The Last Supper in John's Gospel (13:1–17:26)
The Washing of the Feet (13:1-30)
The Last Supper Discourse (13:31–16:33)
The Prayer of Jesus (17:1-26)
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O) 13:1-30 - The Washing of the Feet: An Example of Love and Service [see chiastic sub-structure below]
A) 13:31-38 - Discourse Introduction: Jesus gives a new Love Commandment, and foretells Peter's Denials
B) 14:1-7 - Don't let your hearts be troubled; I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
C) 14:8-14 - Seeing and Believing in Jesus and in the Father; Mutual Indwelling
D) 14:15-24 - The Paraclete, the Spirit of Truth; Keeping the Commandments/Words of Jesus
E) 14:25-31 - The Paraclete, whom the Father will send in my name; I Love the Father
F) 15:1-10 - The Vine and the Branches; Remain in Me, as I Remain in You
G) 15:11 - Purpose/Goal: My Joy in You, and Your Joy Complete
F') 15:12-17 - My Commandment: Love One Another as I Have Loved You
E') 15:18-27 - The World Hates You; the Paraclete, whom I will send from the Father
D') 16:1-11 - Opposition from the World; the Paraclete won't come unless I go
C') 16:12-15 - Speaking and Hearing the Truth; the Glory of the Father
B') 16:16-24 - You will no longer see me; you will have pain, but later your joy will be complete
A') 16:25-33 - Discourse Conclusion: Jesus speaks plainly about the Father's Love and the Disciples' Scattering
O') 17:1-26 - The Prayer of Jesus: A Summary of the Johannine Jesus' Themes [see chiastic sub-structure below]
|A||1 Now before the festival
of the Passover,
Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father.
Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 The DEVIL had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him.
supper 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all
things into his hands,
6 He came to Simon
Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"
12 After he had washed
their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table,
15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
16 Very truly, I
tell you, servants are not greater than their master,
18 I am not
speaking of all of you; I know whom
I have chosen.
23 One of his disciples--the
one whom Jesus loved--was reclining next to
So when he had dipped
the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas
son of Simon Iscariot.
|A'||Jesus said to him, "Do quickly what you are
going to do."
28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.
29 Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him,
"Buy what we need for the festival"; or, that he should give something to the poor.
30 So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out.
And it was night.
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