For John, association with Jesus’ name implies union with Jesus. In that era, washing another's feet was an act of submission and humility. John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. John 13:15. by Grant | Jan 28, 2018 | John | 0 comments. John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Ver. ὑπόδειγμα is condemned by Phrynichus, who recommends the Attic παράδειγμα. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. JOHN 16:1-7 COMMENTARY John 16:8-12 Convict the World of Sin John 16:13-15 Spirit of Truth John 16:16-23 A Little While John 16:24-27 Ask and You Shall Receive John 16:28-33 Leave the World John 16 Bible Study Questions (Handout) 1 John 5. It was not observed by the apostles or the primitive Christians as a religious rite. As Lipscomb noted: Footwashing was a social custom of those times, founded on the wearing of sandals and the prevalence of dusty roads; and at the time Jesus washed the disciples' feet, it filled a definite need, a need no longer in existence and which, if feigned in some kind of ceremony, amounts only to play-acting. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/john-13.html. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep . In imitation of this, the pope every year, on Thursday in the passion week, washes the feet of twelve men; and it is an anniversary ceremony performed by the kings of England and France, to wash the feet of twelve poor people, in commemoration of this action of Christ's: but our Lord is not to be understood literally, nor of anything that was to be done once a year, but of what was daily and constantly to be practised; and which was to be done not by one only, to all the rest, but what they were mutually to do; what they were to do to one another; for the thing signified, reaches to, and is obligatory upon all Christians. What the giver of a commission does may well be done by the servant to whom the commission is given. "Commentary on John 13:15". ought to wash one another's feet—not in the narrow sense of a literal washing, profanely caricatured by popes and emperors, but by the very humblest real services one to another. The disciples will witness Jesus death, which will seem to extinguish the words of eternal life. That kind of love may have its place but is also right at home in the dominion of darkness. It was a rite of hospitality among the Jews, a common, well-known thing, and performed by servants. 15,16. hupodeigma. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/john-13.html. Mutual service, and especially mutual cleansing, is the obligation of Christ’s disciples. A very few cases like that of Damon and Pythias have occurred where a man was willing to save the life of his friend by giving his own. KJV For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. BibliographyGill, John. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. Cross references: John 13:13 : Mt 26:18; Jn 11:28. 38 Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the NET Bible. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. To get what John 13:15 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. 3 So the sisters sent to him , saying , “ Lord , n he whom you love is ill . Jesus said, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away, the Counselor won’t come to you. [] 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, [] 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” [] "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". John 13:15. by Grant | Jan 28, 2018 | John | 0 comments. Life is the most valuable object we possess; and when a man is willing to lay that down for his friends or his country, it shows the utmost extent of love. "Commentary on John 13:15". It may be a dramatization of Lk 22:27—“I am your servant.” It … 1974. ταῦτα] That which I have set forth to you in accordance with the above (John 13:13-16) by my ὑπόδειγμα, by means of the feet-washing, and have made an obligation. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens . "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". So today I face a difficult task. John 15:12-13. College Press, Joplin, MO. 90, 91. John 15:13. "Commentary on John 13:15". (49) But — what is far worse (50) — after having washed the feet of twelve men, they subject every member of Christ to cruel torture, and thus spit in Christ’s face. In Judges 1:7 δειγμα — deigma (without υπο — hupo) occurs in the sense of example. Jesus starts by explaining the difference between the literal well water, meaning the physical world, and living water, meaning the Holy Spirit. For I have given you an example,.... Christ is an example to his people, in many things; not in his miraculous performances and mediatorial work, but in the exercise of grace, of meekness, humility, love, patience, and the like; and in the discharge of duty, in submission to ordinances, and in attending on them; and in the several duties, both to them that are without, and to them that are within; and also in his sufferings and death; not that he died merely as an example, but likewise in the room and stead of his people; but here he is spoken of, as an example, in a particular instance: that ye should do as I have done to you; wash one another's feet, as he had washed theirs; which is not to be understood literally and singly of this action, as though this was an ordinance binding upon all persons, in all places, and to be attended to at certain stated times, as has been the practice of some: it was so understood by the church at Milain, and there practised; and this custom was continued and defended by St. Ambrose, even though not received by the church of Rome; in some places the bishop used to wash the feet of those that were baptized, which in process of time being thought sufficient, instead of baptism, was forbidden by the council at Eliberis. This is the only extended example of esoteric teaching of disciples in John. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Explanation and Commentary of John 15:13 Perhaps this is the greatest difference between Christianity and all other religions. Commentary on John 13:1-17 (Read John 13:1-17 ) Our Lord Jesus has a people in the world that are his own; he has purchased them, and paid dear for them, and he has set them apart for himself; they devote themselves to him as a peculiar people. 13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. Browse Sermons on John 15:13-15. