New Living Translation
The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table.
King James Bible
Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
Darby Bible Translation
Now there was at table one of his disciples in the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved.
World English Bible
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was at the table, leaning against Jesus' breast.
Young's Literal Translation
And there was one of his disciples reclining (at meat) in the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus was loving;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:23 There was lying in the bosom of Jesus - That is, sitting next to him at table. This phrase only expresses the then customary posture at meals, where the guests all leaned sidewise on couches. And each was said to lie in the bosom of him who was placed next above him. One of the disciples whom Jesus loved - St. John avoids with great care the expressly naming himself. Perhaps our Lord now gave him the first proof of his peculiar love, by disclosing this secret to him.
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The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.--JOHN 13:16,17. There was . . . a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, …
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August 30. "Happy are Ye if Ye do Them" (John xiii. 17).
The Love of the Departing Christ
'Is it I?'
"Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried,
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us.
Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, "Who's he talking about?"
When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Dear woman, here is your son."
She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, "They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"
Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, "It's the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore.
Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved--the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, "Lord, who will betray you?"
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