For I gave you an example, that ye also should do even as I did to you. As Christ served us, so should we serve others. The Holy Spirit was coming to carry on the work of â¦ https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/john-13.html. Nor is there any mention of it as a church ordinance until the fourth century. John 15:13. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep . Îµá¼° expresses the general, and á¼Î¬Î½ the particular, additional condition. I have set an example for you. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 3 So the sisters sent to him , saying , â Lord , n he whom you love is ill . A very few cases like that of Damon and Pythias have occurred where a man was willing to save the life of his friend by giving his own. καθώς, not ὅ, ἐγὼ ἐπ. 15.For I have given you an example. This verse is the anchor of certain religious teachings which would honor as a continuing ordinance the ceremony of washing feet; but this was not a ceremony in any sense of the word. 4. "The Bible Study New Testament". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. As Lipscomb noted: Footwashing was a social custom of those times, founded on the wearing of sandals and the prevalence of dusty roads; and at the time Jesus washed the disciples' feet, it filled a definite need, a need no longer in existence and which, if feigned in some kind of ceremony, amounts only to play-acting. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. John 13:13-15 New International Version (NIV) 13 âYou call me âTeacherâ and âLord,â and rightly so, for that is what I am. The Holy Spirit was coming to carry on the work of â¦ The Papists boast that, by Christ’s example, they observe the forty days’ fast, or Lent. John 13 The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill , Lazarus of Bethany , the village of l Mary and her sister Martha . 1887. John 13:15. ὑπόδειγμα … ποιῆτε. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/john-13.html. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The purpose, á¼µÎ½Î±, of His action was that they might act in the same humble, loving spirit, in all their conduct to one another. John 15:13-15 presents us with an interesting and exciting expansion of our place within our relationship with Christ. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. John 16:13-15 NIV. Jesus was moved to action by three things. "Commentary on John 13:15". John tells us in 13:2 that âthe devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus,â and Jesus indicates several times in this chapter that he is fully aware of this reality (13:10-11, 18-19, 21-30). For I have given you an example. Jesus was moved to action by three things. They are to be eager to show respect to each other, in a humble, loving spirit. * [ 15:22 , 24 ] Jesusâ words ( spoken ) and deeds ( works ) are the great motives of credibility. Our Lord's meaning is, that as he had, by this action, given them an example of humility, condescension, and love; so they should exercise these graces, and perform such kind offices to one another, and to all their fellow Christians. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. But if I go, I will send him to you. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Comp. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one anotherâs feet. (51). Not, ‘what I have done to you,’ but ‘even as I have done:’ this is the spirit in which to act—self-sacrificing humility—whether or no it be exhibited precisely in this way. Hendriksen said:  David Lipscomb, A Commentary on the Gospel of John (Nashville: The Gospel Advocate Company, 1960), p. 210. "Commentary on John 13:15". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-13.html. "Commentary on John 13:15". Our Lord designed to teach his disciples the great lesson of humble love, as well as toconfer inward purity upon them; and hereby he teaches us, first, in every possible way to assist each other in attaining that purity: secondly, to wash each other's feet, by performing all sorts of good offices to each other; even those of the lowest kind, when the necessity of any calls for them. their minds were so fired with ambitious passions, that, before they arose from supper, they fell into a hot contention about sharing the principal posts in the kingdom. But if I go, I will send him to you.â (16:7). John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. John 15:12-13. An example; of humility, condescension, and love. 1840-57. JOHN 16:1-7 COMMENTARY John 16:8-12 Convict the World of Sin John 16:13-15 Spirit of Truth John 16:16-23 A Little While John 16:24-27 Ask and You Shall Receive John 16:28-33 Leave the World John 16 Bible Study Questions (Handout) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/john-13.html. John tells us in 13:2 that âthe devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus,â and Jesus indicates several times in this chapter that he is fully aware of this reality (13:10-11, 18-19, 21-30). God is a prayer-hearing God (Ps. 15 For I have given you an example, An example is a model to be copied. 1 John 5. John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. BibliographyJohnson, Barton W. "Commentary on John 13:15". The Lord tells us in John 15:26, â But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.â The Comforter is the Holy Spirit. 15.] The same three things should motivate our service for the Lord. 3. All rights reserved. John 16:13-15 NIV. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on John 13:15". In the Beginning was the Word (John 1:1-18) I Have Called You Friends (John 1:35-51, John 15:15) Water Into Wine At the Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11) Jesus Teaches Nicodemus (John 3:1-21) Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4) Jesus Heals on the Sabbath (John 5) Jesus the Bread of Life (John 6) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind (John 9) "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". ESV For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. The apostle John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote 1 John 2:12-14 which reads as follows: I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His nameâs sake. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to â¦ 1871-8. From the disciples perspective, Jesus imminent departure seems catastrophic. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/john-13.html. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. The disciples will witness Jesus death, which will seem to extinguish the words of eternal life. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1896. 1865-1868. "Commentary on John 13:15". First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. That kind of love may have its place but is also right at home in the dominion of darkness. College Press, Joplin, MO. John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  William Hendriksen, Exposition of the Gospel according to John (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1961), II, p. 235. 