Luke 22:34

34 Jesus said, "I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day, until you have denied three times that you know me."

Luke 22:34 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:34

And he said
"To him", as all the Oriental versions add; to Peter, as what is said shows; that is, Jesus said to him, as the Syriac and Persic versions express:

I tell thee,
Peter; who knew him, and his heart, better than he did himself, as well as knew what was to come, and what would befall him; and therefore declares it, as he does with the greatest assurance and certainty, and which might be depended on, and accordingly came to pass:

the cock shall not crow this day;
in this night, as in ( Mark 14:30 ) or this night, as in ( Matthew 26:34 ) for it was now night; a natural day includes both night and day; a like way of speaking, see in ( Luke 2:8 Luke 2:11 )

before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me;
as he did, ( Luke 22:57 Luke 22:58 Luke 22:60 ) . (See Gill on Matthew 26:34).

Luke 22:34 In-Context

32 but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."
33 And he said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death!"
34 Jesus said, "I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day, until you have denied three times that you know me."
35 He said to them, "When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?" They said, "No, not a thing."
36 He said to them, "But now, the one who has a purse must take it, and likewise a bag. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one.

Footnotes 1