Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power,1 and that he had come from God2 and was returning to God;
so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.3
After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet,4 drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
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