(From: JOHN #31 - 13:21-38)
2. 13:21-30 REMOVAL OF ACHAN
a. 13:21 OUT OF A TROUBLED SPIRIT – JESUS FORETELLS HIS BETRAYER
TAUta eiPON IeSOUS e-taRACHthe toPNEUma-ti,
When Jesus had said these thingshe was troubled in the spirit,
kai e-marTUre-sen  kai EIpen, A-MEN, aMEN, LEgohuMIN, Oti heis ex huMON pa-raDOsei  me.
and witnessed, and said, Amen, Amen, I say unto you, that one of you shall deliver me up.
b. 13:22 The disciples looked at each other, perplexed of whom he spoke.
Eble-pon eis alLElous hoi ma-theTAI, a-poROUme-noi  peRI TInos LEgei.
c. 13:23 One of the disciples, whom :Jesus loved, was reclining in the bosom of Jesus.
en a-naKEIme-nos  heis ek ton ma-theTON auTOU en toKOLpotou IeSOU, hon eGApa ho IeSOUS.
d. 13:24 Simon Peter therefore beckons to this one, and says to him, Tell who it is of whom he speaks.
NEUei  oun TOUtoSImon PEtros, kai LEgei auTO, EiPE TIS es-tin peRI hou LEgei.
e. 13:25 HE leaning back thus on the breast of :Jesus says to him, Lord, who is it?
a-na-peSON  eKEInos HOUtos ePI to STEthos  tou IeSOU LEgei auTO, KUri-e, TIS es-tin?
f. 13:26a :Jesus therefore answers, He it is for whom I shall dip the sop, and give to him.
a-poKRIne-tai oun ho IeSOUS, E-KEI-NOS es-tin ho eGOBApso to psoMIon , kai DOsoauTO.
g. 13:26b On dipping, therefore, the sop, he takes and gives itto Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.
BApsas, oun, to psoMIon, lamBAnei kai DIdo-sin I-OUda, SImo-nos Is-ka-riOtou.
h. 13:27a And after the sop, then entered :Satan into him.
kai meTA to psoMIon, TOte eiSELthen eis eKEInon ho Sa-taNAS.
i. 13:27b Jesus therefore says to him, What you do, do quickly.
LEgei oun auTOIeSOUS, Ho poiEIS, POIe-son TAchei-on .
j. 10:28 Now none of those reclining knew for what he spoke this to him.
TOUto de ouDEIS EGnoton a-na-keiMEnon pros ti EIpen auTO.
k. 13:29 THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE DISMISSAL OF JUDAS
tiNES gar eDOkoun, ePEI to glosSOko-mon  EIchen ho I-OUdas,
For some thought, since Judas had the bag,
HOti LEgei auTOIeSOUS, A-GOra-son  hon CHREIan Echo-men eis ten he-orTEN;
that Jesus says to him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast;
e, tois ptoCHOIS  HIna ti do.
or, that he should give something to the poor.
l 13:30 HE then having received the sop went out straightway: and it was night.
laBON oun to psoMIon eKEInos eXELthen euTHUS: en de nux .
B. 13:31-14:31 QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMING OF SPIRIT FORETOLD
1. 13:31-35 LOVE: A PREPARATION FOR SPIRIT
a. 13:31-32 GOD GLORIFIED IN HIS SON
HOte oun eXELthen, LEgei IeSOUS,
When therefore he went out, Jesus says,
Nun e-doXAStheho huiOS tou anTHROpou, kai ho TheOS e-doXASthe en auTO;
Now was the Son of :man glorified, and :God was glorified in him;
kai ho TheOS doXAsei auTON en auTO, kai euTHUS doXAsei auTON.
32 and :God shall glorify him in himself, and straightway shall he glorify him.
b. 13:33a Little children, yet a little I am with you.
tekNIa , Eti miKRON meth’ huMON ei-mi.
c. 13:33b HE ALSO REVEALS: THEY CANNOT ACCOMPANY HIM
zeTEseTE me: kai kaTHOS EIpon tois IouDAIois [HOti],
You shall seek me: and as I said to the Jews [that],
HOpou eGOhuPAgo, huMEIS ou DUnas-the elTHEIN; kai huMIN LEgoARti.
Where I go, YOU cannot come; I now say also to you.
d. 13:34 THE NEW COMMANDMENT OF LOVE
en-toLEN  kaiNEN  DIdomi huMIN, HIna a-gaPAte alLElous;
A new commandment I give you, that you love one another;
kaTHOS eGApesa huMAS, HIna kai huMEIS a-gaPAte alLElous.
even as I loved you, that you also love one another.
e. 13:35 By this shall all know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.
en TOUtoGNOson-tai PANtes HOti eMOI ma-theTAI es-te, eAN aGApen Eche-te en alLElois.
2. 13:36-38 SELF-CONFIDENCE: A BAR TO RECEIVING THE SPIRIT
a. 13:36a Simon Peter says to him, Lord, where are you going?
LEgei auTOSImon PEtros, KUri-e, pou huPAgeis?
b. 13:36b Jesus answered, Where I go, you cannot follow me now; but you shall follow afterward.
a-peKRItheIeSOUS, HOpou huPAgo, ou DUnaSAI moi nun a-ko-louTHEsai; a-ko-louTHEseis de HUSte-ron.
c. 13:37a :Peter says to him, Lord, why cannot I follow you even now?
LEgei auTOho PEtros, KUri-e, diA ti ou DUnaMAI soi a-ko-louTHEIN ARti?
d. 13:37b I will lay down my :life for you.
ten psuCHEN  mou huPER sou THEso.
e. 13:38a Jesus answers, Will you lay down your :life for me?
a-poKRIne-tai IeSOUS, Ten psuCHEN sou huPER eMOU THEseis?
f. 13:38b Amen, Amen, I tell you, The cock shall in nowise crow, till you have denied me thrice.
aMEN, aMEN, LEgosoi, ou meaLEKtor  phoNEse, HEos hou arNEse me tris.
NOTE: God awaits the removal of hindrances before He can proceed with His purposes and plans. A Judas in a select company will obstruct His tactics. See also Achan. Even though the eleven disciples were unaware of the traitor, Jesus was fully aware of him from the beginning.
Next, the foundation of mutual “aGApe” love must be present between the remaining eleven – as a necessary prerequisite.
Thirdly, disciples must be fully aware of the decided frailty of the human flesh. Peter’s heart was willing to be faithful to Jesus – but his fleshwas weak! This showed up again in the Garden of Gethsemane before his denial. None of the three close disciples of Jesus could remain awake and pray, though embarrassed.
See then again how important this thirteenth chapter is as a preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Scarce 50 days away, and one of the greatest events as a consequence of the soon great Redemptive Act of Jesus is about to take place; and the magnitude of His victory will be measured in the soon Indwelling Presence of the Third Person of our Triune God!.
Have we met and understood the unique conditions of this chapter? Have we truly understood the magnitude of the cost to Christ in purchasing for us the marvelous effect of His Reconciliation Act on our behalf? “The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson portrays Christ’s physical suffering prior to and on the Cross. But the spiritual suffering He underwent for you and me – was multiplied many times moretraumatic. It was at this point that He was made sin on our behalf – that wemight become the righteousness of God in Him! J.A.W.