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to … Our Lord's meaning is, that as he had, by this action, given them an example of humility, condescension, and love; so they should exercise these graces, and perform such kind offices to one another, and to all their fellow Christians. 1905. John 15:13-15 English Standard Version (ESV). You have the words of eternal life (6:68). I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done unto you. God is a prayer-hearing God (Ps. John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. This section begins and ends with the command of Jesus: I command you to love one another. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". The apostles were to take up a very high station in the gospel church, and our hearts are very prone to swell in a high opinion of ourselves, for which the nature of man taketh advantage from every thing in which we either really do excel, or can conceit that we do excel, our neighbours. 1865-1868. What does John 13:15 mean? 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. It is important to observe that the act spoken of is only that of ‘washing one another’s feet.’. See Rutherford’s interesting note, New Phryn., p. 62. Certainly, the Lord did not say of this, as he said of the communion, "This do until I come." Greater love hath no man than this By these words our Lord shows, how far love to another should extend, even to the laying down of our lives for the … Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. This section begins and ends with the command of Jesus: I command you to love one another. John 15:12-13. To get what John 13:15 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. John 12 I Am the Good Shepherd 10 “ Truly , truly , I say to you , he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way , that man is a thief and a robber . It … Fo… https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/john-13.html. Read Introduction to John . 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. The same three things should motivate our service for the Lord. 15 No longer do I call you servants, [] for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. BibliographyCalvin, John. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. No apostolic instructions have come down to us with reference to when, where, or how such a thing should be observed; and the fair conclusion is that it was never observed as any kind of a religious ceremony during the times of the holy apostles. Our Lord designed to teach his disciples the great lesson of humble love, as well as toconfer inward purity upon them; and hereby he teaches us, first, in every possible way to assist each other in attaining that purity: secondly, to wash each other's feet, by performing all sorts of good offices to each other; even those of the lowest kind, when the necessity of any calls for them. 1909-1922. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/john-13.html. ),—and answers to ‘scilicet, ut:’ see on this use of ἵνα, note on 1 Corinthians 14:13. Greek. This episode occurs in John at the place of the narration of the institution of the Eucharist in the synoptics. Occurs Hebrews 4:11; Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 9:23, &c. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. It may be proper to observe, that these words have been understood, as ordaining this to be a continued rite among Christians. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. John 13:12-15. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. The lesson is that he who would be greatest must be always ready to serve others in a spirit of humility and self-sacrifice. It is our duty to follow the example and render the same kind of service to fellow Christians. Renewal 1960. BibliographySchaff, Philip. John 15:13-15. ὑμῖν. "Commentary on John 13:15". "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". John 13 The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill , Lazarus of Bethany , the village of l Mary and her sister Martha . BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on John 13:15". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/john-13.html. JOHN 16:1-7 COMMENTARY John 16:8-12 Convict the World of Sin John 16:13-15 Spirit of Truth John 16:16-23 A Little While John 16:24-27 Ask and You Shall Receive John 16:28-33 Leave the World John 16 Bible Study Questions (Handout) John 15:14 parallel to John 15:10,—and, like it, guarded, in John 15:15-17, from legal misinterpretation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/john-13.html. Redemption, at first glance, elevates us from being a slave of unrighteousness and Satan to being a slave of righteousness and Jesus Christ.Yet, here Christ elevates our calling to an almost unimaginable height—intimate friendship with Him and the Father. This display of buffoonery, therefore, is nothing else than a shameful mockery of Christ. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. Jesus was a model of self-giving service in going to the cross to die for our sins. John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. This verse is the anchor of certain religious teachings which would honor as a continuing ordinance the ceremony of washing feet; but this was not a ceremony in any sense of the word. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. In imitation of this, the pope every year, on Thursday in the passion week, washes the feet of twelve men; and it is an anniversary ceremony performed by the kings of England and France, to wash the feet of twelve poor people, in commemoration of this action of Christ's: but our Lord is not to be understood literally, nor of anything that was to be done once a year, but of what was daily and constantly to be practised; and which was to be done not by one only, to all the rest, but what they were mutually to do; what they were to do to one another; for the thing signified, reaches to, and is obligatory upon all Christians. John 12 I Am the Good Shepherd 10 “ Truly , truly , I say to you , he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way , that man is a thief and a robber . 