Modern Literal Version
[John 13]


    {Jn 13:1-20 Thurs. Evening}

     13:1 Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that his hour has come that* he should proceed out of this world to his Father, having loved* his own that were in the world, he loved*them to the end. 13:2 And it happened during supper, the Slanderer had already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, that* he should give him up. 13:3 Jesus, knowing that the Father has given all the things into his hands and that he came forth from God and is going to God, 13:4 arises from supper and places aside his garments, and he took a towel and girded himself. 13:5 Thereafter he pours water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.

     13:6 Therefore he comes to Simon Peter and he says to him, Lord, why are you washing my feet?

     13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I do you do not know now; but you will know after this.

     13:8 Peter says to him, Never* wash my feet.

     Jesus answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with me.

     13:9 Simon Peter says to him, Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.

     13:10 Jesus says to him, He who is bathed does not need to wash, other than the feet, but is entirely clean and you* are clean, but not all. 13:11 (For* he knew him who is giving him up.) Then he said, You* are not all clean.


     13:12 Therefore when he had washed their feet and had taken his garments, having leaned-back again, he said to them, You* know what I have done for you*? 13:13 You* address me as the Teacher and, Lord, and you* say well; for* so I am. 13:14 Therefore if, I, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your* feet, you* also ought to wash one another's feet. 13:15 For* I gave you* an example, that* you* also should do like I have done for you*. 13:16 Assuredly, assuredly, I say to you*, A bondservant is not greater than his lord; nor is an apostle greater than he who sent him.13:17 If you* know these things, you* are fortunate if you* do them.

     13:18 I do not speak about all of you*. I know whom I have chosen; but in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, НHe who eats bread with me, lifted up his heel against me.М {Ps. 41:9} 13:19 From now on I tell you* before it happens, that*, whenever it has happened, you* may believe that I amhe. 13:20 Assuredly, assuredly, I say to you*, He who receives anyone, whomever I send, receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.


    {Mk 14:18-21, 27-31 & Mt 26:21-25, 31-35 & Lk 22:21-23, 31-38 & Jn 13:21-38}

     13:21 When Jesus had said these things, he was disturbed in the spirit and testified and said,Assuredly, assuredly, I say to you* that one out of you* will give me up.

     13:22 Therefore the disciples looked toward one another, being perplexed about whom he is talking about. 13:23 But one of his disciples was reclining on Jesus' bosom, the one whom Jesus loved*. 13:24 Therefore Simon Peter signals to him to inquire, who it might be, about whom he is talking about. 13:25 But he who had leaned upon Jesus' chest says to him, Lord, who is it?

     13:26 Jesus answers, It is he, to whom I have dipped the morsel and I will give it to him. So when he had dipped the morsel, he takes it and gives it to Judas Iscariot, SimonМs son. 13:27 And after the morsel, then Satan entered into him. Therefore Jesus says to him, What you are doing, do quickly. 13:28 (Now no one of those reclining at the table knew and to what purpose he spoke this to him. 13:29 For* some thought, since Judas had the box, that Jesus said to him, Buy what things we have need of *for the feast; or, that* he should give something to the poor.) 13:30 Therefore, having received the morsel, he went out immediately and it was night.


     13:31 Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus says, Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him; 13:32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and immediately he will glorify him. 13:33 Little children, I am still with you* for a little while. You*will seek me and as I said to the Jews, Where I am going, you* cannot come. Also now I say to you*, 13:34 I am giving to you* a new commandment, that* you* should love* one another; just-as I have loved* you*, that* you* also should love* one another. 13:35 All men will know that you* are my disciples by this, if you* have love* among one another.

     13:36 Simon Peter says to him, Lord, where are you going?

     Jesus answered him, I am going where you cannot follow now; but you will follow me later.

     13:37 Peter says to him, Lord, why cannot I follow you even now? I will lay down my life on behalf of you.

     13:38 Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life on my behalf? Assuredly, assuredly, I say to you, The rooster may never* crow, until you have denied me three times.



Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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