John 13:3
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New International Version
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;

New Living Translation
Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God.

English Standard Version
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,

New American Standard Bible
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God,

King James Bible
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into His hands, that He had come from God, and that He was going back to God.

International Standard Version
Because Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into his control, that he had come from God, and that he was returning to God,

NET Bible
Because Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And 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,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Father had put everything in Jesus' control. Jesus knew that. He also knew that he had come from God and was going back to God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he had come from God and was going to God,

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came from God, and went to God;

American King James Version
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

American Standard Version
Jesus , knowing that the Father had given all the things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands, and that he came from God, and goeth to God;

Darby Bible Translation
[Jesus,] knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands, and that he came out from God and was going to God,

English Revised Version
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God,

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God, and was going to God;

Weymouth New Testament
although He knew that the Father had put everything into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was now going to God,

World English Bible
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and was going to God,

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus knowing that all things the Father hath given to him -- into his hands, and that from God he came forth, and unto God he goeth,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:1-17 Our Lord Jesus has a people in the world that are his own; he has purchased them, and paid dear for them, and he has set them apart for himself; they devote themselves to him as a peculiar people. Those whom Christ loves, he loves to the end. Nothing can separate a true believer from the love of Christ. We know not when our hour will come, therefore what we have to do in constant preparation for it, ought never to be undone. What way of access the devil has to men's hearts we cannot tell. But some sins are so exceedingly sinful, and there is so little temptation to them from the world and the flesh, that it is plain they are directly from Satan. Jesus washed his disciples' feet, that he might teach us to think nothing below us, wherein we may promote God's glory, and the good of our brethren. We must address ourselves to duty, and must lay aside every thing that would hinder us in what we have to do. Christ washed his disciples' feet, that he might signify to them the value of spiritual washing, and the cleansing of the soul from the pollutions of sin. Our Lord Jesus does many things of which even his own disciples do not for the present know the meaning, but they shall know afterward. We see in the end what was the kindness from events which seemed most cross. And it is not humility, but unbelief, to put away the offers of the gospel, as if too rich to be made to us, or too good news to be true. All those, and those only, who are spiritually washed by Christ, have a part in Christ. All whom Christ owns and saves, he justifies and sanctifies. Peter more than submits; he begs to be washed by Christ. How earnest he is for the purifying grace of the Lord Jesus, and the full effect of it, even upon his hands and head! Those who truly desire to be sanctified, desire to be sanctified throughout, to have the whole man, with all its parts and powers, made pure. The true believer is thus washed when he receives Christ for his salvation. See then what ought to be the daily care of those who through grace are in a justified state, and that is, to wash their feet; to cleanse themselves from daily guilt, and to watch against everything defiling. This should make us the more cautious. From yesterday's pardon, we should be strengthened against this day's temptation. And when hypocrites are discovered, it should be no surprise or cause of stumbling to us. Observe the lesson Christ here taught. Duties are mutual; we must both accept help from our brethren, and afford help to our brethren. When we see our Master serving, we cannot but see how ill it becomes us to domineer. And the same love which led Christ to ransom and reconcile his disciples when enemies, still influences him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Knowing - a significant hint of the complex wonder of the Lord's Person. John felt at this moment that the consciousness of Jesus was receding into the eternal self-consciousness of the Logos when he thus ventures to speak - that the Father - in the great act of his generation - gave all things into his hands, and that he came forth (ἀπὸ) from God, and was going back (or, away) to God, in the glory of his incarnation and the mystery of his death and resurrection. The whole of the incarnate ministry of Jesus was a separation, to some extent, from God, just as the close of it, in the death and resurrection, was a return to the glory which he had with the Father before all worlds. We must admit the extraordinary quality of the evangelist's assertion. He here throws back into the majestic manner of the Christ the hints which the subsequent discourse of our Lord must have given him of the Divine greatness which flashed at times from his sacred Person, and conferred a boundless significance on the subsequent act of humiliation. Christ gave the highest proof of his Divine self-consciousness in this display of his condescending love, this voluntary abasement to the lowest place in the household of faith. The use of εἰδὼς twice ever (vers. 1 and 3) is contrasted with the γνώσῃ of ver. 7. The vast confessions here made are declared to be matters of absolute intuitive knowledge, not the results of long experience. Christ did not "come to know;" he "knew" all these facts about himself. It must not be supposed that this was a theological idea which came into the writer's mind afterwards. St. Paul, in the Epistle to the Philippians (Philippians 2:6-8), had adequately grasped the same thought long before St. John penned this Gospel (cf. 2 Corinthians 8:9).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jesus knowing that the Father,.... These words express the sense Christ had of his own greatness and dignity as Mediator:

had given all things into his hands; all the persons of the elect, all blessings both of grace and glory for them, and power and authority over all other persons and things, to make them subservient to his purposes:

and that he was come from God; had his mission and commission, as man, from God; did not come of himself, but he sent him:

and went to God; or was going to him in a very little time, to sit at his right hand, to have a name above every name, and to have angels, authorities, and powers subject to him; which, as it shows his high esteem with his Father, and his exalted character as Mediator, so it greatly illustrates his wonderful humility, that in the view, and under a sense and consideration of all this, he should condescend to wash the feet of his disciples; of which an account is given in the following verses.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, &c.—This verse is very sublime, and as a preface to what follows, were we not familiar with it, would fill us with inexpressible surprise. An unclouded perception of His relation to the Father, the commission He held from Him, and His approaching return to Him, possessed His soul.

John 13:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
2During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, 4got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:27
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

John 3:35
The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.

John 8:14
Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.

John 8:42
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.

John 13:1
It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 16:28
I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

knowing.

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 5:22-27 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son…

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who …

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has …

1 Corinthians 15:27 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said all things …

Ephesians 1:21,22 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and …

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

Hebrews 1:2 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed …

Hebrews 2:8,9 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that …

and that.

John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour …

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from …

John 7:29,33 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me…

John 8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for …

John 16:27,28 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and …

John 17:5-8,11-13 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory …

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