John 13:3

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;

John 13:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
ESV
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,
NLT
3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God.
MSG
3 Jesus knew that the Father had put him in complete charge of everything, that he came from God and was on his way back to God.
CSB
3 Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into His hands, that He had come from God, and that He was going back to God.

John 13:3 Meaning and Commentary

John 13:3

Jesus knowing that the Father
These words express the sense Christ had of his own greatness and dignity as Mediator:

had given all things into his hands;
all the persons of the elect, all blessings both of grace and glory for them, and power and authority over all other persons and things, to make them subservient to his purposes:

and that he was come from God;
had his mission and commission, as man, from God; did not come of himself, but he sent him:

and went to God;
or was going to him in a very little time, to sit at his right hand, to have a name above every name, and to have angels, authorities, and powers subject to him; which, as it shows his high esteem with his Father, and his exalted character as Mediator, so it greatly illustrates his wonderful humility, that in the view, and under a sense and consideration of all this, he should condescend to wash the feet of his disciples; of which an account is given in the following verses.

John 13:3 In-Context

1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.
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 he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Matthew 28:18
  • 2. John 8:42; John 16:27,28,30; John 17:8