Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the High Priest’s house.
Peter followed at a distance; and when they had kindled a fire in the courtyard and sat down around it, Peter sat among them.
Then a maid, seeing him as he sat in the light, gazed at him and said, “This man also was with him.”
But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.”
And a little later someone else saw him, and said, “You also are one of them.”
But Peter said, “Man, I am not.”
And after an interval of about an hour, still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was among them, for he is a Galilean.”
But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying.”
And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter.
And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.