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John 13:9 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord," (legei auto Simon Petros kurie) "Simon Peter replied directly to him, Lord," eagerly, with fervor, when the real meaning of washing dawned on him. It was an "whole-soul" outburst, as when he drew the sword in Gethsemane, then fled, cursed, denied the Lord later that same evening, though he had said, I will never deny thee, 1Jn 1:8-9.

2) "Not my feet only," (me tous podas mou monon) "Not only my feet;- Don't stop there, with your real cleansing or washing, with my feet only, for it is my whole being that needs cleansing from sin, Rom 3:9-19; Rom 3:23. Both his protest, and his yielding, came from love, Joh 21:15-17.

3) "But also my hands and my head." (alla kai tas cheiras kai ten kephalen) "But also you may wash the hands and head of me," admitting that he needed cleansing from sin, from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head, after he had reasoned with the Lord, Isa 1:4-6; Isa 1:18. His whole soul, mind, body, and capacity of thinking needed cleansing, and he finally realized it.

Consult other comments:

John 13:9 - The Greek Testament

John 13:9 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:9 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:9 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:9 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:9 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 13:9 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:9 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:9 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:9 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:9 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:9 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 13:9 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:9 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:9 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:9 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:9 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:9 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:9 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:9 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:9 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:9 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary