(From: JOHN #30 - 13:1-20)
IX. 13:1-17:26 GLORIFYING JESUS: THE GOAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
A. 13:1-30 FOOT-WASHING: BASIS FOR HOLY SPIRIT TEACHING
1. 13:1-20 HUMILITY: CONDITION FOR LEADERSHIP
a. 13:1 ENDURING LOVE: OUR LORD’S EXAMPLE
Pro de tes he-orTES tou PAScha ,eiDOS ho IeSOUS HOti ELthen auTOU heHOra
Now before the feast of the Passover: Jesus knowing that his :hour was come
HIna me-taBEek tou KOSmou  TOUtou pros ton paTEra,
for him to depart out of this :world unto the Father,
a-gaPEsas tous iDIous, tous en toKOSmo, eis TElos  eGApe-sen auTOUS.
having loved his:own, those in the world, he loved them unto theend.
b. 13:2-4 FULL SELF-UNDERSTANDING: AND STILL A SERVANT SPIRIT
kai DEIPnon gi-noMEnou (tou di-aBOlou  Edebe-bleKOtos eis ten karDIan
And during supper (the devil having already put into the heart
HIna pa-raDOI  auTON, I-OUdas, SImo-nos Is-ka-riOtes),
of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to deliver him up),
eiDOS HOti PANta Edo-ken auTOho paTER eis tas CHEIras,
3 knowing that the Father had given all thingsinto his:hands,
kai HOti aPO TheOU eXELthen, kai pros ton TheON huPAgei,
and that he came forth from God, and goes unto :God,
eGEIre-tai ek tou DEIPnou, kai TIthe-sin ta hiMAti-a ; kai laBON LENti-on , diEzo-sen he-auTON.
4he rises from :supper, and lays aside his:garments; and he took a towel, andgirded himself.
c. 13:5 EVEN TO FOOT-WASHING OF HIS DISCIPLES
EIta BALlei HUdor eis ton nipTEra , kai ERxa-to NIPtein  tous POdas ton ma-theTON ,
Then he pours water into the basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples,
kai ekMASsein to lenTIohoen di-e-zosMEnos .
and to wipe themwith the towel with which he was girded.
d. 13:6a He comes therefore unto Simon Peter.
ERche-tai oun pros SImo-na PETron.
e. 13:6b He says to him, Lord, do YOU wash MY :feet?
LEgei auTO, KUrie, su mou NIPteis tous POdas?
f. 13:7 JESUS GIVES A PARTIAL EXPLANATION
a-peKRItheIeSOUS kai EIpen auTO,
Jesus answered and said to him,
Ho eGOpoiOsu ouk OIdas ARti; GNOsede meTA TAUta.
What I do YOU do not know now; but shall understand hereafter.
g. 13:8a Peter says to him, You shall never wash my :feet.
LEgei auTOPEtros, Ou meNIpses mou tous POdas eis ton aiOna .
h. 13:8b Jesus answered him, If I wash you not, you have no part with me.
a-peKRItheIeSOUS auTO, E-AN meNIpsose, ouk Echeis MEros met’ eMOU.
i.. 13:9 PETER OVERSHOOTS HIMSELF
LEgei auTOSImon PEtros, KUri-e, metous POdas mou MOnon,
Simon Peter says to him, Lord, not my :feet only,
alLA kai tas CHEIras kai ten ke-phaLEN .
but also the hands and the head.
j. 13:10 JESUS FURTHER CLARIFIES
LEgei auTOIeSOUS, Ho le-louMEnos ouk Echei CHREIan ei metous POdas NIpsas-thai,
Jesus says to him, Who is bathed needs not save to wash his:feet,
all’ EStin ka-thaROS  HOlos: kai huMEIS ka-thaROI es-te, all’ ouCHI PANtes.
but is wholly clean: and you are clean, but not all.
k. 13:11 For he knew him that was delivering him up; for this causesaid he, You are not all clean.
