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. 18 (I)I am not speaking of all of you; I know (J)whom I have chosen. But (K)the Scripture will be fulfilled,[b] (L)‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ 19 (M)I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, (N)whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 13:16 Or bondservant, or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)
  2. John 13:18 Greek But in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled

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