New International Version
For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
King James Bible
For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
Darby Bible Translation
For he knew him that delivered him up: on account of this he said, Ye are not all clean.
World English Bible
For he knew him who would betray him, therefore he said, "You are not all clean."
Young's Literal Translation
for he knew him who is delivering him up; because of this he said, 'Ye are not all clean.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that is washed - That is, he who has been in the bath, as probably all the apostles had lately been, in order to prepare themselves the better for the paschal solemnity; for on that occasion, it was the custom of the Jews to bathe twice.
Needeth not save to wash his feet - To cleanse them from any dirt or dust that might have adhered to them, in consequence of walking from the bath to the place of supper. The washing, therefore, of the feet of such persons was all that was necessary, previously to their sitting down to table; The Hindoos walk home from bathing barefoot, and, on entering the house wash their feet again. To this custom our Lord evidently alludes.
If these last words of our Lord had any spiritual reference, it is not easy to say what it was. A common opinion is the following: He who is washed - who is justified through the blood of the Lamb, needeth only to wash his feet - to regulate all his affections and desires; and to get, by faith, his conscience cleansed from any fresh guilt, which he may have contracted since his justification.
Ye are clean, but not all - Eleven of you are upright and sincere; the twelfth is a traitor. So it appears he had washed the feet of all the twelve; but as no external ablutions can purify a hypocrite or a traitor, therefore Judas still remained unclean.
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Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.--JOHN 13:1. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.--Greater …
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July 4 Morning
Cannot and Can
He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
Yet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.
The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.
Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?"
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