But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what you say. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.…
Benvenuto Cellini records in his autobiography the bitter experiences he endured in being tempted to lie to the Duke, his patron, lest he should forfeit the favours of the Duchess — he, who "was always a lover of truth and an enemy to falsehood, being then under a necessity of telling lies." "As I had begun to tell lies, I plunged deeper and deeper into the mire," till a very slough of despond it became to him.
Parallel VersesKJV: But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.