John 13:15

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I haue giuen you an example, that yee should doe, as I haue done to you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have given you an example, so that you may do what I have done to you.
- Basic English Bible

for I have given you an example that, as I have done to you, ye should do also.
- Darby Bible

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
- Webster's Bible

For I have set you an example in order that you may do what I have done to you.
- Weymouth Bible

For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
- World English Bible

for Y haue youun `ensaumple to you, `that as I haue do to you, so do ye.
- Wycliffe Bible

`For an example I gave to you, that, according as I did to you, ye also may do;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 13:15


Joh 13:15 For I have given you an example. Christ gave an example, not a church ordinance. It is our duty to follow the example and render the same kind of service to fellow Christians. To make his example a ceremonial and follow it literally would be to lose its spirit. Note the fact that not once else where is it referred to in the New Testament as a church ordinance, and only once mentioned at all. It is named as a mark of a godly widow in 1Ti 5:10. Nor is there any mention of it as a church ordinance until the fourth century. The lesson is that he who would be greatest must be always ready to serve others in a spirit of humility and self-sacrifice.

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