1879-90. John 13:13-15 New International Version (NIV). The same three things should motivate our service for the Lord. 1905. This meditation he never suffered to pass from him, before he found his heart transformed into the similitude of Jesus Christ. John 15:20; Matthew 10:24; Luke 6:40. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/john-13.html. 1 John 5. "Commentary on John 13:15". 37 D. A. Carson, The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus: An Exposition of John 14-17 (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980), pp. These words provide essential background to this Sundays Gospel lesson. It was not observed by the apostles or the primitive Christians as a religious rite. 15 For I have given you an example, An example is a model to be copied. Cross references: John 13:13 : Mt 26:18; Jn 11:28. 2. John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. This St Peter calls υπογραμμον, a copy for us to write after, 1 Peter 2:21. The purpose, ἵνα, of His action was that they might act in the same humble, loving spirit, in all their conduct to one another. Jesus was a model of self-giving service in going to the cross to die for our sins. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. It may be a dramatization of Lk 22:27ââI am your servant.â It â¦ It is important to observe that the act spoken of is only that of ‘washing one another’s feet.’. 1914. What does John 13:15 mean? On the three words used in the New Testament for example, ὑπόδειγμα, τύπος, and δεῖγμα, see on 2 Peter 2:6; see on 1 Peter 5:3; see on Jde 1:7. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. To make his example a ceremonial and follow it literally would be to lose its spirit. This is a concept Jesus will return to, in a much more public way, later in this gospel (John 7:38â39). But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. BibliographyAlford, Henry. John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. Commentary on John 13:1-17 (Read John 13:1-17 ) Our Lord Jesus has a people in the world that are his own; he has purchased them, and paid dear for them, and he has set them apart for himself; they devote themselves to him as a peculiar people. If I missed any just contact me through www.ZachBaas.com Learn with flashcards, games, and more â for free. 1: p. 417 where may be seen into what a farce this ceremony of washing the feet is turned on some occasions. The Expositor's Greek Testament. He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently Providence. New York, USA. Yet even with Judas â cold, calculating, â¦ BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. "Commentary on John 13:15". Bibliography"Commentary on John 13:15". For I have given you an example,.... Christ is an example to his people, in many things; not in his miraculous performances and mediatorial work, but in the exercise of grace, of meekness, humility, love, patience, and the like; and in the discharge of duty, in submission to ordinances, and in attending on them; and in the several duties, both to them that are without, and to them that are within; and also in his sufferings and death; not that he died merely as an example, but likewise in the room and stead of his people; but here he is spoken of, as an example, in a particular instance: that ye should do as I have done to you; wash one another's feet, as he had washed theirs; which is not to be understood literally and singly of this action, as though this was an ordinance binding upon all persons, in all places, and to be attended to at certain stated times, as has been the practice of some: it was so understood by the church at Milain, and there practised; and this custom was continued and defended by St. Ambrose, even though not received by the church of Rome; in some places the bishop used to wash the feet of those that were baptized, which in process of time being thought sufficient, instead of baptism, was forbidden by the council at Eliberis. Last week we looked at this passage of Scripture to see the reason for service. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). Renewal 1960. Jesus starts by explaining the difference between the literal well water, meaning the physical world, and living water, meaning the Holy Spirit. Our Lord's meaning is, that as he had, by this action, given them an example of humility, condescension, and love; so they should exercise these graces, and perform such kind offices to one another, and to all their fellow Christians. 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example] υποδειγμα. â For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. (In Vita eius apud Surentius). (15) That ye should do as I have done to you.—The example is in the principle, not in the specific act; it is not “that which I have done to you,” but “according as I have done to you.” The imitation is to be worked out in applying the same principle of love and self-sacrifice in all the varying circumstances of life in which we are placed. This is to walk in Christ, Colossians 2:6, to walk as Christ walked, 1 John 2:6. Besides, when they ought to have followed Christ, they were not imitators, but apes. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 15:13-15. IT IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. Jesus said, Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I dont go away, the Counselor wont come to you. Charles Schribner's Sons. 3 So the sisters sent to him , saying , â Lord , n he whom you love is ill . The purpose, á¼µÎ½Î±, of His action was that they might act in the same humble, loving spirit, in all their conduct to one another. In others, they mistook the intended lesson (John 2:19â21). Ver. John 13:12-15. on the twofold protasis, Stallbaum, ad Plat. See the publication entitled The Religious Ceremonies, &c. vol. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. American Tract Society. It is our duty to follow the example and render the same kind of service to fellow Christians. Life is the most valuable object we possess; and when a man is willing to lay that down for his friends or his country, it shows the utmost extent of love. BibliographyJ. For the old παραδειγμα paradeigma (not in N.T. In imitation of this, the pope every year, on Thursday in the passion week, washes the feet of twelve men; and it is an anniversary ceremony performed by the kings of England and France, to wash the feet of twelve poor people, in commemoration of this action of Christ's: but our Lord is not to be understood literally, nor of anything that was to be done once a year, but of what was daily and constantly to be practised; and which was to be done not by one only, to all the rest, but what they were mutually to do; what they were to do to one another; for the thing signified, reaches to, and is obligatory upon all Christians. For John, association with Jesusâ name implies union with Jesus. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. John 13:15 Context. Meaning of the names mentioned in John 13-15. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/john-13.html. 15. "Commentary on John 13:15". Also, it is not amiss to point out that the ceremonial washing of CLEAN feet by some religious groups today bears no resemblance whatever to what the Lord did here.