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

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "You don't understand now what I am doing, but someday you will."

English Standard Version
Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do, you do not know presently, but you will know after these things."

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter."

King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus answered him, "What I'm doing you don't understand now, but afterward you will know.""

International Standard Version
Jesus answered him, "You don't realize now what I'm doing, but later on you'll understand."

NET Bible
Jesus replied, "You do not understand what I am doing now, but you will understand after these things."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and said to him, “What I am doing now you do not understand, but after this you will know.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered Peter, "You don't know now what I'm doing. You will understand later."

New American Standard 1977
Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou dost not understand now, but thou shalt understand afterwards.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do you know not now; but you shall know hereafter.

American King James Version
Jesus answered and said to him, What I do you know not now; but you shall know hereafter.

American Standard Version
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt understand hereafter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered, and said to him: What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, What I do thou dost not know now, but thou shalt know hereafter.

English Revised Version
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt understand hereafter.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

Weymouth New Testament
"What I am doing," answered Jesus, "for the present you do not know, but afterwards you shall know."

World English Bible
Jesus answered him, "You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later."

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, 'That which I do thou hast not known now, but thou shalt know after these things;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
6He came to Simon Peter, who asked Him, “Lord, are You going to wash my feet?” 7Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later” you will understand. 8“Never shall You wash my feet!” Peter told Him. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.”…
Cross References
John 13:6
He came to Simon Peter, who asked Him, "Lord, are You going to wash my feet?"

John 13:12
When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His outer garments, He reclined with them again and asked, "Do you know what I have done for you?
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