John 13:12-30 Reading the Passage

Three Things to Know about the All-Knowing Christ – John 13:12-30

13 (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.

(18) I am not referring to all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture, “He who shares my bread lifted up his heel against me.” (19) I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you may believe that I am he. (20) I tell you the truth, whoever receives anyone whom I send is receiving me; and whoever receives me is receiving the one who sent me.

(21) After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in his spirit and testified, I tell you the truth, one of you shall betray me. (22) The disciples looked at one another, having no idea of whom he spoke. (23) One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining at the table in front of Jesus. (24) Simon Peter motioned to him and said, Tell us who it is of whom he is speaking. (25) He, leaning back on Jesus’ chest, asked him, Lord, who is it? (26) Jesus answered, It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread after I have dipped it in the dish. So after he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. (27) As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus then said to him, What you are about to do, do quickly. (28) Now no one at the table knew why Jesus spoke these words to him. (29) Some thought that, because Judas had charge of the money bag, Jesus was instructing him, Buy the things we need for the Feast; or, that Jesus was telling him to give something to the poor. (30) After he had received the piece of bread, he immediately went out; and it was night.

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