He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.
Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto you, The cock shall not crow, till you have denied me three times.
Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: but this we believe that you came forth from God.
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,)
And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of God? are you come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?
I know also, my God, that you test the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto you.
Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity that is in me.
You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tested me, and shall find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
I the LORD search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.
And after awhile came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrays you.
And the second time the cock crowed. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crows twice, you shall deny me three times. And when he thought on this, he wept.
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times.
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.
If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek you?
And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen,
And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us;
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not regret, though I did regret: for I perceive that the same epistle has made you sorry, though it were but for a time.
I speak not by commandment, but to prove by the earnestness of others, the sincerity of your love.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
In which you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold trials:
Therefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth.
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
By this perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Because for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.