John 13:4 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "He riseth from supper," (egeretai ek tou deipnou) "He rises or arose out of and away from supper," where He had reclined, at the meal of tribute to Him, there in the home of Simon the leper in Bethany, Joh 12:2; Mat 26:2-6; Mar 14:2-6.

2) "And laid aside his garments," (kai tithesin ta himatia) "And put aside his garments," Mat 26:65, His loose outer garments, to stoop to the deed of humiliation that He was about to render to every apostle present, including the treacherous and traitorous Judas Iscariot, Joh 13:2; Luk 22:27; It was an act of a servant, an humble servant, Php_2:7-8.

3) "And took a towel, and girded himself." (kai labon lention diezosen heauton) "And taking a towel he girded himself," or using a long linen cloth, He tied it around Himself, as a servant or humble slave of the day prepared for a menial task, to hold His under garment tight about Him, and to use part of the long portion of the towel hanging in front to wipe the feet of those He was about to wash, Joh 21:7; 1Pe 5:5.

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

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary