John 13:12 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "So after he had washed their feet," (hoti enipsen tous podas a uton) "Then when he had washed their feet," or bathed the feet of the twelve. Note the love of God, in the person of Jesus Christ, stooped at the end of a long day, weary, and washing the feet of a wicked soul, one who would enter a contract later that night to deliver Him to the slaughter, for 30 pieces of silver, Mat 26:14-16.

2) "And had taken his garments," (kai elaben ta himatia autou) "And when he had taken his garments," put His outer garments back on, and laid aside the towel with which He girded Himself and dried their feet, Joh 13:4-5.

3) "And was set down again," (kai anepesen palin) "And when he had reclined again," at the table, Joh 12:1; Joh 13:2.

4) "He said unto them," (eipen autois) "He said to them," to the disciples, with Judas Iscariot still present.

5) "Know ye what I have done to you?" (ginoskete ti pepoieka humin) "Do you all know what I have done to you?" What the meaning of my washing your feet signifies? By washing their feet He had bathed their hearts in humility, except Judas Iscariot. He had turned a group of angry, wrangling, tongue-wagging, jealous men into a company of humbled and united disciples. Their complaints over Mary's anointing Him with the precious spikenard ointment earlier in the evening had now turned to humble admiration of His washing their feet, Joh 12:38; Mat 26:6-13. They seem not to have replied to His question, as if He had said, "Do you want to know the meaning of what I have done?"

Consult other comments:

John 13:12 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 13:12 - The Greek Testament

John 13:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 13:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:12 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 13:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:12 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 13:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 13:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:12 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 13:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 13:12 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 13:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 13:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:12 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:12 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 13:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary