John 13:1
Now before the feast of the Passover, Yeshua, knowing that his time had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.


John 13:2
During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judah Iscariot, Shimon’s son, to betray him,


John 13:3
Yeshua, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and was going to God,


John 13:4
arose from supper, and laid aside his outer garments. He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist.


John 13:5
Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

“G-d did not conduct Himself with them in the usual manner,  for usually when one purchases servants it is on the understanding that they wash and anoint him, help to dress him and draw his carriage and light the way before him. G-d, however, did not do so … but He washed them, as it says: Then washed I you with water (Ezek. XVI, 9).”
Exodus Rabbah 20:11, Soncino Press Edition


John 13:6
Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, Lord, do you wash my feet?

John 13:7
Yeshua answered him, You do not know what I am doing now, but you will understand later.

John 13:8
Peter said to him, You will never wash my feet! Yeshua answered him, If I don’t wash you, you have no part with me.

John 13:9
Shimon Peter said to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!

John 13:10
Yeshua said to him, Someone who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed, but is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you.

John 13:11
For he knew him who would betray him, therefore he said, You are not all clean.

John 13:12
So when he had washed their feet, put his outer garment back on, and sat down again, he said to them, Do you know what I have done to you?

John 13:13
You call me, Rabbi and Lord. You say so correctly, for so I am.

John 13:14
If I then, the Lord and the Rabbi, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

John 13:15
For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.

John 13:16
Most certainly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his lord, neither one who is sent greater than he who sent him.

John 13:17
If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

John 13:18
I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen. But that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He who eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.

John 13:19
From now on, I tell you before it happens, that when it happens, you may believe that I am he.

John 13:20
Most certainly I tell you, he who receives whomever I send, receives me; and he who receives me, receives him who sent me.

John 13:21
When Yeshua had said this, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, Most certainly I tell you that one of you will betray me.

John 13:22
The disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom he spoke.

John 13:23
One of his disciples, whom Yeshua loved, was at the table, leaning against Yeshua’s breast.

John 13:24
Shimon Peter therefore beckoned to him, and said to him, Tell us who it is of whom he speaks.

John 13:25
He, leaning back, as he was, on Yeshua’s breast, asked him, Lord, who is it?

John 13:26
Yeshua therefore answered, It is he to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it. So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judah, the son of Shimon Iscariot.

John 13:27
After the piece of bread, then Satan entered into him. Then Yeshua said to him, What you do, do quickly.

John 13:28
Now no man at the table knew why he said this to him.

John 13:29
For some thought, because Judah had the money box, that Yeshua said to him, Buy what things we need for the feast, or that he should give something to the poor.

John 13:30
Therefore, having received that morsel, he went out immediately. It was night.

John 13:31
When he had gone out, Yeshua said, Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.

John 13:32
If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him immediately.

John 13:33
Little children, I will be with you a little while longer. You will seek me, and as I said to the Judeans, Where I am going, you cant come, so now I tell you.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another.

The Yemenite Midrash says,

“In the future the Holy One, blessed is he, will seat the Messiah in the supernal Yeshiva, and they will call him,  “the Lord”  just as they call the Creator . . . and all those who walk on earth will come and sit before him to hear a New Torah and new commandments and the deep wisdom which he teaches Israel. . . and no person who hears a teaching from the mouth of the Messiah will ever forget it.”
Yemenite Midrash, cited in the Messiah Texts, Raphael Patai, pg. 256

John 13:35
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

John 13:36
Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where are you going? Yeshua answered, Where I am going, you cant follow now, but you will follow afterwards.

John 13:37
Peter said to him, Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.

John 13:38
Yeshua answered him, Will you lay down your life for me? Most certainly I tell you, the rooster wont crow until you have denied me three times.