1Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.2And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him,3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,4rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.5After that, 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.6Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, are You washing my feet?"7Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."8Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."9Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"10Jesus said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."11For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."12So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?13You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.14If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.15For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.16Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.17If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.18I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.' 19Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.20Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
1Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance; and by marriage he allied himself with Ahab.2After some years he went down to visit Ahab in Samaria; and Ahab killed sheep and oxen in abundance for him and the people who were with him, and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramoth Gilead.3So Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, "Will you go with me against Ramoth Gilead?" And he answered him, "I am as you are, and my people as your people; we will be with you in the war."4And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire for the word of the Lord today."5Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for God will deliver it into the king's hand."6But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not still a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of Him?" 7So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil. He is Micaiah the son of Imla." And Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say such things!"8Then the king of Israel called one of his officers and said, "Bring Micaiah the son of Imla quickly!"9The king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah, clothed in their robes, sat each on his throne; and they sat at a threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.10Now Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made horns of iron for himself; and he said, "Thus says the Lord: 'With these you shall gore the Syrians until they are destroyed.' "11And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, "Go up to Ramoth Gilead and prosper, for the Lord will deliver it into the king's hand."12Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Therefore please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak encouragement."13And Micaiah said, "As the Lord lives, whatever my God says, that I will speak."14Then he came to the king; and the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?" And he said, "Go and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand!"15So the king said to him, "How many times shall I make you swear that you tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?"16Then he said, "I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the Lord said, 'These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.' "17And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"18Then Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right hand and His left.19And the Lord said, 'Who will persuade Ahab king of Israel to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?' So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner.20Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, 'I will persuade him.' The Lord said to him, 'In what way?'21So he said, 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And the Lord said, 'You shall persuade him and also prevail; go out and do so.'22Therefore look! The Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these prophets of yours, and the Lord has declared disaster against you."23Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way did the spirit from the Lord go from me to speak to you?"24And Micaiah said, "Indeed you shall see on that day when you go into an inner chamber to hide!"25Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah, and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;26and say, 'Thus says the king: "Put this fellow in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction until I return in peace." ' "27Then Micaiah said, "If you ever return in peace, the Lord has not spoken by me." And he said, "Take heed, all you people!"28So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth Gilead.29And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "I will disguise myself and go into battle; but you put on your robes." So the king of Israel disguised himself, and they went into battle.30Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the chariots who were with him, saying, "Fight with no one small or great, but only with the king of Israel."31So it was, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, "It is the king of Israel!" Therefore they surrounded him to attack; but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him, and God diverted them from him.32For so it was, when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.33Now a certain man drew a bow at random, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of his armor. So he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around and take me out of the battle, for I am wounded."34The battle increased that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot facing the Syrians until evening; and about the time of sunset he died.
21Therefore the Lord heard this and was furious; So a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel,22Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation.23Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven,24Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven.25Men ate angels' food; He sent them food to the full.26He caused an east wind to blow in the heavens; And by His power He brought in the south wind.27He also rained meat on them like the dust, Feathered fowl like the sand of the seas;28And He let them fall in the midst of their camp, All around their dwellings.29So they ate and were well filled, For He gave them their own desire.30They were not deprived of their craving; But while their food was still in their mouths,31The wrath of God came against them, And slew the stoutest of them, And struck down the choice men of Israel.32In spite of this they still sinned, And did not believe in His wondrous works.33Therefore their days He consumed in futility, And their years in fear.34When He slew them, then they sought Him; And they returned and sought earnestly for God.35Then they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.36Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth, And they lied to Him with their tongue;37For their heart was not steadfast with Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.