SECOND PART: JESUS COMPLETES HIS WORK
13 • 1 It was before the feast of the Passover. Jesus realized that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father, and as he had loved those who were his own in the world, he would love them with perfect love.
Jesus washes his disciples’ feet
• 2 They were at supper and the devil had already put into the mind of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had entrusted all things to him, and as he had come from God, he was going to God. 4 So he got up from table, removed his garment and taking a towel, wrapped it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing.
6 When he came to Simon Peter, Simon said to him, “Why, Lord, you want to wash my feet!” 7 Jesus said, “What I am doing you cannot understand now, but afterwards you will understand it.” 8 Peter replied, “You shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you can have no part with me.” 9 Then Simon Peter said, “Lord, wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!”
10 Jesus replied, “Whoever has taken a bath does not need to wash (except the feet), for he is clean all over. You are clean, though not all of you.” 11 Jesus knew who was to betray him; because of this he said, “Not all of you are clean.”
12 When Jesus had finished washing their feet, he put on his garment again, went back to the table and said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Master and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I, then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also must wash one another’s feet. 15 I have just given you an example that as I have done, you also may do.
16 Truly, I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is the messenger greater than he who sent him. 17 Understand this, and blessed are you if you put it into practice.
18 I am not speaking of you all, because I know the ones I have chosen and the Scripture has to be fulfilled that says, The one who shared my table has risen against me. 19 I tell you this now before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may know that I am He.
20 Truly, I say to you, whoever welcomes the one I send, welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me, welcomes the One who sent me.”
21 After saying this, Jesus was distressed in spirit and said plainly, “Truly, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples then looked at one another, wondering who he meant. 23 One of the disciples, the one Jesus loved, was reclining near Jesus; 24 so Simon Peter signaled him to ask Jesus whom he meant.
25 And the disciple who was reclining near Jesus asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “I shall dip a piece of bread in the dish, and he to whom I give it, is the one.”
So Jesus dipped the bread and gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 And as Judas took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus then said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.”
28 None of the others reclining at table understood why Jesus said this to Judas. 29 As he had the common purse, they may have thought that Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or, “Give something to the poor.” 30 Judas left as soon as he had eaten the bread. It was night.
31 When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 God will glorify him, and he will glorify him very soon.
• 33 My children, I am with you for only a little while; you will look for me, but, as I already told the Jews, so now I tell you: where I am going you cannot come. 34 Now I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but afterwards you will.” 37 Peter said, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I am ready to give my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “To give your life for me! Truly, I tell you, the cock will not crow before you have denied me three times.”
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