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Sunday, 14th August 2022 --- 8 Misra 1738



Mark 14 : 55 - 72

Chapter 14

55Now the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none.
56For many bore false witness against Him, but their testimonies did not agree.
57Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
58"We heard Him say, "I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands."'
59But not even then did their testimony agree.
60And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?"
61But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
62Jesus said, "I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."
63Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "What further need do we have of witnesses?
64You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.
65Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, "Prophesy!" And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands.
66Now as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came.
67And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, "You also were with Jesus of Nazareth."
68But he denied it, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you are saying." And he went out on the porch, and a rooster crowed.
69And the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, "This is one of them."
70But 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."
71Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know this Man of whom you speak!"
72A 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.





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