching for the imminent return of Christ. after while He will tell us to "go on and take our rest", for there won't be any need to watch. While we are trying to stop the madness, I can only imagine Christ as He must see this bitter cup.

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