John Chapter 13 

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John 13

Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

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

Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

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

16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.

23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.

25 He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.

29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.

30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.

33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.

37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.

38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

32 thoughts on “John Chapter 13 

  1. Now before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that His hour had come [and it was time] for Him to leave this world and return to the Father. Having [greatly] loved His own who were in the world, He loved them [and continuously loves them with His perfect love] to the end (eternally).

    Then He poured water into the basin and began washing the disciples’ feet and wiping them with the towel which was tied around His waist.
    JOHN 13:1‭, ‬5 AMP

    … by love serve one another.
    Galatians 5:13b KJV

    Jesus made a simple yet difficult point:
    LOVE = SERVE

    Because, He loved them with a perfect love, He girded Himself and served them in the lowliest of ways. The job was considered so base, that no Jew could be compelled to do it, yet Jesus served of His own accord. He even washed the very heel that would be lifted up against Him. Then He stepped even lower and served us all on the cross.

    The only way our love for Him and each other will ever be truly manifested will be by our whole-hearted willingness to serve even in ways that we may feel are beneath us. (If we actually do feel that way, then we have overestimated ourselves, because the servant is not above his Master). This love can’t be service we are guilted into or forced by others to do; it must be an outflowing desire to serve others from the heart. Every time we serve others, we reflect the love of God that is shed abroad in our hearts and we become a little more like our Lord.

  2. John 13
    After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded

    Such an act of humility. Why the feet . In the days of
    Jesus the feet would have been dirty . They had been on the dirt roads. Most probably they were wearing sandals. Jesus stopped . He placed His hands into the water where cleansing took place.
    One last lesson on how He wanted to show how to serve . One lasting impression just before His death cf cleansing.

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

    16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

    17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

    Cleanse us daily in Your presence Lord . Help us to humbly submit to Your will . To reach to the lowest to Love the most unlovable. To delight in serving. Help us to be an example as You were to this world in all humility with joy. In Jesus name

  3. 21. Now Jesus was deeply troubled, and he exclaimed, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me!”

    26. Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot.

    30. So Judas left at once, going out into the night.NLT

    Anytime someone is away from Jesus (especially if they have eaten of the Bread of Life and walked away), they are in darkness. The closer we are to Jesus, the more Light we have in our lives.

    John 8:12
    Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. KJV

  4. 20I tell you the truth, anyone who welcomes my messenger is welcoming me, and anyone who welcomes me is welcoming the Father who sent me.”

    Each and everyone of us should welcome every evangelist, prophet and preacher who comes to give us a message from God. If you honor and respect the man of God, you’re honoring and respecting God also.

  5. In the beginning of this chapter in the MSG version in verses 12-17 it says “Then he said, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Master,’ and rightly so. That is what I am. So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other’s feet. I’ve laid down a pattern for you. What I’ve done, you do. I’m only pointing out the obvious. A servant is not ranked above his master; an employee doesn’t give orders to the employer. If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it—and live a blessed life.” Jesus laid down the pattern, now we have to follow and do the same.

    The middle of this chapter verse 21 speaks of betrayal as it says “After he said these things, Jesus became visibly upset, and then he told them why. “One of you is going to betray me.” We may think how in the world could one of the disciples do such a thing (after seeing/witnessing everything first hand); but, Judas did. We may think like Peter, we never would; but, at the end of the chapter it says in verses 37-38 MSG “Master,” said Peter, “why can’t I follow now? I’ll lay down my life for you!” “Really? You’ll lay down your life for me? The truth is that before the rooster crows, you’ll deny me three times.” But, we must remember John 3:16-17 AMP “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him.

  6. 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
    6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
    7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
    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.

    Serving and learning to be served. We have all been called to serve one another, which can be challenging for some but in the same sense allowing someone to serve us can be just as challenging for some people. For these others it can seem inconceivable to allow those that they admonish, to step down and serve them, personally this is a challenge for me and it’s something that I’ve had to grow past. Ultimately we must learn how to serve any body at any time and allow others to help us in our needs

  7. 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
    35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

  8. 13:1 now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of the world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved loved them unto the end .

