1 Now before the feast of the passover, (Jesus knowing that his hour was come, when He should pass out of this world unto the Father, as He had loved his own, who were yet in the world, He loved them unto the end:)
2 supper being prepared, (the devil having put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him) Jesus, 3 who knew that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that He came from God, and was going to God, 4 riseth from supper, and turneth aside his clothes, and took a towel and tied it about Him; 5 and then pouring water into a bason, began to wash the feet of his disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded.
6 He cometh therefore to Simon Peter among the rest, who saith unto Him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou dost not now understand, but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith to Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I do not wash thee, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that hath been bathing, hath need only to wash his feet, being then clean all over: and thus ye are clean, but not all of you. 11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, Ye are not all clean.
12 And when He had washed their feet, and taken his clothes about Him, He sat down again, and said to them, Do ye know the intent of what I have been doing 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 also should do as I have done to you.
16 Verily, verily I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord, nor is the messenger 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 have done it that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me, hath lift up his heel against me.
19 And I tell you now, before it come, that when it comes to pass ye may believe that I am the Messiah. 20 Verily, verily I say unto you, He that receiveth him, whom I shall send, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth Him that sent me.
21 Jesus having said these things was troubled in spirit, and He openly testified and said, Verily, verily I tell you, that one of you will betray me.
22 The disciples therefore looked on one another, doubting of whom He spake. 23 Now there was one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, sitting next Him. 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him to ask, who it was concerning whom He spake. 25 And he, reclining on the breast of Jesus, saith unto Him, Lord, who is it?
26 Jesus answered, It is he to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it: and He dipped in a sop and gave it to Judas the Iscariot the son of Simon. 27 And after the sop Satan entred into him. Then Jesus saith unto him, What thou dost, do quickly.
28 But none of those that sat at table knew wherefore He said this to him. 29 For some of them thought, because Judas kept the purse, that Jesus said to him, Buy what things we have need of against the feast: or that he should give something to the poor. 30 He therefore, when he had taken the sop, immediately went out. And it was night.
31 And when he was gone out Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him: 32 and if God be glorified in Him, God will glorify Him in Himself, and will soon glorify Him.
33 Little children, I am to be with you but a little while longer. Ye will wish for me, and as I said to the Jews, "Whither I go ye cannot come", so I now tell 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: for by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 35 if ye have mutual love to each other.
36 Simon Peter saith unto Him, Lord, whither art thou going? Jesus answered him, Whither I am going thou canst not follow me now, but thou shalt follow me hereafter.
37 Peter saith unto Him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.
38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily verily I tell thee, The cock shall not crow till thou hast denied me thrice.