New American Standard Bible
got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.
King James Bible
He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
Darby Bible Translation
rises from supper and lays aside his garments, and having taken a linen towel he girded himself:
World English Bible
arose from supper, and laid aside his outer garments. He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
Young's Literal Translation
doth rise from the supper, and doth lay down his garments, and having taken a towel, he girded himself;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He riseth from supper - Evidently while they were eating. See John 13:2.
Laid aside his garments - His outer garment. See the notes at Matthew 5:40. This was his mantle or robe, which is said to have been without seam. It was customary to lay this aside when they worked or ran, or in the heat of summer.
Took a towel and girded himself - This was the manner of a servant or slave. See the notes at Luke 17:8.
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The disciple is not above his master.--MATT. 10:24. Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord.--If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep your's also.--I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against …
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2 Kings 3:11
But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah."
"Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
"But will he not say to him, 'Prepare something for me to eat, and properly clothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and afterward you may eat and drink '?
So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
1 John 3:11
For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
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