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. 18 afI am not speaking of all of you; I know agwhom I have chosen. But ahthe Scripture will be fulfilled ▼
▼Greek But in order that the Scripture may be fulfilledaj‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ 19 akI am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20Truly, truly, I say to you alwhoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”
One of You Will Betray Me21After saying these things, amJesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, an“Truly, truly, I say to you aoone of you will betray me.” 22 apThe disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. 23 aqOne of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table arat Jesus’ side ▼
▼Greek in the bosom of Jesus24so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus ▼
▼Greek lacks Jesusof whom he was speaking. 25 auSo that disciple, avleaning back against Jesus, said to him, “Lord, who is it?” 26Jesus answered, aw“It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread axwhen I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel ayhe gave it to Judas azthe son of Simon Iscariot. 27Then after he had taken the morsel baSatan entered into him. Jesus said to him, bb“What you are going to do, do quickly.” 28Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29Some thought that, bcbecause Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need bdfor the feast,” or that he should begive something to the poor. 30So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. bfAnd it was night.
A New Commandment31When he had gone out, Jesus said, bg“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and bhGod is glorified in him. 32If God is glorified in him biGod will also glorify him in himself, and bjglorify him at once. 33Little children bkyet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just blas I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 34 bmA new commandment bnI give to you bothat you love one another: bpjust as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 bqBy this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial36Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” brJesus answered him, “Where I am going bsyou cannot follow me now btbut you will follow afterward.” 37 buPeter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you bvthe rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times.
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