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John 13:1-17 (Lexham English Bible)

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Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

1 Now before the feast of Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, [and]a having loved [his]b own in the world, loved them to the end. 2 And [as]c a dinner was taking place, [when]d the devil had already put into the heart of Judas [son] of Simon Iscariot that he should betray him, 3 [because he]e knew that the Father had given him all [things] into [his]f hands, and that he had come forth from God and was going away to God, 4 he got up from the dinner and took off [his]g outer clothing, and taking a towel, tied [it]h around himself. 5 Then he poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe [them]i dry with the towel {which he had tied around himself}.j 6 Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand after these [things]." 8 Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet {forever}!"k Jesus replied to him, "Unless I wash you, you do not have a share with me." 9 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also [my]l hands and [my]m head!" 10 Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed {only needs}n to wash [his]o feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not all [of you]." 11 (For he knew the one who would betray him; because of this he said, "Not all [of you] are clean.") 12 So when he had washed their feet and taken his outer clothing and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done for you? 13 You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you speak correctly, for I am. 14 If then I--[your]p Lord and Teacher--wash your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that just as I have done for you, you also do. 16 Truly, truly I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you understand these [things], you are blessed if you do them.
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