    —————
    … He loved them unto the end.
    Always faithful
    Without wavering
    Enduring
    Loving
    Helping

  9. But I am giving you a new command. You must love each other, just as I have loved you. If you love each other, everyone will know that you are my disciples.
    John 13:34‭-‬35 CEV
    It is love that draws people into His KINGDOM!
    I am reminded of an old song with these words in it. When love is in the house, the house is packed.’ And it is true. People are looking for what is real and true. We are that truth, let’s share it with the people that are coming into POFW today❤❤

  10. St. John 13:34-35
    34) A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
    35) By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

    1 John 4:7 & 11
    7) Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
    11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

  11. THY KINGDOM COME
    KINGDOM IDENTITY

    35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

    JESUS declares that we do not need a medal, wristband, identification card to be identified as HIS Disciples or Representatives of HIS Kingdom. We need LOVE one toward another.

    Everybody has Love, not everybody knows how to distribute or share it. LOVE is given us by JESUS to teach us how to share it with others. The way HE Loves us is the way we should Love others to be HIS Disciples.

    Lets purpose today to Love one another. Share the Love of JESUS with someone in need or hurting today.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  12. John 13:33-34 (English Amp) ( Dear little children, I am to be with you only a little longer, You will look for Me , and I told the Jews, so I tell you now you are not able to come where I am going. [34] I give you a new commandment; that you should love one another, Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. We need to love and pray for one another and help one another. Welcome our guests with love and smiles on our face. Ready to help them in what they need. It’s a blessing to a soul being baptize in Jesus name.

  13. John 13
    31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
    32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.

    33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
    34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
    35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

  14. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

    We must seek the Lord while He can be found. There will come a day when people will seek after Him and they will not find Him. Today we have the opportunity to prepare a place for Him to come and dwell among us and those that are hungry and seeking for Him will find Him. He has become our everything – to the hurting He’s hope, to the broken He’s a healer, to the lost He’s a comforter, whatever we have need of we can find in JESUS.

  15. iLove the Kingdom
    10Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
    You can be a disciple, you can sit in His presence, you can eat with the Master, you can do signs and wonders and miracles and yet you can still be unclean. Judas was filled with satan in the presence of the King, in the middle of supper. The same could happen to anyone who does not get their heart right. Church and supper dont save folks, but repentance, prayer, and true worship keep you clean in the presence of Jesus

  16. 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

    35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

    We need this love one to another so much more in this day and time. So many of our children that come to Sunday school don’t know this love and teachers and bus staff work every week to demonstrate it before them and to love them…even when they are being redirected for unbecoming behavior. We must show this love to them no matter where we see them so they can learn godly love for others too and be his disciple.

  17. In one of the final moments Jesus would spend amongst his disciples, he chose to reinforce an important aspect of our fellowship. To reinforce it’s importance, he didn’t just suggest, he said ‘A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.’

    Love amongst the body is a sign of strength within the body! We may weep, we may rejoice, we may even sometimes disagree, yet it is our love that brings us together even in the most difficult of situations. That is what the world truly takes notice of! It is that love which uniquely identifies us as being a follower of him!

    John would reinforce this principle with a simple thought provoking question. He declared that ‘If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.’ The love of God should always be an evident fruit that is borne amongst the people of the living God!

  18.  16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

    It will not matter your personal status here on earth. In the end we will all be judged by the same book and God. How can we measure up to each other, for we will not be judged by one another, but by the Bible. We must serve the Kingdom of God with all we have.

  19. [Jhn 13:34 KJV] 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

    The Old Testament taught us to love our neighbor as ourselves as well as the stranger.
    [Lev 19:18, 34 KJV] 18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD. … 34 [But] the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.
    We were also taught to love God with everything within us: [Deu 6:5 KJV] 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
    Yet, the new commandment tells us to love one another like Jesus loves us. There is a big difference in how we love ourselves and how Jesus loves us! This is unselfish, godly love that seeks nothing in return. This is the kind of love that will distinguish true Christians from all others! 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

  20. Humility 101

    6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

    This was given to us as an example that no matter how high we climb in this world we are always willing to take the low road and do what it takes to help someone walk with Jesus. Washing someone’s feet is like washing their past away. Sister Chanaukt taught us through Pastor Watts that it is like being rebaptized. This is the cleansing of where you have been. Jesus in this scripture teaches that we have to do what it takes, no matter what it is to help someone wash their past so that they can move on to their future.

