Mark 14:68

68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway.[a]

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Mark 14:68 in Other Translations

KJV
68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
ESV
68 But he denied it, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you mean." And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed.
NLT
68 But Peter denied it. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said, and he went out into the entryway. Just then, a rooster crowed.
MSG
68 He denied it: "I don't know what you're talking about." He went out on the porch. A rooster crowed.
CSB
68 But he denied it: "I don't know or understand what you're talking about!" Then he went out to the entryway, and a rooster crowed.

Mark 14:68 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:68

But he denied
That he was with Jesus, or a disciple of his:

saying, I know not; Jesus of Nazareth: neither understand I what thou
sayest;
about him, and of being with him: the last phrase, "neither understand I", is omitted in the Syriac and Persic versions:

and he went out into the porch;
adjoining to the palace, to consider what to do, being surprised and confounded at such a challenge:

and the cock crew;
the first time, being about midnight; and yet he took no notice of it, nor remembered what Christ had but a few hours before said to him: or if he did, he might hope he should not meet with another attack, or he should have more courage and strength than to deny a second time.

Mark 14:68 In-Context

66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by.
67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said.
68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway.
69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.”
70 Again he denied it. After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”

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  • [a]. Some early manuscripts "entryway and the rooster crowed"
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