John 13:1-20 New American Standard Bible

Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet

13 Now before the Feast of the Passover , Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father , having loved His own who were in the world , He loved them to the end . 2  During supper , the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot , the son of Simon , to betray Him, 3  Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands , and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God , 4  got up from supper , and laid aside His garments ; and taking a towel , He girded Himself . 5  Then He poured water into the basin , and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded . 6  So He came to Simon Peter . He said to Him, "Lord , do You wash my feet ?" 7  Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now , but you will understand hereafter e ." 8  Peter said to Him, "Never e shall You wash my feet !" Jesus answered him, " If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me." 9  Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord , then wash not only my feet , but also my hands and my head ." 10  Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only e e to wash his feet , but is completely clean ; and you are clean , but not all of you." 11  For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said , "Not all of you are clean ." 12  So when He had washed their feet , and taken His garments and reclined at the table again , He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? 13  "You call Me Teacher and Lord ; and you are right , for so I am . 14  "If I then , the Lord and the Teacher , washed your feet , you also ought to wash one another's feet . 15  "For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. 16  "Truly , truly , I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master , nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. 17  "If you know these things , you are blessed if you do them.

18  " I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen ; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled , ' HE WHO EATS MY BREAD HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.' 19  "From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass , so that when it does occur , you may believe that I am He. 20  "Truly , truly , I say to you, he who receives whomever e I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

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