John 13:8

“Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Peter saith vnto him, Thou shalt neuer wash my feete. Iesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Peter *said to Him, "Never shall You wash my feet! Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Peter said, I will never let my feet be washed by you, never. Jesus said in answer, If I do not make you clean you have no part with me.
- Basic English Bible

Peter says to him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, Unless I wash thee, thou hast not part with me.
- Darby Bible

Peter saith to him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
- Webster's Bible

Never, while the world lasts, said Peter, "shall you wash my feet." "If I do not wash you," replied Jesus, "you have no share with me."
- Weymouth Bible

Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I don't wash you, you have no part with me."
- World English Bible

Petre seith to hym, Thou schalt neuere waische my feet. Jhesus answeride to hym, If Y schal not waische thee, thou schalt not haue part with me.
- Wycliffe Bible

Peter saith to him, `Thou mayest not wash my feet -- to the age.' Jesus answered him, `If I may not wash thee, thou hast no part with me;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 13:8


13:8 If I wash thee not - If thou dost not submit to my will, thou hast no part with me - Thou art not my disciple. In a more general sense it may mean, If I do not wash thee in my blood, and purify thee by my Spirit, thou canst have no communion with me, nor any share in the blessings of my kingdom.


People's Bible Notes for John 13:8


Joh 13:8 If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Washing, with the Jews, was a symbolical act, signifying purification from uncleanliness. That Christ referred to more than a washing with water was understood by Peter as is evident from his reply. Christ could only wash with blood the obedient.

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