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Matthew 26:73

    Matthew 26:73 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And after a while came to him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech denudes you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art one of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And after a little time those who were near came and said to Peter, Truly you are one of them; because your talk is witness against you.

    Webster's Revision

    And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art one of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.

    World English Bible

    After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, "Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you known."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

    Definitions for Matthew 26:73

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:73

    Thy speech - Thy manner of speech, η λαλια σου, that dialect of thine - his accent being different from that of Jerusalem. From various examples given by Lightfoot and Schoettgen, we find that the Galileans had a very corrupt pronunciation, frequently interchanging ת ה א and ע, and so blending or dividing words as to render them unintelligible, or cause them to convey a contrary sense.

    Bewrayeth thee - Δηλου σε ποιει, maketh thee manifest, from the Anglo-saxon, to accuse, betray; a word long since lost from our language.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:73

    And after a while - That is, about an hour after (Luke). Peter by this time had returned into the palace or hall, and stood warming himself by the fire, John 18:25.

    Thy speech bewrayeth thee - Your language makes it manifest that you are of his company. That is, as Mark adds, he was a "Galilean," and in this way his speech betrayed him. It is probable that the Galileans were distinguished for some peculiarity of pronunciation, perhaps some unique rusticity or coarseness in their manner of speaking, that distinguished them from the refinement of the capital, Jerusalem. This charge, John says John 18:26, was supported by the express affirmation of a kinsman of Malchus, the servant of the high priest, that he had seen him in the garden.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 26:73

    26:73 Surely thou art also one of them, for thy speech discovereth thee - Malchus might have brought a stronger proof than this. But such is the overruling providence of God, that the world, in the height of their zeal, commonly catch hold of the very weakest of all arguments against the children of God.