John 13

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

1Now a  before b  the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that c  his hour had come d  to depart out of this world to the Father e  having loved f  his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2During supper, when g  the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3Jesus, knowing h  that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that i  he had come from God and j  was going back to God, 4rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel k  tied it around his waist. 5Then he l  poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciplesfeet 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 m  Jesus answered him, What I am doing n  you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 o  Peter 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 q  except for his feet
Some manuscripts omit  except for his feet
but is completely clean. And s  you
The Greek words for  you in this verse are plural
are clean u  but not every one of you.”
11 v  For 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 w  put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, x  “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 y  You call me z  Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet aa  you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15For I have given you an example ab  that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16Truly, truly, I say to you ac  a servant
Greek bondservant
is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
17If you know these things ae  blessed are you if you do them. 18 af  I am not speaking of all of you; I know ag  whom I have chosen. But ah  the Scripture will be fulfilled
Greek  But in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled
aj  ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’
19 ak  I 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 al  whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”

One of You Will Betray Me

21After saying these things, am  Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, an  Truly, truly, I say to you ao  one of you will betray me.” 22 ap  The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. 23 aq  One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table ar  at Jesusside
Greek in the bosom of Jesus
24so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus
Greek lacks  Jesus
of whom he was speaking.
25 au  So that disciple, av  leaning 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 ax  when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel ay  he gave it to Judas az  the son of Simon Iscariot. 27Then after he had taken the morsel ba  Satan 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, bc  because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need bd  for the feast,” or that he should be  give something to the poor. 30So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. bf  And it was night.

A New Commandment

31When he had gone out, Jesus said, bg  Now is the Son of Man glorified, and bh  God is glorified in him. 32If God is glorified in him bi  God will also glorify him in himself, and bj  glorify him at once. 33Little children bk  yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just bl  as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 34 bm  A new commandment bn  I give to you bo  that you love one another: bp  just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 bq  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

36Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” br  Jesus answered him, Where I am going bs  you cannot follow me now bt  but you will follow afterward.” 37 bu  Peter 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 bv  the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times.

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