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John 13:5 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "After that he poureth water into a bason," (eita ballei hudor eis ton niptera) "Then he puts water into the basin," the basin used for physical cleanliness, in the residence of the day. He requested no one to assist Him, and had no help at all, so far as the Scriptures indicate.

2) "And began to wash the disciples' feet," (kai erksato niptein tous poclas ton matheton) "And he began to wash the feet of the disciples," one by one, including those of Judas Iscariot, who later in the evening left to contract for the betrayal and delivery of Jesus to the Jewish religious rulers, Joh 13:30; Mat 26:14-16; Mar 14:10-11.

3) "And to wipe them with the towel," (kai ekrassein to lentio) "And to wipe them (off) with the towel," to dry them of the water He had used in washing the feet. All this was normally a slave's task, 1Sa 25:41.

4) "Wherewith he was girded." (ho hen diezosmenos) "With which he was having girded himself," Joh 13:4; Php_2:5-7. Our holy, sinless, Redeemer stooped to the lowest of human tasks, to manifest the character of His and His Father's redeeming love, Joh 3:16; 2Co 8:9; Rom 5:8.

Consult other comments:

John 13:5 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 13:5 - The Greek Testament

John 13:5 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:5 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:5 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:5 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:5 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:5 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:5 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:5 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:5 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 13:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:5 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:5 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:5 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:5 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:5 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary