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John 13:25

    John 13:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He then lying on Jesus' breast said to him, Lord, who is it?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He, then, resting his head on Jesus' breast, said to him, Lord, who is it?

    Webster's Revision

    He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

    World English Bible

    He, leaning back, as he was, on Jesus' breast, asked him, "Lord, who is it?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 13:25

    He then lying on Jesus' breast - Επιπεσων, laying his head against the breast of Christ, in a loving, respectful manner. As the expressions in the text are different here from those in the preceding verse, it shows that John altered his position at table, in order to ask the question which Peter suggested, which he probably did by whispering to our Lord; for, from John 13:28, we may learn that the other disciples had not heard what John said; and it is likely that the following words - It is he to whom I shall give the morsel when I have dipped it, were whispered back by Christ to John.

    Barnes' Notes on John 13:25

    He then lying on Jesus' breast - This is a different word from the one rendered John 13:23 leaning. It means falling back or reclining on the bosom of Jesus. When Peter spake, John laid his head back on the bosom of Jesus, so that he could speak to him privately without being heard by others.

    Wesley's Notes on John 13:25

    13:25 Leaning down, and so asking him privately.