The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

149. In The Courtyard of Annas; Peter’s Denial

        15Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. As this disciple was known to the high priest, he entered the court of the high priest along with Jesus, 16while Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the maid who kept the door, and brought Peter in.
        18Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves; Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. 17The maid who kept the door said to Peter, “Are not you also one of this man's disciples?”
        He said, “I am not.”
        26One of the servants of the high priest asked, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?” 27Peter again denied it.
        69And the maiden began again to say, “This man is one of them.”
        71But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.”
        59And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted saying, “Certainly this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean.”
        60But Peter said, “I do not know what you are saying.”
        And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed. 61And the Lord turned and looked at Peter.a And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62And he went out and wept bitterly.
        (Jn. 18:15–16, 18, 17, 26–27; Mk. 14:69, 71; Lk. 22:59–62)

a   “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter.”—Perhaps this took place as Jesus was being led from Annas' house to the home of Caiaphas and his “trial” before the Sanhedrin court.

Jn. 18:26  priest asked / priest, a kinsman of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked (RSV)
Mk. 14:69  maiden began / maiden saw him and began (RSV) • say, “This / say to the bystanders, “This (RSV)
Lk. 22:60  said, “I / said, “Man, I (RSV)   (184:2/1980–2)