New International Version
"You aren't one of this man's disciples too, are you?" she asked Peter. He replied, "I am not."
King James Bible
Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.
Darby Bible Translation
The maid therefore, who was porteress, says to Peter, Art thou also of the disciples of this man? He says, I am not.
World English Bible
Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, "Are you also one of this man's disciples?" He said, "I am not."
Young's Literal Translation
Then said the maid keeping the door to Peter, 'Art thou also of the disciples of this man?' he saith, 'I am not;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The damsel that kept the door - Caezarius, a writer quoted by Calmet, says this portress was named Ballila. It is worthy of remark that women, especially old women, were employed by the ancients as porters. In 2 Samuel 4:6, both the Septuagint and Vulgate make a woman porter to Ishbosheth. Aristophanes, in Vespis, v. 765, mentions them in the same office and calls them Σηκις, Sekis, which seems to signify a common maid-servant: -
Ὁτι την θυραν ανεῳξεν ἡ Σηκις λαθρα.
And Euripides, Troad. brings in Hecuba, complaining that she, who was wont to sit upon a throne, is now reduced to the miserable necessity of becoming a porter, or a nurse, in order to get a morsel of bread. And Plautus, Curcul. Act. i. sc. 1, mentions an old woman who was keeper of the gate: -
Anus hic solet cubitare custos janitrix.
Why they, in preference to men, should be pitched upon for this office, I cannot conceive; but we find the usage was common in all ancient nations. See the notes on Matthew 26:69.
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but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.
Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, "You aren't one of his disciples too, are you?" He denied it, saying, "I am not."
Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door.
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