1Before the festival of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come to pass from this world tothe Father, having loved those who were his in the world, loved them to the end. 2They were at supper, and the devil had already put it into the mind of Judas Iscariot son of Simon, tobetray him. 3Jesus knew that the Father had put everything into his hands, and that he had come from God andwas returning to God, 4and he got up from table, removed his outer garments and, taking a towel, wrapped it round his waist; 5he then poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with thetowel he was wearing. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, 'Lord, are you going to wash my feet?' 7Jesus answered, 'At the moment you do not know what I am doing, but later you wil understand.' 8'Never!' said Peter. 'You shal never wash my feet.' Jesus replied, 'If I do not wash you, you can haveno share with me.' Simon Peter said, 9'Well then, Lord, not only my feet, but my hands and my head as wel !' 10Jesus said, 'No one who has had a bath needs washing, such a person is clean all over. You too areclean, though not all of you are.' 11He knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said, 'though not al of you are'. 12When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments again he went back to the table. 'Doyou understand', he said, 'what I have done to you? 13You cal me Master and Lord, and rightly; so I am. 14If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you must wash each other's feet. 15I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you. 16'In al truth I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, no messenger is greater than the one whosent him. 17'Now that you know this, blessed are you if you behave accordingly. 18I am not speaking about al of you: I know the ones I have chosen; but what scripture says must befulfil ed: 'He who shares my table takes advantage of me. 19I tel you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen you may believe that I am He. 20In all truth I tell you, whoever welcomes the one I send, welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me,welcomes the one who sent me.' 21Having said this, Jesus was deeply disturbed and declared, 'In al truth I tel you, one of you is goingto betray me.' 22The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he meant. 23The disciple Jesus loved was reclining next to Jesus; 24Simon Peter signed to him and said, 'Ask who it is he means,' 25so leaning back close to Jesus' chest he said, 'Who is it, Lord?' 26Jesus answered, 'It is the one to whom I give the piece of bread that I dip in the dish.' And when hehad dipped the piece of bread he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. 27At that instant, after Judas had taken the bread, Satan entered him. Jesus then said, 'What you aregoing to do, do quickly.' 28None of the others at table understood why he said this. 29Since Judas had charge of the common fund, some of them thought Jesus was telling him, 'Buy whatwe need for the festival,' or tel ing him to give something to the poor. 30As soon as Judas had taken the piece of bread he went out. It was night. 31When he had gone, Jesus said: Now has the Son of man been glorified, and in him God has beenglorified. 32If God has been glorified in him, God wil in turn glorify him in himself, and wil glorify him very soon. 33Little children, I shal be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and, as I told the Jews,where I am going, you cannot come. 34I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have lovedyou. 35It is by your love for one another, that everyone wil recognise you as my disciples. 36Simon Peter said, 'Lord, where are you going?' Jesus replied, 'Now you cannot fol ow me where I amgoing, but later you shall fol ow me.' 37Peter said to him, 'Why can I not fol ow you now? I will lay down my life for you.' 38'Lay down your life for me?' answered Jesus. 'In al truth I tel you, before the cock crows you wilhave disowned me three times.'
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