  21. 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
    35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

    We are known by our actions; we are known by our love, God’s love! By His love and grace we are saved to be able to walk with Him as His disciples. Love one another – it’s a commandment, it’s our duty. Just like faith, love must be put into action and with friends day, it’s such a great opportunity to be His disciples and share His love! Lord, let them see You in me, let them feel you and hear you when I speak!

  22. 12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

    Wow!!!! To be able to wash someone’s feet, knowing that they are about to betray you and have you killed.

    And just think, Jesus was the example of how we are supposed to be.

  23. “He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭13:4-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    He was ready to work. There was no time to sit around and do nothing after the meal. He had a job to do. The only way it would get done for for him to get right to it.

    There is no time to waste. We too need to get to work. We need to be ready to stand up and work fo Jesus.

  24. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

    I don’t think he was just talking about foot washing here.
    I believe we’re to be following the things Christ did. You know be a Christian, be Christ like. Earlier we were taking the trash out and I said to “There’s anointance in this trash taking out”
    Then I said “there’s anointance in cleaning them toilets” “there’s anointance in cutting this grass”

    What I’m saying is what better way is there to practice humility than all this things. Jesus took the humble role so should we. That’s where the anointing is.

  25. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
    John 13:34‭-‬35 KJV

    Unconditional. No matter what. He was their greatest cheerleader and best support, but He also rebuked them for getting out of line. The boundaries of a loving relationship will determine the health of it. God loves us, and we should love each other as He loves us. He offers grace, mercy and forgiveness. We should not hesitate to do the same. God doesn’t tolerate disrespect and mockery. We shouldn’t either. Healthy loving boundaries to operate in can help us to know what to expect from other parties and can build trust.

  26. 3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

    4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

    5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    Jesus came to give us an example to follow of servanthood and love. We are to serve one another and show love one to another by this we demonstrate that we are His disciples.

  27. 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

    7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

    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.

  28. Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

    2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;

    3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

    4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

    5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

    7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

    Our Lord Jesus has a people in the world that are his own; he has purchased them, and paid dear for them, and he has set them apart for himself; they devote themselves to him as a peculiar people. Those whom Christ loves, he loves to the end. Nothing can separate a true believer from the love of Christ. We know not when our hour will come, therefore what we have to do in constant preparation for it, ought never to be undone. What way of access the devil has to men’s hearts we cannot tell. But some sins are so exceedingly sinful, and there is so little temptation to them from the world and the flesh, that it is plain they are directly from Satan. Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, that he might teach us to think nothing below us, wherein we may promote God’s glory, and the good of our brethren. We must address ourselves to duty, and must lay aside every thing that would hinder us in what we have to do. Christ washed his disciples’ feet, that he might signify to them the value of spiritual washing, and the cleansing of the soul from the pollutions of sin. Our Lord Jesus does many things of which even his own disciples do not for the present know the meaning, but they shall know afterward. We see in the end what was the kindness from events which seemed most cross. And it is not humility, but unbelief, to put away the offers of the gospel, as if too rich to be made to us, or too good news to be true. All those, and those only, who are spiritually washed by Christ, have a part in Christ. All whom Christ owns and saves, he justifies and sanctifies. Peter more than submits; he begs to be washed by Christ. How earnest he is for the purifying grace of the Lord Jesus, and the full effect of it, even upon his hands and head! Those who truly desire to be sanctified, desire to be sanctified throughout, to have the whole man, with all its parts and powers, made pure. The true believer is thus washed when he receives Christ for his salvation. See then what ought to be the daily care of those who through grace are in a justified state, and that is, to wash their feet; to cleanse themselves from daily guilt, and to watch against everything defiling. This should make us the more cautious. From yesterday’s pardon, we should be strengthened against this day’s temptation. And when hypocrites are discovered, it should be no surprise or cause of stumbling to us. Observe the lesson Christ here taught. Duties are mutual; we must both accept help from our brethren, and afford help to our brethren. When we see our Master serving, we cannot but see how ill it becomes us to domineer. And the same love which led Christ to ransom and reconcile his disciples when enemies, still influences him.

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