The Gospel According to Saint John
1 – Before the festival day of the pasch, Jesus knowing that his hour was come, that he should pass out of this world to the Father: having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2 – And when supper was done, (the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him,)
3 – Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands, and that he came from God, and goeth to God;
4 – He riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a towel, girded himself.
5 – After that, he putteth water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 – He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 – Jesus answered, and said to him: What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 – Peter saith to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me.
9 – Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.
10 – Jesus saith to him: He that is washed, needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all.
11 – For he knew who he was that would betray him; therefore he said: You are not all clean.
12 – Then after he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, being set down again, he said to them: Know you what I have done to you?
13 – You call me Master, and Lord; and you say well, for so I am.
14 – If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
15 – For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.
16 – Amen, amen I say to you: The servant is not greater than his lord; neither is the apostle greater than he that sent him.
17 – If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.
18 – I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen. But that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eateth bread with me, shall lift up his heel against me.
19 – At present I tell you, before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe that I am he.
20 – Amen, amen I say to you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.
21 – When Jesus had said these things, he was troubled in spirit; and he testified, and said: Amen, amen I say to you, one of you shall betray me.
22 – The disciples therefore looked one upon another, doubting of whom he spoke.
23 – Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
24 – Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, and said to him: Who is it of whom he speaketh?
25 – He therefore, leaning on the breast of Jesus, saith to him: Lord, who is it?
26 – Jesus answered: He it is to whom I shall reach bread dipped. And when he had dipped the bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 – And after the morsel, Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him: That which thou dost, do quickly.
28 – Now no man at the table knew to what purpose he said this unto him.
29 – For some thought, because Judas had the purse, that Jesus had said to him: Buy those things which we have need of for the festival day: or that he should give something to the poor.
30 – He therefore having received the morsel, went out immediately. And it was night.
31 – When he therefore was gone out, Jesus said: Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
32 – If God be glorified in him, God also will glorify him in himself; and immediately will he glorify him.
33 – Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me; and as I said to the Jews: Whither I go you cannot come; so I say to you now.
34 – A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 – By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.
36 – Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered: Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow hereafter.
37 – Peter saith to him: Why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.
38 – Jesus answered him: Wilt thou lay down thy life for me? Amen, amen I say to thee, the cock shall not crow, till thou deny me thrice.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.