131 Peter declares his loyalty, but Jesus predicts denial.

Isaiah 53:12; Zechariah 13:7; Matthew 26:31–35; Mark 14:27–31; Luke 22:28–38; John 13:33–38

What power did Jesus give his disciples (Luke 22:28)?

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What did Jesus mean when he said his disciples would sit as judges of Israel (Luke 22:28)?

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How well did the disciples understand Jesus saying he wouldn’t be with them much longer (John 13:33)?

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What was so unusual about Jesus’ love that it would cause others to recognize his disciples (John 13:34–35)?

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Why did Jesus tell his disciples that they would all leave him, like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 26:31–32)?

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Why didn’t Jesus block Satan’s desire to test Peter like a farmer “sifts the good grain from the chaff” (Luke 22:31)?

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How could Peter be so sure he would never abandon Jesus (Mark 14:29)? Where did he think Jesus was going?

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What did Jesus mean when he said to Peter, “You cannot follow. But you will, later.” (John 13:36)?

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How many of Jesus’ disciples were convinced that they would be loyal, even to prison and death (Luke 22:33)?

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Why did Peter think he could not possibly deny the Lord, let alone three times (Matthew 26:34–35)?

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Before, the disciples took no money or provisions, yet lacked nothing. What changed in this situation, that they needed provisions, including a sword (Luke 22:35–38)?

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My students,” Jesus said, “I cannot be with you much longer. You have stuck with me throughout my trials. I confer power upon you as my Father conferred power upon me so you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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Luke 22:28–30 “You have stuck with me throughout my trials. I confer power upon you as my Father conferred power upon me so you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
John 13:33 “My students,” Jesus said, “I cannot be with you much longer. I must tell you what I told the Jewish leaders: you will look but not find me because you cannot come to where I am going.
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Luke 22:28–30 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

“I must tell you what I told the Jewish leaders: you will look but not find me because you cannot come to where I am going. I give you a new commandment: love one another in the same way that I have loved you. If you love one another, people will know you are my disciples.”

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John 13:33–35 “My students,” Jesus said, “I cannot be with you much longer. I must tell you what I told the Jewish leaders: you will look but not find me because you cannot come to where I am going. I give you a new commandment: love one another in the same way that I have loved you. If you love one another, people will know you are my disciples.”
King James

John 13:33–35 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

“Tonight,” Jesus said, “all of you will leave me, for the scripture says, Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. But after I have risen, I will reach Galilee before you do.

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Zechariah 13:7 “Arise, O sword, against my shepherd, the one who is close to me,” declares the God of the heavenly host. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will care for my little ones.”
Matthew 26:31–32 “Tonight,” Jesus said, “all of you will leave me, for the scripture says, Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. But after I have risen, I will reach Galilee before you do.”
Mark 14:27–28 “Tonight,” Jesus said, “all of you will leave me, for the scripture says, Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. But after I have risen, I will reach Galilee before you do.”
King James

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
Matthew 26:31–32 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
Mark 14:27–28 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

“Simon, listen. Satan has asked to test you as a farmer sifts the good grain from the chaff. I have prayed that your faith will not fail. After you have repented, strengthen your brothers.”

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Luke 22:31–32 “Simon, listen. Satan has asked to test you as a farmer sifts the good grain from the chaff. I have prayed that your faith will not fail. After you have repented, strengthen your brothers.”
King James

Luke 22:31–32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Simon Peter said, “Sir, where are you going? Everyone else may abandon you, but I never will.”

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Matthew 26:33 Peter said, “Everyone else may abandon you, but I never will.”
Mark 14:29 Peter said, “Everyone else may abandon you, but I never will.”
John 13:36 Simon Peter said, “Sir, where are you going?” “Where I go, you cannot follow. But you will, later.”
King James

Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
Mark 14:29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
John 13:36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.

“Where I go, you cannot follow. But you will, later.”

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John 13:36 Simon Peter said, “Sir, where are you going?” “Where I go, you cannot follow. But you will, later.”
King James

John 13:36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.

“Sir,” Peter said, “why can’t I follow you now? I am ready to go anywhere with you, even to prison. I would die for you.”

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Luke 22:33 “Sir,” Peter said, “I am ready to go anywhere with you, even to prison and death.”
John 13:37 “Why can’t I follow you now? I would die for you.”
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Luke 22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
John 13:37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.

“Die for me? I guarantee,” Jesus said, “before the rooster crows twice tonight, you will deny me three times.”

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Matthew 26:34 “I guarantee,” Jesus said, “before the rooster crows tonight, you will deny me three times.”
Mark 14:30 “I guarantee,” Jesus said, “before the rooster crows twice tonight, you will deny me three times.”
Luke 22:34 “I guarantee,” Jesus said, “before the rooster crows tonight, you will deny me three times.”
John 13:38 “Die for me? I guarantee,” Jesus said, “before the rooster crows tonight, you will deny me three times.”
King James

Matthew 26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Mark 14:30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Luke 22:34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
John 13:38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

“Even if I have to die,” Peter said, “I will not deny you.”

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Matthew 26:35 “Even if I have to die,” Peter said, “I will not deny you.” The rest of the disciples said the same thing.
Mark 14:31 “Even if I have to die,” Peter said, “I will not deny you.” The rest of the disciples said the same thing.
King James

Matthew 26:35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Mark 14:31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

The rest of the disciples said the same thing.

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Matthew 26:35 “Even if I have to die,” Peter insisted, “I will not deny you.” The rest of the disciples said the same thing.
Mark 14:31 “Even if I have to die,” Peter insisted, “I will not deny you.” The rest of the disciples said the same thing.
King James

Matthew 26:35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Mark 14:31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

Jesus said to his disciples, “When I sent you without money, a change of clothes, or extra sandals, did you lack anything?”

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Luke 22:35 Jesus said to his disciples, “When I sent you without money, a change of clothes, or extra sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they said.
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Luke 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

They said, “Nothing.”

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Luke 22:35 Jesus asked his disciples, “When I sent you without money, a change of clothes, or extra sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they said.
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Luke 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

“But now, take money and provisions. If you have no sword, sell your clothes and buy one. What the scripture says about me must be fulfilled. He was treated as one of the criminals. These things are coming to a close.”

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Isaiah 53:12 Therefore, I will give him the honor of a champion and give him the portion of a king because he gave himself to die. He was treated as one of the criminals. So he took the place of many criminals to bear their sin and seek their pardon.
Luke 22:36–37 “But now, take money and provisions. If you have no sword, sell your clothes and buy one. What the scripture says about me must be fulfilled. He was treated as one of the criminals. These things are coming to a close.”
King James

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Luke 22:36–37 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.

“Look, sir,” the disciples said. “Here are two swords.”

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Luke 22:38 “Look, sir,” the disciples said. “Here are two swords.” “That is enough.”
King James

Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

“That is enough.”

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Luke 22:38 “Look, sir,” the disciples said. “Here are two swords.” “That is enough.”
King James

Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.