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John 13 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:1 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:2 - The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:3 - Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:4 - so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:5 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:6 - He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:7 - Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:8 - “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:9 - “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:10 - Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:11 - For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:12 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:13 - “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:14 - Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:15 - I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:16 - Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:17 - Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

(Mat 26:21–25; Mar 14:18, 19; Luk 22:21–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:18 - “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned[fn] against me.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:19 - “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:20 - Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:21 - After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:22 - His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:23 - One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:24 - Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:25 - Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:26 - Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:27 - As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:28 - But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:29 - Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:30 - As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:31 - When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:32 - If God is glorified in him,[fn] God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:33 - “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:34 - “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:35 - By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:36 - Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:37 - Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:38 - Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!
NIV Footnotes
Greek has lifted up his heel
Psalm 41:9
Many early manuscripts do not have If God is glorified in him.

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