John 13:13
New International Version
"You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am.

New Living Translation
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you are right, because that's what I am.

English Standard Version
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.

Berean Study Bible
You call Me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, because I am.

Berean Literal Bible
You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say rightly, for so I am.

New American Standard Bible
"You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.

King James Bible
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

Christian Standard Bible
You call me Teacher and Lord ​--​and you are speaking rightly, since that is what I am.

Contemporary English Version
You call me your teacher and Lord, and you should, because that is who I am.

Good News Translation
"You call me Teacher and Lord, and it is right that you do so, because that is what I am.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am.

International Standard Version
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right because that is what I am.

NET Bible
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and do so correctly, for that is what I am.

New Heart English Bible
You call me, 'Teacher' and 'Lord.' You say so correctly, for so I am.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You call me, 'our Rabbi' and 'Our Lord', and you say rightly, for I am.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You call me teacher and Lord, and you're right because that's what I am.

New American Standard 1977
“You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well, for so I am.

King James 2000 Bible
You call me Teacher and Lord: and you say rightly; for so I am.

American King James Version
You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.

American Standard Version
Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You call me Master, and Lord; and you say well, for so I am.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye call me the Teacher and the Lord, and ye say well, for I am [so].

English Revised Version
Ye call me, Master, and, Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye call me Master, and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

Weymouth New Testament
You call me 'The Rabbi' and 'The Master,' and rightly so, for such I am.

World English Bible
You call me, 'Teacher' and 'Lord.' You say so correctly, for so I am.

Young's Literal Translation
ye call me, The Teacher and The Lord, and ye say well, for I am;
Study Bible
Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
12When 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? 13You call Me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, because I am. 14So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:28
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

John 11:2
(Mary, whose brother Lazarus was sick, would later anoint the Lord with perfume and wipe His feet with her hair.)

John 11:3
So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one You love is sick."

John 11:28
After Martha had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside to tell her, "The Teacher is here and is asking for you."

1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we exist. And there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we exist.

1 Corinthians 12:3
Therefore I inform you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 6:9
And masters, do the same for your slaves. Give up your use of threats, because you know that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.

Philippians 2:11
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Treasury of Scripture

You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.

call.

John 11:28
And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

Matthew 7:21,22
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven…

Matthew 23:8-10
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren…

and.

Jeremiah 1:12
Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

Luke 7:43
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

Luke 10:28
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.







Lexicon
You
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

call
φωνεῖτέ (phōneite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5455: From phone; to emit a sound; by implication, to address in words or by name, also in imitation.

Me
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Teacher
Διδάσκαλος (Didaskalos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Lord,
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

rightly
καλῶς (kalōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2573: Well, nobly, honorably, rightly. Adverb from kalos; well.

[so],
λέγετε (legete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

because
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I am.
εἰμὶ (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.
(13) Ye call me Master and Lord--i.e., Master in the sense of Teacher. The word in the original is not "Rabbi." (Comp. Note on John 11:28.) The Jewish pupils called their teachers "Rabbi" and "Mar" (Teacher), and it was not permitted to any pupil to call his teacher by his proper name (Sanhedr., fol. 100, ?1). The word "Master" here refers to His position as their Teacher; the word Lord to the reverence which they paid to Him. These were the common titles of everyday life which He here asserts for Himself.

Verse 13. - Ye name me the Teacher and the Lord. "Rabbi and Mara," the names of reverence which disciples of the Hebrew teachers were accustomed to offer to their masters. Φωνεῖν means to name, and the two nominatives are used appellatively, not as vocatives. Tholuck regards them as vocatives. Scholars dared not address their teachers without some marks of respect. Διδάσκαλος is John's equivalent for רבי, my Master (see John 1:29; John 20:16). And ye say well; for so I am. At this supreme moment he does not repudiate this high function, nor abate any of his lofty claims. He was most obviously the highest in his condescending love. He had given no more amazing proof of the originality and supremacy of his nature than this inversion of all ordinary relations. So I AM - more, indeed, than "the Teacher," "the Savior," more than "the Master," as Peter said on a memorable occasion, "God was with him," and he was Immanuel - "God with us," and "Lord of all" (Acts 10:37, 38). 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.
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