Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1But before the feast of the Passover, Yeshua had known that the hour had arrived that he would depart from this world to his Father, and he loved his own who were in this world and until the end he loved them. 2And when it was supper he cast Satan into the heart of Yehuda* son of Shimeon Scariota, so that he would betray him. 3And because Yeshua himself knew The Father had given everything into his hands and that he had gone out from God and he would go to God, 4He arose from supper and put off his robe and took a towel and tied it around his waist.
5He took water in a wash basin and began to wash the feet of his disciples and he wiped them with a towel which he had tied around his waist. 6But when he came to Shimeon Kaypha, Shimeon said to him, "Are you washing my feet for me, my Lord?" 7Yeshua answered and said to him, "What I am doing now you do not understand, but after this you will know." 8Shimeon Kaypha said to him, "You will never wash my feet." Yeshua said to him, "If I do not wash you, you do not have any part with me." 9Shimeon Kaypha said to him, "Therefore, my Lord, do not wash my feet only, but also my hands and my head." 10Yeshua said to him, "He who is bathed does not need to wash except his feet only, for he is wholly clean. You are also entirely clean, but not all of you." 11Yeshua had known who would betray him, therefore, he said, "Not all of you are clean."
12But when he had washed their feet, he took up his robe and reclined at the table and he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?" 13You call me, 'our Rabbi' and 'Our Lord', and you say rightly, for I am." 14If I therefore, your Lord and your Rabbi, have washed your feet for you, how much more ought you to wash one another's feet?" 15For I have given you this example, that you also should do in the same way as I have done to you." 16"Timeless truth I speak to you: there is no servant greater than his master and no apostle is greater than he who sent him." 17"If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them."
18"I have not spoken about all of you, for I know those whom I have chosen, but that the scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.' ", 19"Now I am telling you before it happens, that when it has occurred, you shall believe that I AM THE LIVING GOD."* 20"Timeless truth, I speak to you: whoever receives him whom I send receives me and whoever receives me receives him who sent me."
21Yeshua said these things and was powerfully moved in his spirit and he testified and said, "An eternal reality I tell you: 'One of you will betray me.' " 22But the disciples observed one another because they did not know about whom he spoke. 23But there was one of his disciples who was supported in his bosom, for whom Yeshua had great affection. 24Shimeon Kaypha gestured to him to ask him, "Who is it of whom he spoke?" 25And that disciple fell on the breast of Yeshua and said to him, "My Lord, who is it?" 26Yeshua answered and said, "It is he for whom I dip the bread and give it to him." And Yeshua dipped the bread and gave to Yehuda Bar Shimeon Scariota.* 27And after the bread, then Satan was brought into him, and Yeshua said to him, "What you are doing, do quickly." 28But no man among those reclining knew why he spoke to him. 29For the men thought that because Yehuda had the money box that he had commanded him to buy something needed for the feast or that he would give something to the poor. 30But Yehuda took the bread immediately and he went outside, and it was night when he left.
31Yeshua said, "Now The Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him." 32"And if God is glorified in him, God also glorifies him in himself and at once glorifies him." 33"My children, a little longer I am with you, and you will seek me, and just as I said to the Judeans, 'The place to which I am departing, you cannot come', also I say to you now." 34"I give a new commandment to you: 'Love one another; just as I have loved you, you should also love one another.' " 35"Every person will know by this that you are my disciples, if you shall have love one to the other."
36Shimeon Kaypha said to him, "Our Lord, where are you going?" Yeshua answered and said to him, "Where I go, you cannot now come after me, but at the end you shall come." 37Shimeon Kaypha said to him, "My Lord, why cannot I come after you now? I will lay down my life for you." 38* And Yeshua said to him, "Will you lay down your life for my sake? Amen, amen, I say to you: 'A rooster will not crow until you deny me three times.'"