Saturday, August 22, 2015

Question 34 - Alas, the statute was contempt by the cock!

Luke 22:34 NKJV - Then He said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me."
John 13:38 NKJV - Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.”
Mark 14:68-72 NKJV - But he denied it, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you are saying." And he went out on the porch, and a rooster crowed. And the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, "This is one of them." But he denied it again. And a little later those who stood by said to Peter again, "Surely you are one of them; for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it." Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know this Man of whom you speak!" A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times." And when he thought about it, he wept.
                Here, the cock was used for the sake of knowing the time. But, what is the prior motive in this? “He will deny about Jesus three times”.

                It is correct to say before the crowing of the cock, instead of saying before two times crowing of the cock. It is written by four gospel writers without controversy that Peter denies Jesus three times. But, what do we understand? The prior motive in these sentences is to say that the cock crowed immediately after denying the Lord Jesus.

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