1Nowbefore the Feast of 1the Passover, Jesusknowing that 2His hour had come that He would depart out of thisworld3to the Father, having loved His ownwho were in the world, He loved them ato the end.
2Duringsupper, 4the devil having alreadyput into the heart of 5JudasIscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,
Jesus, 6knowing that the Father had givenallthings into His hands, and that 7He had comeforth from God and was goingback to God,
4got up from supper, and laidaside His garments; and taking a towel, He 8girdedHimself.
5Then He pouredwater into the basin, and began to 9wash the disciples'feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
6So He came to SimonPeter. He said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?"
7Jesusanswered and said to him, "What I do you do not realizenow, but you will understand10hereafter ."8Petersaid to Him, "Never shall You wash my feet!" Jesusanswered him, "11If I do not wash you, 12you havenopart with Me."9SimonPetersaid to Him, "Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."
10Jesussaid to him, "He who has bathedneedsonly to wash his feet, but is completelyclean; and 13you are clean, but not all of you."11
For 14He knew the one who was betraying Him; for thisreason He said, "Not all of you are clean."12Sowhen He had washed their feet, and 15taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you knowwhat I have done to you?13"You call Me 16Teacher and 17Lord; and byou are right, for so I am.14"If I then, 18the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you alsoought to washoneanother'sfeet.15"For I gave you 19an example that you also should do as I did to you.16"Truly, truly, I say to you, 20a slave is not greater than his master, nor is 21one who is sentgreater than the one who sent him.17"If you knowthesethings, you are 22blessedif you do them.