J O H N.
Our Saviour having finished his public discourses,
in which he "endured the contradiction of sinners," now applies
himself to a private conversation with his friends, in which he
designed the consolation of saints. Henceforward we have an account
of what passed between him and his disciples, who were to be
entrusted with the affairs of his household, when he was gone into
a far country; the necessary instructions and comforts he furnished
them with. His hour being at hand, he applies himself to set his
house in order. In this chapter I. He washes his disciples' feet,
ver. 1-17. II. He
foretels who should betray him, ver. 18-30. III. He instructs them in the
great doctrine of his own death, and the great duty of brotherly
love, ver. 31-35. IV.
He foretels Peter's denying him, ver. 36-38.