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   Simon | Biography
CEV Bible
Here is an extract from the story of Simon Peter, taken from the Bible. The text is from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible (pictured left). To order your copy of this fresh, new version, click here for Amazon UK or US.
"I don't know him!"

While Peter was still in the courtyard, a servant girl of the high priest came up and saw Peter warming himself by the fire. She stared at him and said, "You were with Jesus from Nazareth!"

Peter replied, "That isn't true! I don't know what you're talking about. I don't have any idea what you mean." He went out to the gate, and a cock crowed.

The servant girl saw Peter again and said to the people standing there, "This man is one of them!"

"No, I'm not!" Peter replied.

A little while later some of the people said to Peter, "You certainly are one of them. You're a Galilean!"

This time Peter began to curse and swear, "I don't even know the man you're talking about!"

Straight away the cock crowed a second time. Then Peter remembered that Jesus had told him, "Before a cock crows twice, you will say three times that you don't know me." So Peter started crying.

The Gospel of Mark
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