E. Life's Washing in Love to Maintain Fellowship
1. Washing by the Lord Himself
1 1Now before the aFeast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His bhour had come for Him to depart out of this world unto the cFather, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the uttermost.
2 And while supper was taking place, the adevil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, that he should bbetray Him,
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had agiven all into His hands and that He had bcome forth from God and was going to God,
4 Rose from supper and 1laid aside His outer garments; and taking a 2towel, He 3girded Himself;
5 Then He poured 1water into the basin and began to 2wash the disciples' 3feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
6 He came then to Simon Peter. Peter said to Him, Lord, do You wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing you do not 1know now, but you will 1know after these things.
8 Peter said to Him, You shall by no means wash my feet forever. Jesus answered him, Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.
9 Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus said to him, He who is 1abathed has no need except to wash his feet, but is wholly bclean; and you are clean, but not all of you.
11 For He aknew the one betraying Him; for this reason He said, Not all of you are clean.