Peter said that he would not fall away (Mk 14:29-14:29)

“Peter said to Jesus.

‘Even though

All become deserters,

I will not.’”

 

ὁ δὲ Πέτρος ἔφη αὐτῷ Εἰ καὶ πάντες σκανδαλισθήσονται, ἀλλ’ οὐκ ἐγώ.

 

This is almost word for word in Matthew, chapter 26:33, and similar in Luke, chapter 22:31-33, as well as in John, chapter 13:36-37, where there is a longer discussion with Peter.  Here this is a short succinct discussion.  Mark indicated that Peter said to Jesus (ὁ δὲ Πέτρος ἔφη αὐτῷ) that even though all the disciples and apostles might stumble and desert Jesus (Εἰ καὶ πάντες σκανδαλισθήσονται), he would not stumble or desert Jesus (ἀλλ’ οὐκ ἐγώ), not him.  Peter seemed so self-assured of himself, that he would never leave Jesus, no matter what.  How self-assured are you?

Is Jesus the king of the Jews? (Mt 27:11-27:11)

“Now Jesus

Stood

Before the governor.

The governor

Asked him.

‘Are you

The King of the Jews?’

Jesus said.

‘You have said so.’”

 

Ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἐστάθη ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ ἡγεμόνος· καὶ ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν ὁ ἡγεμὼν λέγων Σὺ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων; ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἔφη Σὺ λέγεις.

 

This is almost word for word in Mark, chapter 15:2.  Luke, chapter 23:3, is similar but there is a longer introduction before Pilate spoke.  In John, chapter 18:33-35 there was a longer discussion between Jesus and Pilate.  Matthew said that Jesus stood before the governor (Ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἐστάθη ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ ἡγεμόνος), without mentioning his name.  This governor then questioned Jesus (καὶ ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν).  He wanted to know (ὁ ἡγεμὼν λέγων) if Jesus was the “King of the Jews (Σὺ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων).  If Jesus responded that he was, then he could be considered a threat to the ruling Roman authority.  Instead, Jesus had a simple reply (ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς) that if he Pilate had said so, then it must be so (ἔφη Σὺ λέγεις).  Jesus would only confirm what Pilate had said, without saying it explicitly himself.  Thus, Jesus was identified as the King of the Jews, or leading a political rebellion against the Roman authorities.

 

Peter says he will never desert Jesus (Mt 26:33-26:33)

“Peter said to Jesus.

‘Though they all

Become deserters

Because of you,

I will never

Desert you.’”

 

ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ Πέτρος εἶπεν αὐτῷ Εἰ πάντες σκανδαλισθήσονται ἐν σοί, ἐγὼ οὐδέποτε σκανδαλισθήσομαι.

 

This is almost word for word in Mark, chapter 14:29, and similar in Luke, chapter 22:31-33, and in John, chapter 13:36-37, where there is a longer discussion with Peter.  Here this is a short succinct discussion.  Peter answered Jesus saying (ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ Πέτρος εἶπεν αὐτῷ) that even though all the disciples might stumble and desert Jesus (Εἰ πάντες σκανδαλισθήσονται ἐν σοί), he would never stumble or desert Jesus (ἐγὼ οὐδέποτε σκανδαλισθήσομαι).  Peter seemed so self-assured of himself, that he would never leave Jesus, no matter what.