New International Version
Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, What I do thou dost not know now, but thou shalt know hereafter.
World English Bible
Jesus answered him, "You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later."
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, 'That which I do thou hast not known now, but thou shalt know after these things;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What I do thou knowest not now, etc. - As if our Lord had said, Permit me to do it now, and I will shortly explain to you the nature of this action, and my motives for doing it.
Thou shalt know hereafter - Μετα ταυτα, after this business is finished. And so we find he explained the whole to them, as soon as he had finished the washing: see John 13:12-17. I cannot think that this refers to any particular instruction received on this head after the day of pentecost, as some have conjectured.
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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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Cannot and Can
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"
When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them.
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