New International Version

John 13:1-38

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.

2The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

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

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

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

10Jesus 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.” 11For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

12When 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. 14Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17Now 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 turned13:18 Greek has lifted up his heel against me.’13:18 Psalm 41:9

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

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

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

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

26Jesus 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. 27As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 29Since 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. 30As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

31When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32If God is glorified in him,13:32 Many early manuscripts do not have If God is glorified in him. 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. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

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

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

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

38Then 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!

New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 13:1-38

ኢየሱስ የደቀ መዛሙርቱን እግር ማጠቡ

1ጊዜው ልክ ከፋሲካ በዓል በፊት ነበረ፤ ኢየሱስም ይህን ዓለም ትቶ ወደ አብ የሚሄድበት ጊዜ እንደ ደረሰ ዐወቀ። በዓለም የነበሩትን፣ የራሱ የሆኑትን ወደዳቸው፤ በፍጹም ፍቅሩም ወደዳቸው።13፥1 ወይም እስከ መጨረሻው

2እራትም ቀርቦ ሳለ፣ ኢየሱስን አሳልፎ እንዲሰጥ ዲያብሎስ የስምዖንን ልጅ የአስቆሮቱን ይሁዳ ልብ አነሣሥቶ ነበር። 3ኢየሱስም፣ አብ ሁሉን ነገር በሥልጣኑ ሥር እንዳደረገለት፣ ከእግዚአብሔር እንደ ተላከና ወደ እግዚአብሔርም እንደሚመለስ ዐውቆ፣ 4ከእራት ተነሣ፤ መጐናጸፊያውን አስቀመጠ፤ ወገቡንም በፎጣ ታጠቀ። 5ከዚያም በመታጠቢያው ውሃ ጨምሮ የደቀ መዛሙርቱን እግር እያጠበ በታጠቀው ፎጣ ያብስ ጀመር።

6ወደ ስምዖን ጴጥሮስም መጣ፤ ጴጥሮስም፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ አንተ እግሬን ታጥባለህ?” አለው።

7ኢየሱስም መልሶ፣ “የማደርገውን አሁን አታውቅም፤ በኋላ ግን ታስተውላለህ” አለው።

8ጴጥሮስም፣ “የለም፤ እግሬን ከቶ አታጥብም” አለው።

ኢየሱስም፣ “ካላጠብሁህማ ከእኔ ጋር ዕድል ፈንታ የለህም” አለው።

9ስምዖን ጴጥሮስም፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ እንግዲያውስ እግሬን ብቻ ሳይሆን እጄንም ራሴንም እጠበኝ” አለው።

10ኢየሱስም፣ “ገላውን የታጠበ ሰው የሚያስፈልገው እግሩን ብቻ መታጠብ ነው፤ የቀረው አካሉ ግን ንጹሕ ነው። ሁላችሁም ባትሆኑ፣ እናንተ ንጹሓን ናችሁ” አለው። 11“ሁላችሁም ንጹሓን አይደላችሁም” ያለው አሳልፎ የሚሰጠው ማን እንደሆነ ያውቅ ስለ ነበር ነው።

12እግራቸውን አጥቦ ካበቃ በኋላም፣ ልብሱን ለብሶ ተመልሶ በቦታው ተቀመጠ፤ እንዲህም አላቸው፤ “ያደረግሁላችሁን ታስተውላላችሁን? 13እናንተ፣ ‘መምህርና፣ ጌታ’ ትሉኛላችሁ፤ ትክክል ነው፤ እንደምትሉኝ እንዲሁ ነኝና። 14እንግዲህ እኔ ጌታችሁና መምህራችሁ ሆኜ ሳለሁ እግራችሁን ካጠብሁ፣ እናንተም እንደዚሁ እርስ በርሳችሁ እግራችሁን ልትተጣጠቡ ይገባችኋል። 15እኔ እንዳደረግሁላችሁ እናንተም እንደዚሁ እንድታደርጉ ምሳሌ ትቼላችኋለሁ። 16እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ አገልጋይ ከጌታው፣ መልእክተኛም ከላከው አይበልጥም። 17እንግዲህ እነዚህን ነገሮች ዐውቃችሁ ብትፈጽሙ ትባረካላችሁ።

አልፎ እንደሚሰጥ ኢየሱስ መናገሩ

18“ስለ ሁላችሁ መናገሬ አይደለም፤ የመረጥኋቸውን ዐውቃለሁ፤ ነገር ግን፣ ‘እንጀራዬን አብሮኝ የቈረሰ ተረከዙን አነሣብኝ’ የሚለው የመጽሐፍ ቃል እንዲፈጸም ነው።

