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Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
1Now before the Passover Festival, Jesus realized that his hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.a 2By supper time, the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray him. 3Because Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into his control,b that he had come from God, and that he was returning to God, 4therefore he got up from the table, removed his outer robe, and took a towel and fastened it around his waist. 5Then he poured some water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel that was tied around his waist.
6Then he came to Simon Peter, who asked him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7Jesus answered him, “You don’t realize now what I’m doing, but later on you’ll understand.”
8Peter told him, “You must never wash my feet!”
Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you cannot be involved with me.”
9Simon Peter told him, “Lord, not just my feet, but my hands and my head as well!”
10Jesus told him, “Whoever has bathed is entirely clean. He doesn’t need to wash himself further, except for his feet. And you menc are clean, though not all of you.” 11For he knew who was going to betray him. That’s why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”
12When Jesusd had washed their feet and put on his outer robe, he sat down again and told them, “Do you realize what I’ve done to you? 13You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are righte because that is what I am. 14So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another’s feet. 15I’ve set an example for you, so that you may do as I have done to you. 16Truly, I tell all of youf emphatically, a servant isn’t greater than his master, and a messenger isn’t greater than the one who sent him. 17If you understand these things, how blessed you are if you put them into practice! 18I’m not talking about all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But the Scripture must be fulfilled: ‘The one who ate bread with meg has turned against me.’h 19I’m telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may believe that I AM. 20Truly, I tell all of youi emphatically, the one who receives whomever I send receives me, and the one who receives me receives the one who sent me.”
Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
21After saying this, Jesus was deeply troubled in spirit and declared solemnly, “Truly, I tell all of youj emphatically, one of you is going to betray me!” 22The disciples began looking at one another, completely mystified about whom he was speaking. 23One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus kept loving, had been sitting very close to him.
Then he took a piece of bread, dipped it, and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.l 27After he had taken the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus told him, “Do quickly what you are going to do!” 28Now no one at the table knew why Jesusm said this to him. 29Some thought that, since Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him to buy what they needed for the festival or to give something to the destitute. 30So Judasn took the piece of bread, immediately went outside…and it was night.
The New Commandment
31After Judaso had gone out, Jesus said, “The Son of Man is now glorified, and God has been glorified by him. 32If God has been glorified by him,p God himself also will glorify the Son of Man,q and he will do sor quickly. 33Little children, I’m with you only a little longer. You will look for me, but what I told the Jewish leaderss I now tell you, ‘Where I’m going, you cannot come.’ 34I’m giving you a new commandment…to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
36Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”
Jesus answered him, “I’m going where you cannot follow me now, though you will follow me later on.”
a 13:1 Or loved them completely
b 13:3 Lit. hands
c 13:10 The Gk. lacks men
d 13:12 Lit. he
e 13:13 Lit. you speak well
f 13:16 The Gk. pronoun you is pl.
g 13:18 Other mss. read ate my bread
h 13:18 Lit. has lifted up his heel against me; cf. Ps 41:9
i 13:20 The Gk. pronoun you is pl.
j 13:21 The Gk. pronoun you is pl.
k 13:26 The Gk. lacks in the dish
l 13:26 Other mss. read Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon
m 13:28 Lit. he
n 13:30 Lit. he
o 13:31 Lit. he
p 13:32 Other mss. lack If God has been glorified by him
q 13:32 Lit. him
r 13:32 Lit. will glorify him
s 13:33 i.e. Judean leaders
t 13:37 Other mss. lack Lord
u 13:38 The Gk. pronoun you is sing.