Matthew 26:35

35 But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.

Read Matthew 26:35 Using Other Translations

Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Peter said to him, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!" And all the disciples said the same.
“No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed the same.

What does Matthew 26:35 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 26:35

Peter saith unto him
Mark says, "he spake the more vehemently", ( Mark 14:31 ) ; his spirits were raised to a greater pitch of resentment, and he expressed himself in stronger terms, and in more peremptory and self-confident language;

though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee:
he seems to have understood Christ, that he should suffer death, and that he would be in great danger himself, and therefore rather than lose his life would deny his master; wherefore he most confidently affirms, that should this be the case, should he be called to suffer death for his sake, or along with him, he would most cheerfully embrace it, rather than be guilty of so dreadful a crime, which he could not look upon but with the utmost detestation and abhorrence, as to deny his dear Lord and Saviour:

likewise also said all the disciples;
that they would never be offended because of him, and would die with him rather than deny him. This they said, being also self-confident and ignorant of their own weakness, and drawn into these expressions through Peter's example; and that partly to show their equal abhorrence of so horrible an iniquity, as denying Jesus; and partly to remove all suspicion from them, lest they should be thought to have less love and zeal for Christ than Peter had.

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