Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciple 耶稣为祂的门徒洗脚

(约翰福音 十三章 一至十七节 现代译本  John 13:1-17 CEV  )

逾越节以前,耶稣知道自己离开这世界回到父那里去的时候到了。祂既然爱世上属于自己的人,就爱他们到底。

吃晚饭的时候(魔鬼已经把出卖耶稣的意念放在西门的儿子加略人犹大的心里),耶稣知道父已经把万有交在祂手中,并且知道自己从上帝而来,又要回到上帝那里去,就起身离席,脱去外衣,拿一条手巾束腰。然后祂倒了一盆水,洗门徒的脚,并且用束腰的手巾擦干。

轮到西门.彼得,彼得就说:“主啊,你要洗我的脚吗?”

耶稣回答:“我所作的,你现在不知道,以后就会明白。”

彼得说:“不行,你千万不可洗我的脚!”耶稣说:“如果我不洗你的脚,你就与我没有关系了。”

西门.彼得说:“主啊,那就不单洗我的脚,连我的手和头都洗吧!”

耶稣说:“洗过澡的人,全身都洁净,只需要洗脚就可以了。你们是洁净的,但不是人人都是这样。” 原来耶稣知道谁要出卖祂,所以祂说“你们不是人人都是洁净的”。

耶稣洗完了门徒的脚,就穿上外衣,再坐下来,对他们说:“我给你们作的,你们明白吗?你们称呼我‘老师,主’,你们说得对,我本来就是。我是主,是老师,尚且洗你们的脚,你们也应当彼此洗脚。我作了你们的榜样,是要你们也照着我所作的去行。我实实在在告诉你们,仆人不能大过主人,奉差遣的也不能大过差他的人。你们既然知道这些事,如果去实行,就有福了。







讨论问题:

1.  你从这篇短文中得到什么样的信息?

2.  为什么彼得不要耶稣为他的洗脚?

3.  根据彼得所说的话,你会怎样来描写彼得?

4.  你觉得耶稣为什么要给祂的门徒洗脚?

5.  对耶稣为门徒洗脚这件事,你会怎样来描写?

6.  耶稣是如何来教导和引领的?






It was before Passover, and Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and to return to the Father. He had always loved his followers in this world, and he loved them to the very end.

Even before the evening meal started, the devil had made Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, decide to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that he had come from God and would go back to God. He also knew that the Father had given him complete power. So during the meal Jesus got up, removed his outer garment, and wrapped a towel around his waist. He put some water into a large bowl. Then he began washing his disciples’ feet and drying them with the towel he was wearing.

But when he came to Simon Peter, that disciple asked, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

Jesus answered, "You don't really know what I am doing, but later you will understand."

"You will never wash my feet!" Peter replied.

"If I don't wash you," Jesus told him, "you don't really belong to me."

Peter said, "Lord, don't wash just my feet. Wash my hands and my head."

Jesus answered, "People who have bathed and are clean all over need to wash just their feet. And you, my disciples, are clean, except for one of you."  Jesus knew who would betray him. That is why he said, "except for one of you."

After Jesus had washed his disciples' feet and had put his outer garment back on, he sat down again. Then he said: Do you understand what I have done?  You call me your teacher and Lord, and you should, because that is who I am.  And if your Lord and teacher has washed your feet, you should do the same for each other.   I have set the example, and you should do for each other exactly what I have done for you.   I tell you for certain that servants are not greater than their master, and messengers are not greater than the one who sent them.   You know these things, and God will bless you, if you do them.


Discussion Questions:

1.     What message did you get from this passage?

2.    Why didn’t Peter want Jesus to wash his feet?

3.    How would you describe Peter based on his comments to Jesus?

4.    Why do you think Jesus washed his disciples’ feet? 

5.    How would you describe this act of foot washing by Jesus?

6.    How did Jesus teach and lead?

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