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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN - Chapter 13 - Verse 4

Verse 4. He riseth from supper. Evidently while they were eating. See Joh 13:2.

Laid aside his garments. His outer garment. See Barnes "Mt 5:40".

This was his mantle or robe, which is said to have been without seam. It was customary to lay this aside when they worked or ran, or in the heat of summer.

Took a towel and girded himself. This was the manner of a servant or slave. See Barnes "Lu 17:8"

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