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Verses of John 13

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John 13:4 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, The admirable humility and great self-denial of our Lord and Master: he arises from supper, whilst his disciples sat still, and he that came in the form of a servant, performs all the offices of the meanest servant to his disciples; he lays aside his upper garments, he girds himself with a towel, pours water into a basin, and begins to wash and wipe their feet, which lay out behind them, as they leaned at the table, all which was a most servile employment.

Learn hence, That the wonderful humility of Jesus Christ inclined him to do he meanest office of service unto his people, even to become a servant to them in the day of his humiliation; and though now glorified in heaven, he retains the same compassionate heart towards them, as when here on earth; hereby instructing us, that it is our duty, in whatever station Providence shall place us in the world, to stoop to the lowest offices of love and service towards our fellow brethren.

Lord! thou hast left the most amzing instance of self-denial for our encouragement and example.

Question. But how far doth this example bind us?

Answer. It does not oblige to the individual act, but to follow the reason of the example; that is, after Christ's example, we ought to be ready to perform the lowest and meanest offices of love and service to one another.

Verses of John 13

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Consult other comments:

John 13:4 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 13:4 - The Greek Testament

John 13:4 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:4 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 13:4 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:4 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:4 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:4 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 13:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:4 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:4 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:4 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 13:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:4 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:4 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 13:4 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:4 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:4 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:4 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:4 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:4 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:4 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:4 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:4 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament