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John 13:1-17 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them 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 And during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, 2 The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus.
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going 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 rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. 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 basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. 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 He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"
7 Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not know now, but afterward you will understand." 7 Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
8 Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part in me." 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 said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" 9 "Then, Lord," Simon Peter replied, "not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!"
10 Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but he is clean all over; and you are clean, but not every one 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 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, "You are not all 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 washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to 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, for so I am. 13 "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he 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, blessed are you if you do them. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.