John 13:23
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English Standard Version
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus’ side,

King James Bible
Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

American Standard Version
There was at the table reclining in Jesus bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

English Revised Version
There was at the table reclining in Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom, one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Weymouth New Testament
There was at table one of His disciples--the one Jesus loved-- reclining with his head on Jesus's bosom.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Was leaning on Jesus' bosom (ἦν ἀνακείμενος ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ τοῦ Ἱησοῦ)

The Rev. renders, "there was at the table reclining," etc. At the table is added because the verb is the general term equivalent to sitting at table. "In Jesus' bosom," defines John's position relatively to the other guests. As the guests reclined upon the left arm, the feet being stretched out behind, the head of each would be near the breast of his companion on the left. Supposing that Jesus, Peter, and John were together, Jesus would occupy the central place, the place of honor, and John, being in front of Him, could readily lean back and speak to Him. Peter would be behind him.

Bosom

See on Luke 6:38. The Synoptists do not give this incident.

John 13:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

leaning.

John 13:25 He then lying on Jesus' breast said to him, Lord, who is it?

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

John 21:20 Then Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord...

2 Samuel 12:3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him...

whom.

John 11:3,5,36 Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick...

John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!

John 20:2 Then she runs, and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them...

John 21:7,24 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord...

Revelation 1:16-18 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword...

Cross References
Luke 16:22
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried,

John 1:18
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

John 13:24
so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking.

John 19:26
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"

John 20:2
So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."

John 21:7
That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

John 21:20
Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?"

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