New International Version

John 13

Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

1It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

18 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned[a] against me.’[b]

19 “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 20 Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.”

21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.”

22 His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. 23 One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. 24 Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”

25 Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?”

26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28 But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. 30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

31 When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him,[c] God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

33 “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

36 Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”

Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”

37 Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.”

38 Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!

Footnotes

  1. John 13:18 Greek has lifted up his heel
  2. John 13:18 Psalm 41:9
  3. John 13:32 Many early manuscripts do not have If God is glorified in him.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約翰福音 13

耶穌為門徒洗腳

1逾越節之前,耶穌知道自己快要離開世界回到父那裡了。祂一直愛世上屬自己的人,並且愛他們到底。 吃晚飯的時候,魔鬼已經把出賣耶穌的念頭放在加略人西門的兒子猶大的心裡。 耶穌知道父將一切交給了祂,也知道自己從上帝那裡來、要回到上帝那裡, 就離席站起來,脫了外衣,把毛巾束在腰間, 然後倒了一盆水為門徒洗腳,用束在腰間的毛巾擦乾。 輪到西門·彼得的時候,他說:「主啊!你要洗我的腳嗎?」

耶穌回答說:「我這樣做,你現在雖然不明白,將來一定會明白。」

彼得說:「你絕對不可以洗我的腳。」

耶穌說:「如果我不洗你的腳,你就和我沒有關係了。」

西門·彼得說:「主啊,不只我的腳,連我的手和頭也幫我洗吧。」

10 耶穌說:「洗過澡的人全身是乾淨的,只要洗洗腳就好了。你們是乾淨的,但不是每一個都乾淨。」

11 因為耶穌知道誰要出賣祂,所以說:「你們不是每一個都乾淨。」

12 耶穌給門徒洗完了腳,便穿上外衣再次坐下來,然後問道:「我為你們做的,你們明白嗎? 13 你們稱呼我『老師』,也稱呼我『主』,你們稱呼得對,因為我是。 14 我是你們的老師又是你們的主,尚且給你們洗腳,你們更應當彼此洗腳。 15 我給你們立了一個榜樣,好讓你們效法我。

16 「我實實在在地告訴你們,奴僕不能大過主人,受差遣的也不能大過差遣他的人。 17 既然你們明白這個道理,如果去實踐,就有福了。 18 我這話不是對你們每一個人說的,我知道我揀選了誰,但這是為了要應驗聖經上的話,『吃我飯的人用腳踢我』[a] 19 我在事情還沒有發生之前,預先告訴你們,等事情發生以後,你們就會相信我是基督。 20 我實實在在地告訴你們,人若接待我所差遣的,就是接待我;接待我,就是接待差我來的那位。」

預言猶大賣主

21 說完這番話,耶穌心裡憂傷,便宣佈說:「我實實在在地告訴你們,你們中間有一個人要出賣我。」 22 門徒面面相覷,不知道耶穌指的是誰。 23-24 西門·彼得向耶穌所愛的那個門徒點頭示意,讓他問耶穌到底是誰要出賣祂。那門徒坐在耶穌旁邊, 25 便順勢靠過去問耶穌:「主啊,是誰呢?」

26 耶穌回答說:「我蘸一點餅給誰,就是誰。」耶穌就蘸了一點餅,遞給加略人西門的兒子猶大。 27 猶大吃了以後,撒旦就進了他的心。耶穌對他說:「你要做的事,趕快去做吧!」 28 同桌吃飯的人沒有人明白耶穌這話的意思。 29 因為猶大是管錢的,有人以為耶穌是叫他去買過節的用品,或者去賙濟窮人。 30 猶大吃過那塊餅後,立刻出去了。那時候是晚上。

新命令

31 猶大出去以後,耶穌就說:「現在人子得到榮耀了,上帝在人子身上也得了榮耀。 32 上帝既然在人子身上得了榮耀,也要讓人子在祂身上得榮耀,並且馬上要使人子得榮耀。 33 孩子們,我與你們同在的時間不多了,以後你們要找我,但我去的地方,你們不能去。這句話我以前對猶太人說過,現在也照樣告訴你們。 34 我賜給你們一條新命令——你們要彼此相愛。我怎樣愛你們,你們也要怎樣彼此相愛。 35 你們如果彼此相愛,世人就會認出你們是我的門徒。」

預言彼得不認主

36 西門·彼得問耶穌:「主啊,你要到哪裡去?」

耶穌回答說:「我要去的地方,你現在不能跟我去,但將來必定跟我去。」

37 彼得說:「主啊!為什麼我現在不能跟你去呢?就是為你死,我也願意!」

38 耶穌說:「你真的願意為我死嗎?我實實在在地告訴你,雞叫以前,你會三次不認我。」

Footnotes

  1. 13·18 參見詩篇41·9