John 13:8 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Peter saith unto him," (legei auto Petros) "Peter responded directly to him," in fervent, emphatic protest, with a sincere heart, though wrong.

2) "Thou shalt never wash my feet." (ou me nipses mou tous poclas eis ton aiona) "You shall by no means, ever wash my feet," at all, under any circumstances, not knowing the meaning of what he was really saying. He refused to take the disciples' place, as a learner, for a moment, not realizing that in his protest he was trying to be master to his Lord.

3) "Jesus answered him," (apekrithe lesous auto ean me nipso se) "Jesus replied to him, unless I wash you," cleanse you, Tit 3:5; Exo 30:17-21. Unless I wash you in the higher, spiritual sense, of which this is only symbolic, 1Co 6:11; Eph 5:26.

4) "Thou hast no part with me." (ouk echeis meros met' emou) "You have no part with me;" Only at this point did the symbolic meaning of redemptive cleansing, in this act, dawn on Peter, 1Jn 1:7; Rom 3:24-25; Heb 9:22.

Consult other comments:

John 13:8 - The Greek Testament

John 13:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:8 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:8 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 13:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:8 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:8 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:8 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 13:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:8 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:8 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:8 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:8 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:8 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:8 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:8 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary