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23 The disciple that Jesus dearly loved[a] was at the right of him at the table[b] and was leaning his head on Jesus.

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  1. 13:23 The Aramaic is “the one Jesus showed mercy to.” This was obviously John, the one who wrote this Gospel. Remember, you too can say, “I am the disciple who Jesus dearly loves and shows mercy to.”
  2. 13:23 This could be a figure of speech for “the place of honor.”

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