Mark 14:71

71 He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”

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Mark 14:71 in Other Translations

KJV
71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
ESV
71 But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know this man of whom you speak."
NLT
71 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know this man you’re talking about!”
MSG
71 Now Peter got really nervous and swore, "I never laid eyes on this man you're talking about."
CSB
71 Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, "I don't know this man you're talking about!"

Mark 14:71 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:71

But he began to curse and to swear
To wish the most dreadful things upon himself, and to swear by the living God;

[saying], I know not this man of whom ye speak:
(See Gill on Matthew 26:74).

Mark 14:71 In-Context

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.”
71 He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”
72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twiceyou will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.

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