Luke 22:61-65

Luke 22:61 (KJB)
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 crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Apparently Peter was still within sight of the Lord Jesus Christ because when the rooster crowed, the Lord looked at Peter and Peter then remembered the words that he would deny Jesus three times.

Luke 22:62 (KJB)
And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

Then Peter had finally left the palace and went out and wept bitterly. The word for “bitterly” in the Greek carries with it the meaning of a great depth of sorrow. It was not just the shedding of a few tears but deep sorrow.

Luke 22:63 (KJB)
And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.

Then the servants which were holding Jesus began to spit at Him and then buffet Him. (Mat 26:67 KJV) Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, The word “buffeted” in the Greek carries with the meaning of “to strike with a fist.” Then others had slapped Him in the face with the palms of their hands which would cause much pain. This had happened to Jesus in fulfillment of Isaiah 50:6. (Isa 50:6 KJV) I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. Jesus was not even convicted of a crime or even had legal representation and yet, with the full consent of the Sanhedrin, they allowed Him to be mistreated even before a legal guilty verdict. This showed the level of hatred the Jews had for Jesus.

Luke 22:64 (KJB)
And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?

Now they had blindfolded Jesus and began to hit Him and then mocked by telling Him to prophesy and tell them who hit Him. They no doubt also accused Jesus of being a false prophet and that is why they continued to taunt Him by telling Him to prophesy. (Deu 18:20 KJV) But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. It would be another reason for them to seek the death penalty because false prophets were to be put to death.

Luke 22:65 (KJB)
And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.

Their taunting did not end with them hitting Jesus, they had spoken blasphemous things against Him. Blasphemy would denote a derogatory or lack of respect for God. (John 10:33 KJV) The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. The leaders had tried to get Jesus to blaspheme so they could accuse Him. (Mark 12:13 KJV) And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.