1 Now just before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour was come when he should leave this world to go to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, showed forth his love to the end.
2 So while supper was proceeding, and the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given everything into his hands, and that he was come from God, 4 and was now going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his upper garments, and took a towel and girded himself. 5 Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples and to wipe them with the towel with which he had girded himself.
6 Then he came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"
7 Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand it later."
8 Peter answered, "No, never shall you wash my feet." "If I do not wash you," said Jesus, "you have no part in me."
9 "Lord," said Simon Peter, "not my feet only, but also my hands and my head."
10 Jesus said: "He who has bathed needs only to have his feet washed, and he is altogether clean; and you are clean, but not all of you." 11 (For he knew who should betray him, for that reason he said that they were not every one of them clean.)
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had put on his upper garments again, and taken his place, he said to them. 13 "Do you understand what I have been doing to you? You call me 'Teacher' and 'Master', and you say well, for such I am. 14 If then I have washed your feet, I the 'Master' and the 'Teacher', you also ought to wash one another's feet, 15 for I have given you an example, that you also should do what I have done to you.
16 In solemn truth I tell you that a slave is not greater than his master, neither is a messenger greater than the one who sends him. 17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them. 18 I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen, but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, which says. "He who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me.
19 "From this time forward, I tell you before it comes to pass, that when it is come to pass you may believe who I am. 20 In solemn truth I tell you, he who receives any one that I send is receiving me; and he who receives me is receiving Him who sent me."
21 When he had spoken thus, Jesus was deeply moved. He testified and said, "In solemn truth I tell you that one of you will betray me."
22 Then the disciples began looking at one another, wondering which one of them he meant. 23 There was reclining upon Jesus' breast one of the disciples whom he loved. 24 So Simon Peter beckoned to him, saying, "Ask who it is about whom he is speaking." 25 So that disciples just leaned back against Jesus' breast and said to him, "Lord, who is it?"
26 "It is that one," answered Jesus, " to whom I am going to give a piece of bread, after dipping it." 27 So when he had dipped the bread, he took it and gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon. And after he had received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. "What you do, do quickly," said Jesus.
28 Now no one at the table understood why he said this to him, 29 for some were thinking, as Judas kept the purse, that Jesus meant to tell him, "Buy the things that we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor. 30 When he had taken the piece of bread, Judas went out immediately; and it was night.
31 So when he was gone, Jesus said: "Now has the Son of man been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and straightway will he glorify him.
33 "My little children, I am only to be with you a little longer. You will seek me; just as I said to the Jews, 'Where I go you cannot come,' so now I say to you.
34 I give you a new commandment, Love one another! 35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another."
36 Simon Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" "Where I am going," answered Jesus, "you cannot follow me now; but you shall follow me later."
37 "Why cannot I follow you now, Master?" said Peter. "I will lay down my life for you." Jesus answered him.
38 "Your life you will lay down for me? In solemn truth I tell you, the cock shall not crow before you have three times disowned me."