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John 13:4–20

4 * got up from supper, and * laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He agirded Himself.

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

5 Then He * poured water into the basin, and began to awash 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 ahereafter.”

8 Peter * said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, aIf I do not wash you, byou 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 to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and ayou are clean, but not all of you.

11 For aHe 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 ataken 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 aTeacher and bLord; and 1you are right, for so I am.

14 If I then, athe Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

15 For I gave you aan example that you also should do as I did to you.

16 Truly, truly, I say to you, aa slave is not greater than his master, nor is bone who is sent greater than the one who sent him.

17 If you know these things, you are ablessed if you do them.

18 aI do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have bchosen; but it is cthat the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘dHe who eats My bread has lifted up his heel against Me.’

19 From now on aI am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that bI am He.

20 Truly, truly, I say to you, ahe who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.”

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