1 Jesus knew before the feast of the Passover that the time had come for him to leave this world and return to his Father. He loved his own who were in the world to the very end.
2 The devil influenced the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simons son. So he betrayed him during the meal.
3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him power over all things. He also knew it came from God and he returns it to God.
4 He got up from the meal and laid aside his garments. He wrapped a towel around his waist.
5 Then he poured water into the basin and washed the disciples feet. He wiped them with the towel he was wearing.
6 When he approached, Simon Peter said: »Lord do you wash my feet?«
7 »You do not know what I do now,« Jesus said: »but you will understand later.«
8 Peter said: »You will never wash my feet.« Jesus answered him: »If I do not wash you; you have no part with me.«
9 Simon Peter replied: »Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.«
10 Jesus responded: »He that is bathed must wash his feet. He is clean everywhere and you are clean, but not all.«
11 He knew who would betray him. That is why he said you are not all clean.
12 After he washed their feet he put his outer garments on and sat down. He asked: »Do you know what I have done to you?
13 »You call me Teacher and Lord and you are right for I am.
14 »If the Teacher and Lord washed your feet you should wash one anothers feet.
15 »I have given you an example. You should also do as I have done to you.
16 »Truly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his master. Neither is one that is sent greater than he that sent him.
17 »If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
18 »I do not speak about all of you. I know whom I have chosen! This way the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eats my bread lifted up his heel against me.«
19 »I tell you before it happens. So that when it takes place you may believe that I am he.
20 »Truly I say to you, he who receives whom ever I send receives me. And he who receives me receives him who sent me.
21 After Jesus said this he was troubled in spirit and said: One of you will betray me.«
22 The disciples looked at each other. They were perplexed and wondered who it would be.
23 The disciple whom Jesus loved was leaning on his chest.
24 Simon Peter motioned to him: »Ask him who it is,« he urged.
25 He leaned back on Jesus breast and said to him: »Lord, who is it?«
26 Jesus answered: »It is he to whom I give a piece of bread after I dip it.« So when he dipped the bread he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.
27 After he was given the piece of bread Satan entered him. Jesus said to him: »Do what you do quickly.«
28 No man at the table knew for what purpose he spoke this to him.
29 Some thought Judas was going to shop for food for the feast or give something to the poor. Judas was in charge of the moneybox.
30 He received the morsel of bread and left immediately. It was night.
31 When he was gone Jesus said: »Now the Son of man is glorified praisedexultedproclaimedhonored and God is glorified through him.
32 »If God is glorified through him, God will also immediately glorify him.
33 »Little children I am with you for a little while. You will seek me and as I told the Jews now I say to you, where I go, you cannot come.
34 »I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also love one another.
35 »All men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.«
36 Simon Peter said: »Lord where are you going?« Jesus answered: »Where I am going you cannot follow me now. You will follow me later.«
37 Peter said: »Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.«
38 Jesus answered: »Will you lay down your life for me? Truly I tell you the cock will not crow till you have denied me three times.«