The Complete Sayings of Jesus, by Arthur Hinds, , at sacred-texts.com
A.D. 30. Age 33. Bethany. Jerusalem: Upper Room.
Luke 21, 37-38; 22, 1-18: Matthew 26, 1-5; 14-20: Mark 14, 1-2; 10-17: John 13, 2-17.
NOW the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the passover. In the daytime Jesus was teaching in the temple. At night he abode in the mount of Olives; in the morning the people came early to the temple for to hear him.
Two days before the feast, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people, assembled unto the palace of the high priest Caiaphas, and consulted that they might take Jesus by craft. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
¶Then Judas surnamed Iscariot, one of the twelve, went and said unto the chief priests, What will ye give me, and I will deliver Jesus unto you? They were glad, and covenanted to give Judas thirty pieces of silver. Judas promised: and sought opportunity how he might conveniently betray Jesus unto them in the absence of the multitude.
¶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, he said unto his disciples,
Then came the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed; and Jesus sent Peter and John, saying,
And they said, Where wilt thou that we prepare? He said,
And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
They went, and found as he had said: and they made ready the passover. In the evening Jesus cometh with the twelve apostles, and when the hour was come, he sat down, the twelve with him.
And he said unto them,
And he took the cup and gave thanks, and said,
Supper being ended, Jesus riseth; and he laid aside his garments, and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel.
Then Simon Peter saith, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered,
Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered,
Peter saith, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith unto him,
For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he,
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?
Verily, verily, I say unto you, 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.