Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

13 Now (A)before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that (B)His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He (C)loved them to the end.

And [a]supper being ended, (D)the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing (E)that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He (F)had come from God and (G)was going to God, (H)rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, (I)“Lord, are You washing my feet?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you (J)do not understand now, (K)but you will know after this.”

Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!”

Jesus answered him, (L)“If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”

10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and (M)you are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For (N)He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.”

12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you [b]know what I have done to you? 13 (O)You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 (P)If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, (Q)you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For (R)I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 (S)Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 (T)If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

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Footnotes

  1. John 13:2 NU during supper
  2. John 13:12 understand

(A)Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but (B)in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. (C)Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of (D)others.

The Humbled and Exalted Christ

(E)Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, (F)being in the form of God, did not consider it [a]robbery to be equal with God, (G)but [b]made Himself of no reputation, taking the form (H)of a bondservant, and (I)coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and (J)became (K)obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 2:6 Or something to be held onto to be equal
  2. Philippians 2:7 emptied Himself of His privileges

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