John 13

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Now 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. During supper, when g the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, 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, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel k tied it around his waist. Then 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. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” m Jesus answered him, What I am doing n you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 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.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus 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.”

12 When 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. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet aa you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example ab that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, 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.
17 If 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. 20 Truly, 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

21 After 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
24 so 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?” 26 Jesus 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. 27 Then after he had taken the morsel ba Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, bb What you are going to do, do quickly.” 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29 Some 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. 30 So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. bf And it was night.

A New Commandment

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, bg Now is the Son of Man glorified, and bh God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him bi God will also glorify him in himself, and bj glorify him at once. 33 Little 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

36 Simon 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.” 38 Jesus 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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