Matthew 26:75

“And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Peter remembred the words of Iesus, which said vnto him, Before the cocke crow, thou shalt denie mee thrice. And hee went out, and wept bitterly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, "Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the word of Jesus came back to Peter, when he said, Before the hour of the cock's cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me. And he went out, weeping bitterly.
- Basic English Bible

And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who had said [to him], Before [the] cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went forth without, and wept bitterly.
- Darby Bible

And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who said to him, Before the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
- Webster's Bible

and Peter recollected the words of Jesus, how He had said, "Before the cock crows you will three times disown me." And he went out and wept aloud, bitterly.
- Weymouth Bible

Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." He went out and wept bitterly.
- World English Bible

And Petir bithouyte on the word of Jhesu, that he hadde seid, Bifore the cok crowe, thries thou schalt denye me. And he yede out, and wepte bitterli.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, he having said to him -- `Before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me;' and having gone without, he did weep bitterly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:75


Mt 26:75 Peter remembered the word of Jesus. It was at this point that the Lord turned and looked at Peter (Lu 22:61). The hall where Jesus was being tried was probably open toward the court, and Jesus may easily have heard all the denials of Peter. Now he turns and looks at Peter, and brings to his mind what he had few hours before foretold. He went out, and wept bitterly. The look of Christ broke his heart. As the cock crew, his own confident assertions and the word of the Lord, "Before the cock crow twice (before the second cock crowing) thou shalt thrice deny me" rushed upon him (Mt 26:34 Mr 14:30 Lu 22:34). He rushed out into the darkness of the night to weep. Judas sinned, betrayed and sold the Lord from covetousness. Afterward he was sorry, but it was the sorrow of this world that worketh death (2Co 7:10). It was remorse, not repentance, and he went and hanged himself. Peter's repentance was attested (1) by the bitterness of his tears; (2) by his humble submission to his Lord's subsequent rebuke (Joh 21:15-17); (3) by his subsequent courage in confessing Christ in the face of threatening danger (Ac 4:8-12,19). THE ORDER OF EVENTS, after the prayer at Gethsemane, for this night were as follows: After the arrest, and its incidents, (1) Jesus was taken first to the house of Annas, ex-high priest (Joh 18:13). (2) Next, to the palace of Caiaphas, Peter and John following (Joh 18:15). (3) Here was a preliminary examination before Caiaphas (Joh 18:19-24). (4) The trial before the council illegal, because held at night--before three o'clock, the cock-crowing (Mt 26:59-65 Mr 14:55-64). (5) Peter's three denials during the trial (Mt 26:69-75 Mr 14:66-72). (6) After the Sanhedrin had pronounced him guilty it suspends its session till break of day (7) During this interval Jesus is exposed to the insults of his enemies (Mt 26:67-68 Lu 22:63-65). (8) At the dawn of day the Sanhedrin re-assembles (Mt 27:1 Mr 15:1 Lu 22:66). (9) After hearing Christ's confession again, he is formally condemned to death for blasphemy (Lu 22:66-71). (10) He is bound and sent to Pilate (Mr 15:1). ON THE ILLEGAL CONVICTION OF CHRIST, Prof. Greenleaf, a distinguished jurist, says: ``Throughout the whole course of the trial, the rules of the Jewish law of procedure were grossly violated, and the accused was deprived of rights belonging even to the meanest citizen. He was arrested in the night, bound as a malefactor, beaten before his arraignment, and struck in open court during the trial. He was tried on a feast-day, and before sunrise. He was compelled to criminate himself, and this under an oath of solemn judicial adjuration; and he was sentenced on the same day of conviction. In all these particulars the law was wholly disregarded.''

Discussion for Matthew 26

  • Steve morrow
    DIE FOR HIM --- MATTHEW 26:34 JESUS SAID UNTO HIM VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE THAT THIS NIGHT BEFORE THE COCK CROW THOU SHALT DENY ME THRICE --26:35--PETER SAID UNTO HIM THOUGH I SHOULD DIE WITH THEE YET WILL I NOT DENY THEE --- LIKEWISE ALSO SAID ALL THE DISCIPLES --- PROVERBS 16:18 PRIDE GOETH BEFORE DESTRUCTION AND A HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST GRACE UNTO YOU AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANY THING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT JOHN 15:5 ....... FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
  • A disciple
    "Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her." While sitting among the true disciples, and beholding how the righteous and wise really love the Lord; what liars and hypocrites the hater's of the Lord are, with their self righteous indignation! But God honors the poor in spirit!
  • Wayne
    Matt. 16:16-17, Peter answered, thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. My Father has showed this unto you.
  • Wayne
    Gen.1:26,Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness. Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Christ's very own words.
  • 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.

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