The Gospel according to S. John. Chapter 13
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1 Iesus washeth the disciples feete: exhorteth them to humilitie and charitie. 18 He foretelleth, and discouereth to Iohn by a token that Iudas should betray him: 31 Commandeth them to loue one another, 36 And forewarneth Peter of his deniall.
1Now before the feast of the Passeouer, when Iesus knew that his houre was come, that he should depart out of this world vnto the Father, hauing loued his owne which were in the world, he loued them vnto the end.1
2And supper being ended (the deuill hauing now put into the heart of Iudas Iscariot Simons sonne to betray him.)
3Iesus knowing that the Father had giuen all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God:
4He riseth from supper, and layed aside his garments, and tooke a towell, and girded himselfe.
5After that, he powreth water into a bason, and beganne to wash the disciples feete, and to wipe them with the towell wherewith he was girded.
6Then commeth he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith vnto him, Lord, doest thou wash my feete?
7Iesus answered, and said vnto him, What I doe, thou knowest not now: but thou shalt know heereafter.
8Peter saith vnto him, Thou shalt neuer wash my feete. Iesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9Simon Peter saith vnto him, Lord, not my feete only, but also my hands, and my head.
10Iesus saith to him, He that is washed, needeth not, saue to wash his feet, but is cleane euery whit: and ye are cleane, but not all.
11For he knew who should betray him, therefore said he, Ye are not all cleane.
12So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set downe againe, he said vnto them, Know ye what I haue done to you?
13Ye call me Master and Lord, and ye say well: for so I am.
Iudas, the traitour.
14If I then your Lord and Master haue washed your feete, yee also ought to wash one anothers feete.
15For I haue giuen you an example, that yee should doe, as I haue done to you.
16Uerily, verily I say vnto you, the seruant is not greater then his lord, neither he that is sent, greater then hee that sent him.16
17If yee know these things, happy are ye if ye doe them.
18¶ I speake not of you all, I know whom I haue chosen: but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with mee, hath lift vp his heele against me.18
19Now I tell you before it come, that when it is come to passe, yee may beleeue that I am he.19
20Uerily, verily I say vnto you, he that receiueth whomsoeuer I send, receiueth me: and he that receiueth me, receiueth him that sent me.20
21When Iesus had thus sayd, hee was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Uerily, verily I say vnto you, that one of you shall betray me.21
22Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom hee spake.
23Now there was leaning on Iesus bosome one of his disciples, whom Iesus loued.
24Simon Peter therefore beckened to him, that he should aske who it should be of whom he spake.
25Hee then lying on Iesus breast, saith vnto him, Lord, who is it?
26Iesus answered, Hee it is to whom I shall giue a soppe, when I haue dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gaue it to Iudas Iscariot the sonne of Simon.26
27And after the soppe, Satan entred into him, Then said Iesus vnto him, That thou doest, doe quickly.
28Now no man at the table knew, for what intent he spake this vnto him.
29For some of them thought, because Iudas had the bagge, that Iesus had sayd vnto him, Buy those things that wee haue need of against the feast: or that he should giue some thing to the poore.
30He then hauing receiued the sop, went immediatly out: and it was night.
31¶ Therefore when hee was gone out, Iesus sayd, Now is the Sonne of man glorified: and God is glorified in him.
32If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorifie him in himselfe, and shall straightway glorifie him.
33Litle children, yet a litle while I am with you. Ye shall seeke mee, and as I said vnto the Iewes, whither I go, ye cannot come: so now I say to you.33
34A new commandement I giue vnto you, That yee loue one another, as I haue loued you, that yee also loue one another.34
35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if yee haue loue one to another.
36¶ Simon Peter sayd vnto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Iesus answered him, Whither I goe, thou canst not follow me now: but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
37Peter said vnto him, Lord, why can not I follow thee now? I will lay downe my life for thy sake.37
38Iesus answered him, Wilt thou lay downe thy life for my sake? Uerily, verily I say vnto thee, the Cocke shall not crow, til thou hast denied me thrise.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for John Chapter 13
1 Mat.26. 2.
16 Matth.10. 24. chap. 15.20.
18 Psal.41. 10.
19 Or, from henceforth.
20 Matth.10. 40.
21 Matth.26. 21.
26 Or, morsell.
33 Chap.7. 34.
34 Chap.15. 17. leui.19. 18. 1.iohn 4.21.
37 Matt.26. 33.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania