Jesus Washes His Disciplesâ€™ Feet
13Â It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2Â The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3Â Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4Â so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5Â After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciplesâ€™ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
6Â He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, â€œLord, are you going to wash my feet?â€
7Â Jesus replied, â€œYou do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.â€
8Â â€œNo,â€ said Peter, â€œyou shall never wash my feet.â€
Jesus answered, â€œUnless I wash you, you have no part with me.â€
9Â â€œThen, Lord,â€ Simon Peter replied, â€œnot just my feet but my hands and my head as well!â€
10Â Jesus answered, â€œThose who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.â€ 11Â For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
12Â When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place.â€œDo you understand what I have done for you?â€ he asked them. 13Â â€œYou call me â€˜Teacherâ€™ and â€˜Lord,â€™ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14Â Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one anotherâ€™s feet. 15Â I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16Â Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.17Â Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
18Â â€œI am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: â€˜He who shared my bread has turned against me.â€™
19Â â€œI am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 20Â Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.â€
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