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John 13:3

    John 13:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus , knowing that the Father had given all the things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus, being conscious that the Father had put everything into his hands, and that he came from God and was going to God,

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus , knowing that the Father had given all the things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God,

    World English Bible

    Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and was going to God,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God,

    Clarke's Commentary on John 13:3

    Knowing that the Father had given, etc. - Our Lord, seeing himself almost at the end of his race, and being about to leave his apostles, thought it necessary to leave them a lesson of humility exemplified by himself, to deliver them from the bad influence of those false ideas which they formed concerning the nature of his kingdom. On all occasions previously to this, the disciples had shown too much attachment to worldly honors and dignities: if this ambition had not been removed, the consequences of it would have been dreadful in the establishment of the religion of Christ; as after his death, it would have divided and infallibly dispersed them. It was necessary therefore to restrain this dangerous passion, and to confirm by a remarkable example what he had so often told them, - that true greatness consisted in the depth of humility, and that those who were the willing servants of all should be the highest in the account of God.

    Barnes' Notes on John 13:3

    Jesus knowing ... - With the full understanding of his dignity and elevation of character, he yet condescended to wash their feet. The evangelist introduces his washing their feet by saying that he was fully conscious of his elevation above them, as being intrusted with all things, and this made his humiliation the more striking and remarkable. Had he been a mere human teacher or a prophet, it would have been remarkable; but when we remember the dignity of his nature, it shows how low he would stoop to teach and save his people.

    Had given all things ... - See the notes at Matthew 28:18.

    Was come from God - See the notes at John 8:42.

    Went to God - Was about to return to heaven. See John 6:61-62.

    Wesley's Notes on John 13:3

    13:3 Jesus knowing - Though conscious of his own greatness, thus humbled himself.