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John 13 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:1 - Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:2 - And during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:3 - Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:4 - rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:5 - Then 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:6 - He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:7 - Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not know now, but afterward you will understand."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:8 - Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part in me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:9 - Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:10 - Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but he is clean all over; and you are clean, but not every one of you."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:11 - For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, "You are not all clean."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:12 - When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:13 - You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:14 - If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:15 - For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:16 - Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:17 - If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
(Mat 26:21–25; Mar 14:18, 19; Luk 22:21–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:18 - I am not speaking of you all; I know whom I have chosen; it is that the scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:19 - I tell you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:20 - Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives any one whom I send receives me; and he who receives me receives him who sent me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:21 - When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:22 - The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:23 - One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was lying close to the breast of Jesus;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:24 - so Simon Peter beckoned to him and said, "Tell us who it is of whom he speaks."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:25 - So lying thus, close to the breast of Jesus, he said to him, "Lord, who is it?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:26 - Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give this morsel when I have dipped it." So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:27 - Then after the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:28 - Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:29 - Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him, "Buy what we need for the feast"; or, that he should give something to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:30 - So, after receiving the morsel, he immediately went out; and it was night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:31 - When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:32 - if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:33 - Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going you cannot come.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:34 - A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:35 - By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:36 - Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going you cannot follow me now; but you shall follow afterward."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:37 - Peter said to him, "Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:38 - Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the cock will not crow, till you have denied me three times.
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