John 13:23
New International Version
One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.

New Living Translation
The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table.

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

Berean Study Bible
One of His disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at His side.

Berean Literal Bible
There was reclining one of His disciples whom Jesus loved in the bosom of Jesus.

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

New King James Version
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

New American Standard Bible
Lying back on Jesus’ chest was one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

NASB 1995
There was reclining on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

NASB 1977
There was reclining on Jesus’ breast one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Amplified Bible
One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved (esteemed), was leaning against Jesus’ chest.

Christian Standard Bible
One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was reclining close beside Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One of His disciples, the one Jesus loved, was reclining close beside Jesus.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there was one of his disciples who was supported in his bosom, for whom Yeshua had great affection.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus' favorite disciple was sitting next to him at the meal,

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.

Good News Translation
One of the disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was sitting next to Jesus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, was near him at the table.

International Standard Version
One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus kept loving, had been sitting very close to him.

Literal Standard Version
And there was one of His disciples reclining in the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus was loving;

NET Bible
One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor.

New Heart English Bible
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining against Jesus' chest.

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

World English Bible
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was at the table, leaning against Jesus' breast.

Young's Literal Translation
And there was one of his disciples reclining (at meat) in the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus was loving;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
22The disciples looked at one another, perplexed as to which of them He meant. 23One of His disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at His side. 24So Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus which one He was talking about.…

Cross References
Luke 16:22
One day the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. And the rich man also died and was buried.

John 1:18
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father's side, has made Him known.

John 13:24
So Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus which one He was talking about.

John 19:26
When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, "Woman, here is your son."

John 20:2
So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb," she said, "and we do not know where they have put Him!"

John 21:7
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it) and jumped into the sea.

John 21:20
Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. He was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper to ask, "Lord, who is going to betray You?"


Treasury of Scripture

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

leaning.

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

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

John 21:20
Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

whom.

John 11:3,5,36
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick…

John 19:26
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

John 20:2
Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.









(23) Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom.--Leonardo's picture is in one respect misleading, and, like most paintings of the Lord's Supper, has not represented the method in which the guests reclined rather than sat at table. Each leaned on his left arm, leaving the right arm free. The feet were stretched out behind the guest on his right hand, and the back of the head reached near to the bosom of the guest on the left. (Comp. Note on John 13:25.) The Jews followed this Persian method of reclining on couches at meals from the time of the Captivity, and this method of eating the Passover had the special significance of security and possession of the Promised Land, as opposed to the attitude of one undertaking a journey, which was part of the original institution (Exodus 12:11).

One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved--i.e., John himself. (Comp. John 21:2; John 21:7; John 21:20-23, and Introduction, p. 375.) The same designation occurs also in John 19:26. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
One
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples,
μαθητῶν (mathētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

the one whom
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

loved,
ἠγάπα (ēgapa)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

reclining
ἀνακείμενος (anakeimenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 345: To recline, especially at a dinner-table. From ana and keimai; to recline.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[His]
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

side.
κόλπῳ (kolpō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2859: Apparently a primary word; the bosom; by analogy, a bay.


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