Mark 14:66

And as Peter was below in the courtyard, there came one of the maidservants of the high priest:
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John Chrysostom

AD 407
O what strange and remarkable turns occur in these ironic events! When Peter merely saw his master seized, he was so ardent as both to draw his sword and to whack off the servant’s ear! But—alas, then when it might have been even more plausible for him to be even more indignant, and to be inflamed and to burn, upon hearing such revilings against his Lord, then he became a cringing denier … and that in the presence of a lowly and diminutive maidservant, and not only once but a second and third time. The Gospel of St. Matthew, Homily

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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