Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Then He *poured water into the basin, and began (A)washing the disciples’ feet and wiping them with the towel which He had tied around Himself. So He *came to Simon Peter. He *said to Him, “Lord, You are washing my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not realize right now, but you will understand (B)later.” Peter *said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, (C)If I do not wash you, (D)you have no [a]place with Me.” Simon Peter *said to Him, “Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus *said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet; otherwise he is completely clean. And (E)you are clean—but [b]not all of you.” 11 For (F)He knew the one who was betraying Him; it was for this reason that He said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12 Then, when He had washed their feet, and (G)taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you? 13 You call Me (H)‘Teacher’ and (I)‘Lord’; and [c]you are correct, for so I am. 14 So if I, (J)the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I gave you (K)an example, so that you also would do just as I did for you. 16 Truly, truly I say to you, (L)a slave is not greater than his master, nor is (M)[d]one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, you are (N)blessed if you do them. 18 (O)I am not speaking about all of you. I know the ones whom I have (P)chosen; but this is happening (Q)so that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘(R)He who eats My bread has lifted up his heel against Me.’ 19 From now on (S)I am telling you before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may believe that (T)I am He. 20 Truly, truly I say to you, (U)the one who [e]receives anyone I send, [f]receives Me; and the one who [g]receives Me [h]receives Him who sent Me.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 13:8 Or part
  2. John 13:10 I.e., not each one
  3. John 13:13 Lit you say well
  4. John 13:16 Gr apostolos used in a non-apostolic sense
  5. John 13:20 Or accepts
  6. John 13:20 Or accepts
  7. John 13:20 Or accepts
  8. John 13:20 Or accepts