Meanwhile, as Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard
where Jesus was being held,
a servant girl came over and said to him
"You were one of those with Jesus!"
But Peter denied it in front of everyone,
"I don't know what you're talking about."
Later, another servant girl noticed him and said,
"This man was with Jesus."
Again Peter denied it,
"I don't even know the man."
A little later, some other bystanders came over and said,
"You must be one of them!"
"I dont know the man!"
Peter said to them.
And immediately the rooster crowed.
Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind
"Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."
And Peter went away, crying bitterly.