John 13:9
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New International Version
"Then, Lord," Simon Peter replied, "not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!"

New Living Translation
Simon Peter exclaimed, "Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!"

English Standard Version
Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”

New American Standard Bible
Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."

King James Bible
Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."

International Standard Version
Simon Peter told him, "Lord, not just my feet, but my hands and my head as well!"

NET Bible
Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Shimeon Kaypha said to him, “Therefore, my Lord, do not wash my feet only, but also my hands and my head.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Simon Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, don't wash only my feet. Wash my hands and my head too!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

King James 2000 Bible
Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

American King James Version
Simon Peter said to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

American Standard Version
Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.

Darby Bible Translation
Simon Peter says to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

English Revised Version
Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

Webster's Bible Translation
Simon Peter saith to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

Weymouth New Testament
"Master," said Peter, "wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."

World English Bible
Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"

Young's Literal Translation
Simon Peter saith to him, 'Sir, not my feet only, but also the hands and the head.'
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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 9. - Simon Peter makes another impetuous and characteristic outburst, and another of his almost glorious mistakes. Once more he will go before and give advice to his Master. The very same Peter who drew the sword in Gethsemane and then fled, who went to the high priest's palace and then denied his Lord; the very same Peter who rushed into the water anal then cried, "Lord, save me, I perish," who cried, even on the Mount of Transfiguration, "Let us build three tabernacles;" and when our Lord spoke of his cross said, "This shall not be done unto thee;" - the same Simon Peter now said to him, "If it comes to the primal experience of being washed by thee in thine unutterable love, if there be any question of part and share with thee in thy work, I will (cf. ver. 37) go with thee to prison and to death, then, blessed Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head; i.e. all my uncovered body; seeing that my power of thinking and all my capacity for service alike need cleansing." Peter not unreasonably felt the weakness and corruption of his nature, and cried out, as we all are often disposed to do, for renewal and sanctification of every faculty and energy of his being. In this he showed a lack of realization of the new world into which grace had brought him, and once more needed correction. Chrysostom says, "In his deprecation be was vehement, in his yielding more vehement, but both came from his love." But even here we see the same eagerness to go beyond the Lord, and dictate the course to be pursued.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Simon Peter saith unto him,.... Being convinced of his mistake in not submitting to Christ, fearing he should he deprived of communion with him, than which nothing was more desirable to him, or more highly esteemed of by him, says,

Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head; which shows the sense he had of the general pollution of his nature, and the need he stood in particularly of having his feet, hands, and head washed both as a minister, and a believer. By his "feet" may be meant, either the grace of faith, which is the foot of the soul, by which it goes to Christ, and walks on in him, and was not without its imperfections; or the affections of the mind, which are that to the soul, as feet are to the body; and when they move right, move heavenward, Godward, and Christward; but sometimes they are inordinate, and cleave to the things of this world: or the outward life and conversation is meant, which is attended with daily infirmities; and each of these need washing in the blood of Christ. His "hands" may design all his actions, works, services, duties, and performances, the hand being the instrument of action; and not only the hands of wicked men, but even of saints, need washing, their best righteousnesses being as filthy rags. By his "head" may be meant doctrines and principles imbibed in the mind, and expressed by the lips, which were not free from mistake and pollution, and needed purging and cleansing; for the disciples were not as yet clear from the prejudices of the Jewish nation, especially relating to the nature of the Messiah's kingdom.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head—that is, "To be severed from Thee, Lord, is death to me: If that be the meaning of my speech, I tread upon it; and if to be washed of Thee have such significance, then not my feet only, but hands, head, and all, be washed!" This artless expression of clinging, life-and-death attachment to Jesus, and felt dependence upon Him for his whole spiritual well-being, compared with the similar saying in Joh 6:68, 69 (see on [1845]Joh 6:68,69), furnishes such evidence of historic verity such as no thoroughly honest mind can resist.

John 13:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
8Peter said to Him, "Never shall You wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me." 9Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head." 10Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."…
Cross References
John 13:8
"No," said Peter, "you shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with me."

John 13:10
Jesus answered, "Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you."
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