John 13:1-17 Reading the Passage

Clothe Yourself with Humility – John 13:1-17

13 It was just before the Passover Feast. Knowing that his hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father, and having loved his own who were in the world, Jesus now loved them to the fullest extend. (2) It was during supper, and the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Jesus. (3) Knowing that the Father had put all things under his authority, and that he had come forth from God and was returning to God, (4) Jesus got up from the supper table and laid aside his robe. He took a towel and wrapped it around his waist. (5) Then he poured water into the basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. (6) So he came to Simon Peter, but Peter said to him, Lord, are you going to wash my feet? (7) Jesus replied, You do not now understand what I am doing; but later you will understand. (8) Peter said to him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with me. (9) Simon Peter responded, Lord, not only my feet, but wash my hands and my head also. (10) Jesus said to him, He who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet and he is wholly clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you. (11) Jesus knew who would betray him; that is why he said, Not everyone of you is clean. (12) After he had washed their feet and put back on his robe, he sat down again. Then he asked them, Do you understand what I have done to you? (13) You call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and you speak correctly; that is what I am. (14) If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. (15) I have given you an example, you also should do as I have done to you. (16) I tell you the truth, a servant is not greater than his master; neither is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. (17) If you understand these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

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