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John 13 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It was almost time for the Jewish Passover Feast. Jesus knew that it was time for him to leave this world and go back to the Father. He had always loved those who were his own in the world, and he loved them all the way to the end. 1 It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.
2 Jesus and his followers were at the evening meal. The devil had already persuaded Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to turn against Jesus. 2 The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus.
3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him power over everything and that he had come from God and was going back to God. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
4 So during the meal Jesus stood up and took off his outer clothing. Taking a towel, he wrapped it around his waist. 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
5 Then he poured water into a bowl and began to wash the followers' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
6 Jesus came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"
7 Jesus answered, "You don't understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later." 7 Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
8 Peter said, "No, you will never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "If I don't wash your feet, you are not one of my people." 8 "No," said Peter, "you shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with me."
9 Simon Peter answered, "Lord, then wash not only my feet, but wash my hands and my head, too!" 9 "Then, Lord," Simon Peter replied, "not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!"
10 Jesus said, "After a person has had a bath, his whole body is clean. He needs only to wash his feet. And you men are clean, but not all of you." 10 Jesus answered, "A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you."
11 Jesus knew who would turn against him, and that is why he said, "Not all of you are clean." 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and sat down again. He asked, "Do you understand what I have just done for you? 12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them.
13 You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you are right, because that is what I am. 13 "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am.
14 If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash each other's feet. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.
15 I did this as an example so that you should do as I have done for you. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
16 I tell you the truth, a servant is not greater than his master. A messenger is not greater than the one who sent him. 16 I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
17 If you know these things, you will be happy if you do them. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
18 "I am not talking about all of you. I know those I have chosen. But this is to bring about what the Scripture said: 'The man who ate at my table has turned against me.' 18 "I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture: 'He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me.'
19 I am telling you this now before it happens so that when it happens, you will believe that I am he. 19 "I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He.
20 I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send also accepts me. And whoever accepts me also accepts the One who sent me." 20 I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me."
21 After Jesus said this, he was very troubled. He said openly, "I tell you the truth, one of you will turn against me." 21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, "I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me."
22 The followers all looked at each other, because they did not know whom Jesus was talking about. 22 His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant.
23 One of the followers sittingn next to Jesus was the follower Jesus loved. 23 One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.
24 Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus whom he was talking about. 24 Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, "Ask him which one he means."
25 That follower leaned closer to Jesus and asked, "Lord, who is it?" 25 Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?"
26 Jesus answered, "I will dip this bread into the dish. The man I give it to is the man who will turn against me." So Jesus took a piece of bread, dipped it, and gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 26 Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon.
27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered him. Jesus said to him, "The thing that you will do -- do it quickly." 27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. "What you are about to do, do quickly," Jesus told him,
28 No one at the table understood why Jesus said this to Judas. 28 but no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him.
29 Since he was the one who kept the money box, some of the followers thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the feast or to give something to the poor. 29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the Feast, or to give something to the poor.
30 Judas took the bread Jesus gave him and immediately went out. It was night. 30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.
31 When Judas was gone, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man receives his glory, and God receives glory through him. 31 When he was gone, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him.
32 If God receives glory through him, then God will give glory to the Son through himself. And God will give him glory quickly." 32 If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.
33 Jesus said, "My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and what I told the Jews, I tell you now: Where I am going you cannot come. 33 "My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.
34 "I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you. 34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35 All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other." 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
36 Simon Peter asked Jesus, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going you cannot follow now, but you will follow later." 36 Simon Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus replied, "Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later."
37 Peter asked, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I am ready to die for you!" 37 Peter asked, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
38 Jesus answered, "Are you ready to die for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don't know me." 38 Then Jesus answered, "Will you really lay down your life for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!