Gospel of John, chapter 13
Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet - Jesus Identifies His Betrayer - The New Commandment - Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
Gospel of John, chapter 13 Now before the Feast of the Passover when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, to the end He loved them. And supper being ended, the devil already having put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot Simon’s son, to betray Him, knowing Jesus that all things He had given the Father into His hands, and that from God He had come and to God He was going, He rose from the supper and He laid aside His garments, and taking a towel he girded Himself. After that He poured water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter, And Peter said to Him; Lord, are You washing my feet? Jesus answered and said to him; what I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will know after this. Peter said to Him; You shall not wash my feet to the end of time. Jesus answered him; if I do not wash you, you have no part with Me. Said to Him Simon Peter; Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. He said to him Jesus; He who is bathed has no need his feet to wash, but is entire clean; and you are clean, but not all of you. For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said; not all of you are clean. So when He had washed their feet and took (back) His garments, (and) sat down again He said to them; Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me, the Teacher and the Lord, and you say well; for so I am. If I then have washed your feet, (being) the Lord and the Teacher, you also ought one another’s to wash the feet. An example therefore I have given you, so that as I have done to you, you should also do; Most assuredly I say to you, there is no servant greater than his master, nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. Concerning not everyone I speak to you; I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He who eats with Me the bread has lifted up against Me his heel. Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass you may believe that I am He. Most assuredly I say to you, he who receives whomever I send, receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. When Jesus had said these things He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said; Most assuredly I say to you one of you will betray Me. Then they looked at one another the disciples, perplexed about whom He spoke. Now there was leaning one of His disciples on the bosom of Jesus whom Jesus loved; he therefore motioned to him Simon Peter to ask who it was of whom He spoke. Then leaning himself back on the breast of Jesus he said to Him; Lord, who is it? Jesus answered; it is he to whom I, after I have dipped a piece of bread shall give (to him). And having dipped the bread He gave it to Judas Iscariot the son of Simon. And after the piece of bread then entered in him satan. Then He said to him Jesus; What you do, do quickly. This however no one knew of the ones sat at the table for what reason He said to him. For some thought, because the money box Judas had, that He had said to him Jesus, buy those things we need for the feast, or that to the poor he should give something. Having then received the piece of bread him he went out immediately; and it was night. So when he had gone out, Jesus said; Now is glorified the Son of Man, and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, also God will glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. Little children, a little while longer I shall be with you. You will seek Me, and as I said to the Jews where I am going, you cannot come, so to you now I say. A new commandment I give to you that you love one another, as I have loved you that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if love you have for one another. Simon Peter said to Him; Lord, where are You going? Jesus answered him; where I am going, you cannot follow Me now, but afterward you shall follow Me. He said to Him Peter; Lord, why can I not follow You now? My life for Your sake I will lay down. He answered him Jesus; your life for My sake you will lay down! Most assuredly I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.