John 13:4

Overview - John 13
Jesus washes the disciples' feet, and exhorts them to humility and charity.
18 He foretells and discovers to John by a token, that Judas should betray him;
31 commands them to love one another;
36 and forewarns Peter of his denials.
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John 13:4  (King James Version)
He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

laid aside
That is, his gown, or upper coat, [himatia,] with the girdle by which it was girdled close to his tunic, or inner coat; and instead of his girdle, he tied a towel about him, that he might have it in readiness to dry their feet,and that he might appear as a servant. Indeed the whole action was a servile one; and never performed by a superior to an inferior.
Luke 12:37 ; 17:7 22:27 2 Corinthians 8:9 ; Philippians 2:6-8