John 13:13 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Ye call me Master and Lord:" (humeis phoneite me ho didaskalos kai ho kurios) "You all call me the Teacher and the Lord," or address me as Master and Lord, respectfully, indicating His approval of it. Perhaps "Rabbi" would have been even a more respectful term than teacher, Mat 23:8-10; Luk 6:46; Eph 6:7.
3) "For so I am." (eimi gar) "For I am or exist," as such, as your Master and your Lord, even though I came to save and minister to you all, leaving you an example to follow, as my servants, is the idea, Mat 20:24-28.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.