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John 13:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If I then, [your] Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If I then, [your] Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If I therefore, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If then, I, have washed your feet,—[I] The Lord, and, The Teacher, ye also, ought to wash, one another's, feet;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— if then I did wash your feet—the Lord and the Teacher—ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If I then your Lord and Master haue washed your feete, yee also ought to wash one anothers feete.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— If I then, your Lord and your Master, have washed for you your feet, how much more ought you to wash the feet of one another?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— If then I, your Lord and your Rabbi, have washed your feet, how much more ought ye to wash the feet of one another?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If 1487
{1487} Prime
εἰ
ei
{i}
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
I 1473
{1473} Prime
ἐγώ
ego
{eg-o'}
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
then, 3767
{3767} Prime
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
[your] Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Master, 1320
{1320} Prime
διδάσκαλος
didaskalos
{did-as'-kal-os}
From G1321; an instructor (generally or specifically).
have washed 3538
{3538} Prime
νίπτω
nipto
{nip'-to}
To cleanse (especially the hands or the feet or the face); ceremonially to perform ablution.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
feet; 4228
{4228} Prime
πούς
pous
{pooce}
A primary word; a 'foot' (figuratively or literally).
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
ὑμεῖς
humeis
{hoo-mice'}
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
ought 3784
{3784} Prime
ὀφείλω
opheilo
{of-i'-lo}
Including its prolonged form (second form) used in certain tenses. Probably from the base of G3786 (through the idea of accruing); to owe (pecuniarily); figuratively to be under obligation (ought, must, should); morally to fail in duty.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
to wash 3538
{3538} Prime
νίπτω
nipto
{nip'-to}
To cleanse (especially the hands or the feet or the face); ceremonially to perform ablution.
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
one another's 240
{0240} Prime
ἀλλήλων
allelon
{al-lay'-lone}
Genitive plural from G0243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.).
feet. 4228
{4228} Prime
πούς
pous
{pooce}
A primary word; a 'foot' (figuratively or literally).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 13:12-15.


John 13:14

_ _ If I then — the Lord.

_ _ have washed your feet — the servants’.

_ _ ye — but fellow servants.

_ _ ought to wash one another’s feet — not in the narrow sense of a literal washing, profanely caricatured by popes and emperors, but by the very humblest real services one to another.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 13:1-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 13:14

Ye ought also to wash one another's feet — And why did they not? Why do we not read of any one apostle ever washing the feet of any other? Because they understood the Lord better. They knew he never designed that this should be literally taken. He designed to teach them the great lesson of humble love, as well as to confer inward purity upon them. And hereby he teaches us, In every possible way to assist each other in attaining that purity; To wash each other's feet, by performing all sorts of good offices to each other, even those of the lowest kind, when opportunity serves, and the necessity of any calls for them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I then:

Matthew 20:26-28 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; ... Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Mark 10:43-45 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: ... For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Luke 22:26-27 But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. ... For whether [is] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: ... And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Hebrews 5:8-9 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; ... And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

ye also:

Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Romans 12:10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Romans 12:16 [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Romans 15:1-3 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. ... For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
1 Corinthians 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
1 Corinthians 9:19-22 For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. ... To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Galatians 6:1-2 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. ... Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Philippians 2:2-5 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind. ... Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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