New International Version
One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.
King James Bible
Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
Darby Bible Translation
Now there was at table one of his disciples in the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom - The Jews of those days, at their suppers, reclined, supported by their left arm, on couches placed round the table, as the Greeks and Romans did. On each couch there were two or three persons; and the head of one of them came near to the bosom of him who reclined above him on the same couch. The person here mentioned was John, the writer of this history, who, being more tenderly loved by Christ than the rest, had always that place at table which was nearest to his Lord.
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Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.--JOHN 13:1. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.--Greater …
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Cannot and Can
"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, "Ask him which one he means."
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, "Woman, here is your son,"
So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.
Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is going to betray you?")
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