19“ሲፈጸም እኔ እንደሆንሁ ታምኑ ዘንድ፣ ይህ ከመሆኑ በፊት አሁን ነገርኋችሁ። 20እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ እኔ የላክሁትን የሚቀበል እኔን ይቀበላል፤ እኔን የተቀበለም የላከኝን ይቀበላል።”

21ይህን ካለ በኋላም ኢየሱስ በመንፈሱ ታውኮ፣ “እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ከእናንተ አንዱ እኔን አሳልፎ ይሰጣል” ሲል በግልጽ ተናገረ።

22ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ማንን ማለቱ እንደሆነ ግራ ተጋብተው እርስ በርሳቸው ተያዩ። 23ከእነርሱ አንዱ፣ ኢየሱስ ይወደው የነበረ ደቀ መዝሙር ወደ ኢየሱስ ደረት ተጠግቶ ተቀምጦ ነበር። 24ስምዖን ጴጥሮስም ይህን ደቀ መዝሙር በምልክት ጠቅሶ “ማንን ማለቱ እንደሆነ ጠይቀው” አለው።

25እርሱም ወደ ኢየሱስ ደረት ደገፍ ብሎ፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ ማን ይሆን?” ብሎ ጠየቀው።

26ኢየሱስም፣ “ይህን ቊራሽ እንጀራ ከወጭቱ አጥቅሼ የምሰጠው እርሱ ነው” አለው፤ ከዚያም ቊራሹን እንጀራ አጥቅሶ ለስምዖን ልጅ ለአስቆሮቱ ይሁዳ ሰጠው። 27ይሁዳም ቊራሹን እንጀራ እንደ ተቀበለ ወዲያው ሰይጣን ገባበት።

ኢየሱስም፣ “የምታደርገውን ቶሎ አድርግ” አለው፤ 28ይሁን እንጂ ኢየሱስ ለምን እንዲህ እንዳለው ማንም አላወቀም ነበረ። 29ይሁዳ ገንዘብ ያዥ ስለ ነበር፣ አንዳንዶቹ ለበዓሉ የሚያስፈልግ ነገር እንዲገዛ ወይም ለድኾች እንዲሰጥ ኢየሱስ የተናገረው መሰላቸው። 30ይሁዳም ያን ቊራሽ እንጀራ እንደ ተቀበለ ወጥቶ ሄደ፤ ሌሊትም ነበረ።

ጴጥሮስ እንደሚክደው ኢየሱስ መናገሩ

13፥37-38 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 26፥33-35፤ ማር 14፥29-31፤ ሉቃ 22፥33-34

31ይሁዳ ከወጣ በኋላ፣ ኢየሱስ እንዲህ አለ፤ “አሁን የሰው ልጅ ከበረ፤ በእርሱም እግዚአብሔር ከበረ። 32እንግዲህ እግዚአብሔር በእርሱ ከከበረ13፥32 አያሌ የጥንት ቅጆች እግዚአብሔር በእርሱ ከከበረ የሚለው ሐረግ የላቸውም፣ እግዚአብሔር ልጁን በራሱ ዘንድ ያከብረዋል፤ ወዲያውም ያከብረዋል።

33“ልጆቼ ሆይ፤ ከእናንተ ጋር የምቈየው ለጥቂት ጊዜ ነው፤ እናንተም ትፈልጉኛላችሁ፤ ለአይሁድ፣ ‘እኔ ወደምሄድበት ልትመጡ አትችሉም’ እንዳልኋቸው፣ አሁንም ለእናንተ ይህንኑ እላችኋለሁ።

34“አዲስ ትእዛዝ እሰጣችኋለሁ፤ ይኸውም እርስ በርሳችሁ እንድትዋደዱ ነው፤ እንግዲህ እኔ እንደ ወደድኋችሁ እናንተም እርስ በርሳችሁ ተዋደዱ። 35እርስ በርሳችሁ ብት ዋደዱ፣ ሰዎች ሁሉ የእኔ ደቀ መዛሙርት እንደሆናችሁ በዚህ ያውቃሉ።”

36ስምዖን ጴጥሮስ፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ የምትሄደው ወዴት ነው?” አለው።

ኢየሱስም፣ “ወደምሄድበት አሁን ልትከተለኝ አትችልም፤ ኋላ ግን ትከተለኛለህ” ሲል መለሰለት።

37ጴጥሮስም፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ አሁን ልከተልህ የማልችለው ለምንድን ነው? ስለ አንተ ሕይወቴንም ቢሆን አሳልፌ እሰጣለሁ” አለው።

38ኢየሱስም፣ እንዲህ ሲል መለሰ፤ “ሕይወትህን በርግጥ ለእኔ አሳልፈህ ትሰጣለህን? እውነት እልሃለሁ፤ ዶሮ ሳይጮኸ ሦስት ጊዜ ትክደኛለህ።”