New International Version
so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
King James Bible
He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
Darby Bible Translation
rises from supper and lays aside his garments, and having taken a linen towel he girded himself:
World English Bible
arose from supper, and laid aside his outer garments. He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
Young's Literal Translation
doth rise from the supper, and doth lay down his garments, and having taken a towel, he girded himself;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He riseth from supper - Not from eating, as Bishop Pearce has well observed, but from his place at table; probably the dishes were not as yet laid down, though the guests were seated. According to the custom of the Jews and other Asiatics, this washing must have taken place before the supper. See on John 13:2 (note).
Laid aside his garments - That is, his gown or upper coat, with the girdle wherewith it was girded close to his tunic or under coat; and, instead of this girdle, he tied a towel about him:
1. that he might appear in the character of a servant; and
2. that he might have it in readiness to dry their feet after he had washed them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
laid aside. That is, his gown, or upper coat, [himatia,] with the girdle by which it was girdled close to his tunic, or inner coat; and instead of his girdle, he tied a towel about him, that he might have it in readiness to dry their feet,and that he might appear as a servant. Indeed the whole action was a servile one; and never performed by a superior to an inferior.
LibraryDecember 16 Morning
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 …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
July 4 Morning
Cannot and Can
2 Kings 3:11
But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, through whom we may inquire of the LORD?" An officer of the king of Israel answered, "Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah."
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.
Won't he rather say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'?
When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them.
1 John 3:11
For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
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