New American Standard Bible
"You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
King James Bible
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye are already clean by reason of the word which I have spoken to you.
World English Bible
You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Young's Literal Translation
already ye are clean, because of the word that I have spoken to you;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Now ye are clean - Still keeping up the figure καθαροί katharoi. It does not mean that they were perfect, but that they had been under a process of purifying by his instructions all the time he had been with them. He had removed their erroneous notions of the Messiah; he had gradually reclaimed them from their fond and foolish views respecting earthly honors; he had taught them to be willing to forsake all things; and he had so trained and disciplined them that immediately after his death they would be ready to go and bear fruit among all nations to the honor of his name. In addition to this, Judas had been removed from their number, and they were now all true followers of the Saviour. See the notes at John 13:10.
Through the word - By means of the teachings of Jesus while he had been with them.
LibraryFebruary 8 Morning
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends.--JOHN 15:15. The Lord said, shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?--It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.--God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.--Even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
June 13 Morning
August 20. "Herein is My Father Glorified" (John xv. 8).
March 15. "Continue Ye in My Love" (John xv. 9).
Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."
"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
"Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
"For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
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