Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world to the Father…
I. ITS ORIGIN — "from God."
II. ITS QUALIFICATIONS — "all things."
III. ITS DESTINY — "to God."
(J. W. Burn.)
He riseth from supper. — The minuteness with which every action of our Lord is related here is very Striking. No less than seven distinct things are named — rising, laying aside garments, taking a towel, girding Himself, pouring water into a bason, washing and wiping. This very particularity stamps the whole transaction with reality, and is the natural language of an astonished and admiring eyewitness. St. John saw the whole transaction.
He poureth water into a bason and began to wash the disciples' feet. —
Parallel VersesKJV: Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
WEB: Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his time had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.