Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came to him, saying, You also were with Jesus of Galilee.…
I. Peter's sorrow arose from a sense of the guilt of his conduct, but Judas' from a perception of the consequences of his conduct.
II. Peter's sorrow was full of hope, but Judas' was full of despair.
III. Peter's sorrow drove him nearer to God, but Judas' drove him further from God.
IV. Peter's sorrow developed his Christian manhood, but Judas' became an element of sharp retribution. Repent or perish.
(J. W. Mays, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.