2 Now by the time of supper, the Devil s had already put it into the heart of Judas, t Simon Iscariot’s son, to betray u Him. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into His hands, v that He had come from God, w and that He was going back to God. x 4 So He got up from supper, laid aside His robe, y took a towel, and tied it around Himself. z 5 Next, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel tied around Him.
6 He came to Simon Peter, a who asked Him, “Lord, are You going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus answered him, “What I’m doing you don’t understand now, but afterward you will know.” b
Jesus replied, “If I don’t wash you, you have no part with Me.”
10 “One who has bathed,” Jesus told him, “doesn’t need to wash anything except his feet, but he is completely * clean. You are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For He knew who would betray Him. This is why He said, “You are not all clean.”
12 When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His robe, He reclined c again and said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. d 15 For I have given you an example e that you also should do just as I have done for you.
16 “* I assure you: A * slave is not greater than his master, f g and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. h 18 I’m not speaking about all of you; I know those I have chosen. i But the Scripture j must be fulfilled: k The one who eats My bread l has raised his heel against Me. m n
19 “I am telling you now before it happens, o so that when it does happen you will believe p that I am He. q 20 I assure you: Whoever receives anyone I send receives Me, and the one who receives r Me receives Him who sent Me.”
22 The disciples started looking at one another—uncertain which one He was speaking about. 23 One of His disciples, the one Jesus loved, v was reclining close beside Jesus. w 24 Simon Peter motioned to him to find out who it was He was talking about. 25 So he leaned back against Jesus and asked Him, “Lord, who is it?”
26 Jesus replied, “He’s the one I give the piece of bread to after I have dipped it.” x When He had dipped the bread, y He gave it to Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son. z 27 After Judas ate the piece of bread, Satan a entered him. Therefore Jesus told him, “What you’re doing, do quickly.”
28 None of those reclining at the table knew why He told him this. 29 Since Judas b kept the money-bag, some thought that Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival,” c or that he should give something to the poor. 30 After receiving the piece of bread, he went out immediately. And it was night. d
31 When e he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the * Son of Man f is glorified, and God is glorified g in Him. h 32 If God is glorified in Him, i God will also glorify Him in Himself and will glorify Him at once.
34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love l for one another.”
36 “Lord,” Simon Peter said to Him, “where are You going?”
Jesus answered, “Where I am going m you cannot follow Me now, but you will follow later.”
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