"How can you say, 'I love you,' " she told him, "when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and not told me what makes your strength so great!"
"I assure you," Jesus said to him, "tonight-before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times!"
and Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.
"I assure you," Jesus said to him, "today, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times!"
Immediately a rooster crowed a second time, and Peter remembered when Jesus had spoken the word to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times." When he thought about it, he began to weep.
Then the Lord turned and looked at Peter. So Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, "Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times."
Jesus replied, "Will you lay down your life for Me? I assure you: A rooster will not crow until you have denied Me three times.
"I tell you, Peter," He said, "the rooster will not crow today until you deny three times that you know Me!"
He asked him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, "Do you love Me?" He said, "Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You." "Feed My sheep," Jesus said.
After leaving them, He went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.
2 Corinthians 12:8
Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me.
This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into heaven.
"Now this happened three times, and then everything was drawn up again into heaven.
1 Samuel 3:8
Once again, for the third time, the Lord called Samuel. He got up, went to Eli, and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli understood that the Lord was calling the boy.
Then Balak became furious with Balaam, struck his hands together, and said to him, "I summoned you to put a curse on my enemies, but instead, you have blessed [them these three times].
1 Samuel 19:21
When they reported to Saul, he sent other agents, and they also began prophesying. So Saul tried again and sent a third group of agents, and even they began prophesying.
A third time he said to them, "Why? What has this man done wrong? I have found in Him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have Him whipped and [then] release Him."
And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; His glory fills the whole earth.
I looked, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid-heaven, saying in a loud voice, "Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth, because of the remaining trumpet blasts that the three angels are about to sound!"