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Matthew 26:33

    Matthew 26:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Peter made answer and said to him, Though all may be turned away from you, I will never be turned away.

    Webster's Revision

    But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended.

    World English Bible

    But Peter answered him, "Even if all will be made to stumble because of you, I will never be made to stumble."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:33

    Peter - said unto him, Though all men shall be offended - yet will I never - The presumptuous person imagines he can do every thing, and can do nothing: thinks he can excel all, and excels in nothing: promises every thing, and performs nothing. The humble man acts a quite contrary part. There is nothing we know so little of as ourselves - nothing we see less of than our own weakness and poverty. The strength of pride is only for a moment. Peter, though vainly confident, was certainly sincere - he had never been put to a sore trial, and did not know his own strength. Had this resolution of his been formed in the strength of God, he would have been enabled to maintain it against earth and hell. This most awful denial of Christ, and his abandoning him in the time of trial, was sufficient to have disqualified him for ever from being, in any sense, head of the Church, had such a supremacy been ever designed him. Such a supremacy was never given him by Christ; but the fable of it is in the Church of Rome, and the mock Peter, not Peter the apostle, is there and there only to be found.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:33

    Peter answered ... Though all men ... - The word "men" is improperly inserted here by the translators. Peter meant only to affirm this of "the disciples." This confidence of Peter was entirely characteristic. He was ardent, sincere, and really attached to his Master. Yet this declaration was made evidently:

    1. from true love to Jesus;

    2. from too much reliance upon his own strength;

    3. from ignorance of himself, and of the trials which he was soon to pass through.

    And it most impressively teaches us:

    1. that no strength of attachment to Jesus can justify such confident promises of fidelity, made without dependence on him.

    2. that all promises to adhere to him should be made relying on him for aid.

    3. that we little know how feeble we are until we are tried.

    4. that Christians may be left to great and disgraceful sins to show them their weakness.

    Luke adds that Jesus said to Peter that Satan had desired to have him, that he might sift him as wheat - that is, that he might thoroughly test him. But Jesus says that he had prayed for him that his faith should not fail, and charged him when he was "converted" - that is, when he was "turned" from this sin - to strengthen his brethren; to wit, by teaching them to take warning by his example. See the notes at Luke 22:31-33.