Life's washing in love to maintain fellowship
Washing by the Lord Himself
before the aFeast
of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His bhour
had come for Him to depart out of this world unto the cFather
, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the uttermost.
And while supper was taking place, the adevil
having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son
of Simon, that he should bbetray
knowing that the Father had agiven
all into His hands and that He had bcome
forth from God and was going to God,
Rose from supper and 1laid
aside His outer garments; and taking a 2towel
, He 3girded
Then He poured 1water
into the basin and began to 2wash
the disciples' 3feet
and to wipe them
with the towel with which He was girded.
He came then to Simon Peter. Peter
said to Him, Lord, do You wash my feet?
Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing you do not 1know
now, but you will 1know
after these things.
Peter said to Him, You shall by no means wash my feet forever. Jesus answered him, Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.
Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
Jesus said to him, He who is 1abathed
has no need except to wash his feet, but is wholly bclean
; and you are clean, but not all of you.
For He aknew
the one betraying Him; for this reason
He said, Not all of you are clean.
Washing by one another among the believers
Then when He had washed their feet and taken His outer garments and reclined at the table
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 rightly, for I am.
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
For I have given you an aexample
so that you also may do even as I have done to you.
Truly, truly, I say to you, A aslave
is not greater than his master, nor 1one
who is sent greater than the one who sends him.
If you know these things, ablessed
are you if you do them.
Washed, but not in the fellowship
I do not speak concerning aall
of you. I know whom I have bchosen
, but that the cScripture
may be fulfilled, d
"He who 1eats
bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.''
From now on I am atelling
you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe that 1bI
Truly, truly, I say to you, aHe
who receives whomever I shall send receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
When Jesus had said these things, He became troubled in His aspirit
, and He testified and said, Truly, truly, I say to you that bone
of you will betray Me.
The disciples looked at one another, perplexed over whom He was speaking about.
One of His disciples, awhom
Jesus loved, was reclining on Jesus' bosom.
Simon Peter therefore nodded to him to inquire who it might be about whom He was speaking.
Then he, while reclining thus on Jesus' breast, said to Him, Lord, who is it?
Jesus answered, It is he for whom I will dip the morsel and to whom I will give it.
And dipping the morsel, He gave it
to Judas Iscariot, the son
And at that moment, after the morsel, aSatan
entered into him. Jesus therefore said to him, What you do, do quickly.
But none of those reclining at table
knew why He said this to him.
For some supposed, since Judas held the purse, that Jesus was saying to him, Buy the things that we have need of for the feast, or that he should give something to the poor.
Therefore having taken the morsel, he went out immediately; and it was night.
Washed and willing to remain in the fellowship, but failing
Then when he went out, Jesus said, Now has the Son of Man been 1aglorified
, and God has been 2bglorified
God has been 2aglorified
in Him, God will also 3bglorify
Him in Himself, and He will glorify Him immediately.
Little children, aI
am still with you a little while; byou
will seek Me, and even as I said to the Jews, cWhere
I am going, you cannot come, now I say to you also.
A new 1acommandment
I give to you, that you blove
one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
Peter said to Him, Lord, where are You going? Jesus answered him, bWhere
I go you cannot follow Me now, but you will cfollow
Peter said to Him, Lord, why can't I follow You now? I will lay down my 1life
Jesus answered, Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly, I say to you, A arooster
shall by no means crow until you deny Me three times.