New American Standard Bible
A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And after a little, those who stood there, coming to him, said to Peter, Truly thou too art of them, for also thy speech makes thee manifest.
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."
Young's Literal Translation
And after a little those standing near having come, said to Peter, 'Truly thou also art of them, for even thy speech doth make thee manifest.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
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And again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man."
Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.
But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean too."
After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, "Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too."
One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"
They were amazed and astonished, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
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