John 13:6
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New International Version
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

New Living Translation
When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

English Standard Version
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?”

New American Standard Bible
So He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?"

King James Bible
Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He came to Simon Peter, who asked Him, "Lord, are You going to wash my feet?"

International Standard Version
Then he came to Simon Peter, who asked him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

NET Bible
Then he came to Simon Peter. Peter said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when he came to Shimeon Kaypha, Shimeon said to him, “Are you washing my feet for me, my Lord?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter asked him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he came to Simon Peter, and Peter said unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

King James 2000 Bible
Then came he to Simon Peter: and Peter said unto him, Lord, do you wash my feet?

American King James Version
Then comes he to Simon Peter: and Peter said to him, Lord, do you wash my feet?

American Standard Version
So he cometh to Simon Peter. He saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

Darby Bible Translation
He comes therefore to Simon Peter; and *he* says to him, Lord, dost thou wash *my* feet?

English Revised Version
So he cometh to Simon Peter. He saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he cometh to Simon Peter: and Peter saith to him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

Weymouth New Testament
When He came to Simon Peter, Peter objected. "Master," he said, "are *you* going to wash my feet?"

World English Bible
Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?"

Young's Literal Translation
He cometh, therefore, unto Simon Peter, and that one saith to him, 'Sir, thou -- dost thou wash my feet?'
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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 6. - It cannot be determined with whom our Lord commenced the feet-washing. Some of the older expositors have said it was with Judas. The οϋν might denote that several of the disciples, in awestruck wonder, had submitted without a word, and then (οϋν resumptive) he cometh to Simon Peter. But the great bulk of ancient and modern expositors suppose that Peter was the first to whom this great grace was offered. At all events, in his impulsive manner always rushing forwards, and ready to give his Master advice, and to be the mouthpiece of otherwise unuttered feelings, Peter was the first to exclaim, (and) he saith unto him, and with strong emphasis on the Σύ and the μου, Dost thou wash my feet? The protest was natural. It corresponds with many another scene in Peter's life; as when he said, "Depart from me; for I am a sinful man," or cried, "That be far from thee," and later on in this chapter, "Why cannot I follow thee now?" or, "I have never eaten anything common or unclean." This trait in Peter's character is wonderfully accurate, and corresponds with the portraiture of the same man in the synoptic narrative (see Introduction, p. 115.). There is here an analogous blending of reverence and self-will, of outwardness and forwardness - a new illustration of one who would distinguish himself by the greatness of his humility.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then cometh he to Simon Peter,.... After having washed the feet of some of the disciples, as is thought by some interpreters, and particularly the feet of Judas, without any repulse; though others are of opinion that he began with Peter, who modestly, and out of reverence to him, refuses to be washed by him:

and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet! he speaks as one surprised and astonished that Christ should offer to do any such thing to him; that he, who was the Son of the living God, should wash the feet of such a sinful man as he was; that those hands, with which he had wrought such miracles, as the opening the eyes of the blind, cleansing lepers, and raising the dead, should be employed in washing his defiled feet, the meaner and inferior parts of his body; this he thought was greatly below his dignity and character, and too much to be done by him to such a worthless creature as he was.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6-11. Peter saith … Lord, dost thou wash my feet?—Our language cannot bring out the intensely vivid contrast between the "Thou" and the "my," which, by bringing them together, the original expresses, for it is not good English to say, "Lord, Thou my feet dost wash?" But every word of this question is emphatic. Thus far, and in the question itself, there was nothing but the most profound and beautiful astonishment at a condescension to him quite incomprehensible. Accordingly, though there can be no doubt that already Peter's heart rebelled against it as a thing not to be tolerated, Jesus ministers no rebuke as yet, but only bids him wait a little, and he should understand it all.

John 13:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
5Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. 6So He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?" 7Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter."…
Cross References
John 13:5
After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

John 13:7
Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
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