Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet1Now abefore bthe Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that chis hour had come dto depart out of this world to the Father ehaving loved fhis own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2During supper, when gthe devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3Jesus, knowing hthat the Father had given all things into his hands, and that ihe had come from God and jwas going back to God, 4rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel ktied it around his waist. 5Then he lpoured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7 mJesus answered him, “What I am doing nyou do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 oPeter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, p“If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 9Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash qexcept for his feet ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit except for his feetbut is completely clean. And syou ▼
▼The Greek words for you in this verse are pluralare clean ubut not every one of you.” 11 vFor he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.” 12When he had washed their feet and wput on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, x“Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 yYou call me zTeacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet aayou also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15For I have given you an example abthat you also should do just as I have done to you. 16Truly, truly, I say to you aca servant ▼
▼Greek bondservantis not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17If you know these things aeblessed are you if you do them.
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