12 When he had washed their feet and (A)put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, (B)“Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 (C)You call me (D)Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, (E)you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, (F)that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, (G)a servant[a] is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, (H)blessed are you if you do them.

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Footnotes

  1. John 13:16 Or bondservant, or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

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