Edei gar ton pa-ra-diDONtaauTON;diA TOUto EIpen [HOti], OuCHI PANtes ka-thaROI es-te.
l. 13:12 JESUS QUERIES HIS DISCIPLES
HOte oun Eni-psen tous POdas auTON, kai Ela-ben ta hiMAti-a auTOU, kai aNEpe-sen  PAlin,
When therefore he had washed their :feet, and taken his :garments, and reclined again,
EIpen auTOIS, GiNOske-te ti pePOIe-ka  huMIN?
he said to them, Do you know what I have done to you?
m. 13:13 YOU call me the Teacher and the Lord: and you say well; for I am.
huMEIS phoNEI-TE me Ho diDASka-los kai Ho KUri-os: kai kaLOS LEge-te; eiMI gar.
n. 13:14 HIS EXAMPLE: AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO FOLLOW
ei oun eGOEni-psa huMON tous POdas, ho KUri-os kai ho diDASka-los,
If I therefore, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed YOUR :feet,
kai huMEIS oPHEIle-te  alLElon NIPtein tous POdas.
you also ought to wash the feet of one another.
o. 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do even as I have done to you.
huPOdeig-ma  gar Edo-ka huMIN, HIna kaTHOS eGOePOIe-sa huMIN kai huMEIS poiEte.
p. 13:16 DISCIPLES ARE OBLIGATED TO FOLLOW
aMEN, aMEN, LEgohuMIN, ouk EStin DOUlos  MEIzon tou kuRIou auTOU;
Amen, Amen, I say unto you, A bondman is not greater than his :lord;
ouDE aPOSto-los  MEIzon tou PEMpsan-tos auTON.
neither an apostle greater than hewho sent him.
q. 13:17 If you know these things,blessed are you if you do them.
ei TAUta OIda-te, maKAriOI  es-te eAN poiEte auTA.
r. 13:18 BETRAYAL EXPOSED
ou peRI PANton huMON LEgo: eGOOIda ti-nas e-xe-leXAmen : all’ HIna hegraPHEple-roTHE,
I speak not of you all: I know the ones I chose: but that the scripture be fulfilled,
Ho TROgon mou ton ARton ePEren ep’ eME ten PTERnan  auTOU.
Who eats my :bread lifted up his :heel against me.
s. 13:19 FULFILLED PROPHECY: TO CONFIRM THE PROPHET
ap’ ARti LEgo huMIN pro tou geNESthai, HIna,
From henceforth I tell you before it come to pass, that,
pisTEUse-te, HOtan GEne-tai, HOti eGOei-mi.
when it is come to pass, you may believe that I am he.
t. 13:20 THE RECEIVER RECEIVES THE SENDER OF THE SENT
aMEN, aMEN, LEgohuMIN, ho lamBAnon AN ti-na PEMpsoeME lamBAnei;
Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Who receives whomever I shall send receives me;
ho de eME lamBAnon lamBAnei ton PEMpsanTA me.
and who receives me receives him that sent me.
NOTE: I link this section with Simeon, the second son of Jacob, who his mother Leah named “hearing”, and had this in mind: “Now my husband will love me, because God has “heard” my unloved situation, and will see that Jacob now loves me.
But Jesus said something about the Holy Spirit in a parallel manner: He said – “The Holy Spirit will not speak or originate things from Himself – but just as I as the Son of Man to the Father did not initiate or speak anything from Myself – but only what He showed Me” –
So – the Holy Spirit hearsJesus and the Father, just as the Father heardLeah’s sad situation.
When we read together John 13-17, we will see how faithfully the Holy Spirit reports only what He hearsconcerning Jesus, and how He will help us to appropriate from the “Finished Work” of Christ.
John 13-17 is perhaps the greatest and longest word from Jesus concerning the “Comforter,” who was soon to take His place here on earth! “Betterthat He is inyou, than I am withyou,” said Jesus.
And how does John 13 fit into this passage? Why did God so arrange that Panin should discover through “Numerics,” that this chapter is an integral and necessary part of these 5 chapters?
Jesus in John 13 sets an example of a perfect “Servant Spirit!” Imagine Godstooping to wash His disciple’s feet! But the Holy Spirit has exactlythe same spirit as Jesus!
So in this initiatory chapter of this section, both Jesus and the Holy Spirit are set forth as examples of the “Servant Spirit.” And if these two Personages of our Triune God set for us such an example – How Much More weshould follow in their train!
Carefully then, let us reread these 5 chapters, majoring on chapter 13 as the Doorway that ushers us into the next marvelous 4 chapters. J.A.W.