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John 13:5

    John 13:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    After that he pours water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then he poureth water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he put water into a basin and was washing the feet of the disciples and drying them with the cloth which was round him.

    Webster's Revision

    Then he poureth water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    World English Bible

    Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then he poureth water into the bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

    Definitions for John 13:5

    Wherewith - The things with which...

    Clarke's Commentary on John 13:5

    Poureth water into a bason, etc. - This was the office of the meanest slaves. When David sent to Abigail, to inform her that he had chosen her for wife, she arose and said: Behold, let thy handmaid be a Servant, to Wash the Feet of the Servants of my lord, 1 Samuel 25:41. Some of the ancients have supposed that our Lord began with washing the feet of Judas, to inspire him with sentiments of compunction and remorse, to melt him down with kindness, and to show all his disciples how they should act towards their enemies. Dr. Lightfoot supposes he washed the feet of Peter, James, and John only; but this is not likely: the verb αρχεσθαι in the sacred writings, signifies, not only to commence, but to finish an act, Acts 1:1; and in the Septuagint, Genesis 2:3. There is every reason to believe that he washed the feet of all the twelve. See on John 13:9 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on John 13:5

    Began to wash ... - It was uniformly the office of a servant to wash the feet of guests, 1 Samuel 25:41. It became a matter of necessity where they traveled without shoes, and where they reclined on couches at meals. It should be remembered here that the disciples were not sitting at the table, as we do, but were lying with their feet extended from the table, so that Jesus could easily have access to them. See the notes at Matthew 23:6.

    Wesley's Notes on John 13:5

    13:5 Into the basin - A large vessel was usually placed for this very purpose, wherever the Jews supped.