Matthew 26:74

“Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then beganne hee to curse and to sweare, saying, I know not the man. And immediatly the cocke crew.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know the man! And immediately a rooster crowed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And straightway the cock crew.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then with curses and oaths he said, I have no knowledge of the man. And straight away there came the cry of a cock.
- Basic English Bible

Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately [the] cock crew.
- Darby Bible

Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crowed.
- Webster's Bible

Then with curses and oaths he declared, "I do not know the man." Immediately a cock crowed,
- Weymouth Bible

Then he began to curse and to swear, "I don't know the man!" Immediately the rooster crowed.
- World English Bible

Thanne he bigan to warie and to swere, that he knewe not the man. And anoon the cok crewe.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then began he to anathematise, and to swear -- `I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:74


26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear - Having now quite lost the reins, the government of himself.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:74


Mt 26:74 Began he to curse and to swear. Peter's "third" denial. He not only, with an oath, repeats what he had said in the second, but he affirms it with imprecations of divine wrath on himself if he spoke not the truth. The gradations of guilt in the denials of Peter: (1) ambiguous evasion; (2) distinct denial with a false oath; (3) awful abjuration with solemn imprecations on himself. Immediately the cock crew. This was at the opening of the fourth or morning watch, at about three o'clock. The cock often crows about midnight, or not long after; and again always about the third hour after midnight, or three o'clock. This shows that the second trial of Jesus took place before the dawn.

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