Jesus before Court

    And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders were assembled. But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
     Now the chief priests and elders. and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; but found none: yea though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, and said, 'This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days'
     And the high priest arose, and said unto him, 'Answereth thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee?'
     But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, 'I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God'.'
     Jesus saith unto him,
"Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.'
    Then the high priest rent his clothes saying, 'He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need we have of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye?' They answered and said, 'He is guilty of death'. Then they did spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, saying.'Prophesy unto us, thou Christ. Who is he that smote thee?
     Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsal came unto him saying.' thou who wast with Jesus of Galilee. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him and said unto them that were there, this fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied with an oath, 'I do not know the man.'
     And after awhile came unto him they that had stood by, and said to Peter, 'Surely thou art one of them: for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
     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.
                         Matthew 26: 57-75

Peter Denies Jesus
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