John 13:4
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English Standard Version
rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.

King James Bible
He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

American Standard Version
riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a towel, girded himself.

English Revised Version
riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

Weymouth New Testament
rose from the table, threw off His upper garments, and took a towel and tied it round Him.

John 13:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

From the supper (ἐκ τοῦ δείπνου)

Out of the group gathered at the table.

Laid aside (τίθησι)

Present tense: layeth aside.

Garments (ἱμάτια)

See on Matthew 5:40. Upper garments.

Towel (λέντιον)

A Latin word, linteum. A linen cloth. Only here and John 13:5.

Girded (διέζωσεν)

Only in this chapter and John 21:7. The compound verb means to bind or gird all round.

John 13:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

laid aside. That is, his gown, or upper coat, [himatia,] with the girdle by which it was girdled close to his tunic, or inner coat; and instead of his girdle, he tied a towel about him, that he might have it in readiness to dry their feet,and that he might appear as a servant. Indeed the whole action was a servile one; and never performed by a superior to an inferior.

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself...

Luke 17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say to him by and by, when he is come from the field...

Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sits at meat, or he that serves? is not he that sits at meat? but I am among you as he that serves.

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...

Philippians 2:6-8 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God...

Cross References
2 Kings 3:11
And Jehoshaphat said, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, through whom we may inquire of the LORD?" Then one of the king of Israel's servants answered, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah."

Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.

Luke 17:8
Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink'?

John 13:12
When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done to you?

1 John 3:11
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

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