Matthew 26:31-35

Jesus tells Peter what will happen

31 Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Tonight, all of you will turn away from me. It will happen in the way that the Bible says:

God says, “I will kill the shepherd who leads the sheep.

Then all the sheep will run away in different directions.” ’

32 Jesus then said, ‘But after that happens, I will become alive again. Then I will go to Galilee, and you will meet me there.’

33 Peter said to Jesus, ‘Even if everyone else runs away, I will not leave you.’

34 Jesus replied to Peter, ‘I tell you this: Even tonight, you will say three times that you do not know me. This will happen before the cockerel sings early tomorrow morning.’

35 But Peter said to Jesus, ‘I will die with you if I need to. But I will never say that I do not know you.’ All the other disciples said the same thing.