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 for Matthew 26:34

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 for Matthew 26:34

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 26:34

  • Mary Reid on Matthew 26:34
    What exactly did the guy who denied Jesus that constituted a denial ? What did he say no to ?

    x 3 ?
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 26:34
    Mary, that guy you refer to in Mt 26:34 was Peter, a disciple of Jesus. It happened during the final moments before Jesus would be taken to Pilate & then judged worthy of death on a cross (for no crime that he committed). So Jesus was with all His disciples eating during the Passover & they then joined Him going to Gethsemane to pray. It was here that Jesus looked at Peter & told him that before the morning arrived (at the third crowing of the rooster), he would deny Christ, i.e. denying any knowledge or association with Jesus, because he would love his own life more than the Saviour. Then you can see the fulfilment of Jesus' words to Peter in the same chapter, verses 69-75. Then when Peter heard the cock crow the third time, he realized Jesus' words to him earlier that evening, & he became extremely remorseful for his denial of Jesus Whom he loved.

    If you have questions on this or any passage, do write here, as it's important for you to know what the Bible says, as it contains God's Message to us. And the most important message is that we are all sinners, who probably would have denied Jesus just as Peter did, & that God's Love is extended to us through the giving of His Son to die for our sins & in our stead. Acceptance of this Truth & faith in Jesus means that God then receives us as His Own & will not condemn us for our past sins. May God help you Mary, as you read from His Word.


 

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