Then Peter denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed. 1
Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a cock began to crow.
Peter then denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed.
Again Peter denied it. And immediately a rooster crowed.
Again, Peter denied it. Just then a rooster crowed.
Then again Peter said, No. And straight away a cock gave its cry.
Again Peter denied it, and at that moment the cock crowed.
Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.
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1 tn It seems most likely that this refers to a real rooster crowing, although a number of scholars have suggested that “cockcrow” is a technical term referring to the trumpet call which ended the third watch of the night (from midnight to 3 a.m.). This would then be a reference to the Roman gallicinium (ἀλεκτοροφωνία, alektorofwnia; the term is used in Mark 13:35 and is found in some
sn No indication is given of Peter’s emotional state at this third denial (as in Matt 26:74 and Mark 14:71) or that he remembered that Jesus had foretold the denials (Matt 26:75, Mark 14:72 and Luke 22:61), or the bitter remorse Peter felt afterward (Matt 26:75, Mark 14:72, and Luke 22:62).