37 D. A. Carson, The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus: An Exposition of John 14-17 (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980), pp. See Rutherford’s interesting note, New Phryn., p. 62. The apostle John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote 1 John 2:12-14 which reads as follows: I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/john-13.html. 1840-57. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/john-13.html. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". The meditation of Christ’s meekness converted the eunuch, Acts 8:32-33, &c. And we read of an earl, called Eleazarus, that being given to immoderate anger, was cured of that disordered affection by studying of Christ, and of his patience. 15. "Commentary on John 13:15". I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. He knew His hour had come, He loved His own, and He knew the enemy. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. To be the greatest, forget yourself and serve others! [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This statement is sandwiched between two references to Jesus' supreme authority. Last week we looked at this passage of Scripture to see the reason for service. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. It is purely spiritual. ESV For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. In those final hours just prior to His crucifixion on a cruel Roman cross, the Lord Jesus was with those that were his dearest and closest friends. [3] William Hendriksen, Exposition of the Gospel according to John (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1961), II, p. 235. Charles Schribner's Sons. James 5:16. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. 1851. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. They are to be eager to show respect to each other, in a humble, loving spirit. 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. John 3:13-15 New International Version (NIV). John 13:15. For I have given you an example,— "I have set you a pattern of humility, to recommend that indispensably necessary grace to you:" and it must be acknowledged, that nothing shews us more effectually the necessity of this grace, than its being recommended to us by so high an example—a recommendation, which in the present circumstances was peculiarly seasonable; for the disciples having heard Jesus say, that the kingdom of God was at hand, (Luke 22:18.) "Commentary on John 13:15". 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. "Commentary on John 13:15". BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on John 13:15". John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. BibliographyTrapp, John. See Rutherford’s interesting note, New Phryn., p. 62. And in the same chapter saith that we should preach forth Christ’s virtues, εξαγγειλητε, John 13:9; our lives should be as so many sermons upon Christ’s life, while we strive to express him to the world in all his imitable graces. For I have given you an example. NLT I have given you an example to follow. In the Beginning was the Word (John 1:1-18) I Have Called You Friends (John 1:35-51, John 15:15) Water Into Wine At the Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11) Jesus Teaches Nicodemus (John 3:1-21) Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4) Jesus Heals on the Sabbath (John 5) Jesus the Bread of Life (John 6) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind (John 9) But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For the old παραδειγμα — paradeigma (not in N.T. Yet even with Judas — cold, calculating, … For I gave you an example, that ye also should do even as I did to you. Nor is there any mention of it as a church ordinance until the fourth century. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. It has historically been a source of Christian teaching and Christological debate and reflection, and its images (particularly of Jesus as the vine) have been influential in Christian art and iconography. The purpose, ἵνα, of His action was that they might act in the same humble, loving spirit, in all their conduct to one another. 15. καθὼς ἐγὼ ἐπ. “ For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Jesus was moved to action by three things. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/john-13.html. 2. He is author of more than 50 books , including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently Providence . The footwashing a commanded ceremony for Christians. John 13:15 Context. that ye should do as I have done to you; wash one another's feet, as he had washed theirs; which is not to be understood literally and singly of this action, as though this was an ordinance binding upon all persons, in all places, and to be attended to at certain stated times, as has been the practice of some: it was so understood by the church at Milain, and there practised; and this custom was continued and defended by St. Ambrose, even though not received by the church of Rome; in some places the bishop used to wash the feet of those that were baptized, which in process of time being thought sufficient, instead of baptism, was forbidden by the council at Eliberis. And especially as they were to be founders of the church, and to be greatly honored, he took this occasion of warning them against the dangers of ambition, and of teaching them, by an example that they could not forget, the duty of humility. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". John 13 The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill , Lazarus of Bethany , the village of l Mary and her sister Martha . Besides, when they ought to have followed Christ, they were not imitators, but apes. When Jesus approached Peter to wash his feet, Peter was scandalized (John 13:6–8). ), from υποδεικνυμι — hupodeiknumi to show under the eyes as an illustration or warning (Matthew 3:7), common in the papyri for illustration, example, warning, here only in John, but in James 5:10; 2 Peter 2:6; Hebrews 4:11; Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 9:26. ὑπόδειγμα is condemned by Phrynichus, who recommends the Attic παράδειγμα. 65:2). For John, association with Jesus’ name implies union with Jesus. BibliographyJ. ὑπόδειγμα is condemned by Phrynichus, who recommends the Attic παράδειγμα. 1914. “ For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. (In Vita eius apud Surentius). John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. As Christ served us, so should we serve others. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 15:13-15.