450-451 :Do Not Class Yourself Greater Than Others

450-451 :Do Not Class Yourself Greater Than Others

WHEN the supper was ended, Jesus rose from the table, laid aside His garments,
 and took and fastened a towel about him.
 Pouring water into a basin He began to wash the disciples' feet
and to wipe them with the towel he had wrapped around him.
When he came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?"
Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now,
but you will understand after."
Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet."
Jesus answered him, saying, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with me."
Then Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head."

But Jesus answered and said,

"He who is clean needs only to wash his feet to be clean all over.
And you are clean-but not all of you." Jesus added the words "
not all of you"for he knew who was to betray him.

After he had washed their feet and had taken his garments and was seated again,
 he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
You call me Master and Lord, and you speak well, for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet,
you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example,
that you should do as I have done to you.
"Truly, truly I say to you, the servant is not greater than his lord,
 nor is he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.


"I speak not of you all. I know whom I have chosen,
 for the scripture must be fulfilled which says,

'He who eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against Me.'"

When Jesus had spoken, he was deeply troubled and said: "
Truly, truly I say to you that one of you shall betray Me."
Then the disciples looked at one another, not knowing of whom He spoke.
 Now close beside Jesus at the table was one of the disciples whom He loved.
Simon Peter therefore beckoned to this disciple that He should ask who it was
 of whom Jesus spoke.
Then he, leaning towards Jesus, said to him. "Lord, who is it?"
Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread,
when I have dipped it in the bowl."
And when He had dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
     And after Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

Then Jesus said to him,
 "What you must do, do quickly."
Now no one at the table knew why He said this to him.
For some of them thought, since Judas had the purse,
that Jesus had told him to buy the things that would be needed for the festival,
 or that he should give something to the poor.
Then having received the bread, Judas went out immediately. And it was night.


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