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Jesus Narrates Chapter 13 Of John’s Gospel

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Now before the Feast of the Passover, when I knew that My hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved My own who were in the world, I loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Me, I, knowing that the Father had given all things into My hands, and that I had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. I laid aside My outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around My waist. Then I poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around Me. I came to Simon Peter, who said to Me, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” I answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to Me, “You shall never wash my feet.” I answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to Me, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” I said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” For I knew who was to betray Me; that was why I said, “Not all of you are clean.”

When I had washed their feet and put on My outer garments and resumed My place, I said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”

After saying these things, I was troubled in My spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom I spoke. One of My disciples, whom I loved, was reclining at table at My side, so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Me of whom I was speaking. So that disciple, leaning back against Me, said to Me, “Lord, who is it?” I answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when I had dipped the morsel, I gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. I said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, I was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

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

Simon Peter said to Me, “Lord, where are you going?” I answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” Peter said to Me, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” I answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times.”

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