Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 13:3
- Knowing (eidwv).
- Repeated from verse 1, accenting the full consciousness of Jesus.
- Had given (edwken).
- So Aleph B L W, aorist active instead of dedwken (perfect active) of didwmi. Cf. 3:31 for a similar statement with en instead of eiv. See Matthew 11:27 (Luke 10:22) and Matthew 28:18 for like claim by Jesus to complete power.
- And that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God (kai oti apo teou exhlten kai prov ton teon upagei).
- See plain statement by Jesus on this point in 16:28. The use of prov ton teon recalls the same words in 1:1. Jesus is fully conscious of his deity and Messianic dignity when he performs this humble act.