John 13-15 American Standard Version

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Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet

13 1  Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto his Father, having loved his own that were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 2  And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son], to betray him, 3  [Jesus], knowing that the Father had given all the things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God, 4  riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded himself. 5  Then he poureth water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. 6  So he cometh to Simon Peter. He saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? 7  Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt understand hereafter. 8  Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. 9  Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10  Jesus saith to him, He that is bathed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. 11  For he knew him that should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. 12  So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13  Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. 14  If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet. 15  For I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you. 16  Verily, verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him. 17  If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

18  I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eateth my bread lifted up his heel against me. 19  From henceforth I tell you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am [he]. 20  Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Jesus Foretells His Betrayal

21  When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in the spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22  The disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. 23  There was at the table reclining in Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24  Simon Peter therefore beckoneth to him, and saith unto him, Tell [us] who it is of whom he speaketh. 25  He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? 26  Jesus therefore answereth, He it is, for whom I shall dip the sop, and give it him. So when he had dipped the sop, he taketh and giveth it to Judas, [the son] of Simon Iscariot. 27  And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore saith unto him, What thou doest, do quickly. 28  Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. 29  For some thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus said unto him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30  He then having received the sop went out straightway: and it was night.

The New Commandment

31  When therefore he was gone out, Jesus saith, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him; 32  and God shall glorify him in himself, and straightway shall he glorify him. 33  Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say unto you. 34  A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Peter's Denial Foretold

36  Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered, Whither I go, thou canst not follow now; but thou shalt follow afterwards. 37  Peter saith unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down my life for thee. 38  Jesus answereth, Wilt thou lay down thy life for me? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

Jesus the Way to the Father

14 1  Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God, believe also in me. 2  In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.

4  And whither I go, ye know the way. 5  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; how know we the way? 6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7  If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8  Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father? 10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I say unto you I speak not from myself: but the Father abiding in me doeth his works. 11  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father. 13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14  If ye shall ask anything in my name, that will I do.

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

15  If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments. 16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever, 17  [even] the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.

18  I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you. 19  Yet a little while, and the world beholdeth me no more; but ye behold me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20  In that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him. 22  Judas (not Iscariot) saith unto him, Lord, what is come to pass that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24  He that loveth me not keepeth not my words: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.

25  These things have I spoken unto you, while [yet] abiding with you. 26  But the Comforter, [even] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you. 27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.

28  Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I. 29  And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe. 30  I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me; 31  but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Jesus the True Vine

15 1  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit. 3  Already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you. 4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, except ye abide in me. 5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing. 6  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and [so] shall ye be my disciples.

9  Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide ye in my love. 10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and [that] your joy may be made full. 12  This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you. 13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14  Ye are my friends, if ye do the things which I command you. 15  No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known unto you. 16  Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17  These things I command you, that ye may love one another.

The World's Hatred

18  If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before [it hated] you. 19  If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20  Remember the word that I said unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21  But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22  If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23  He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24  If I had not done among them the works which none other did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25  But [this cometh to pass], that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear witness of me: 27  and ye also bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

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