NKJV - 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
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I interpret Jesus to be saying that God the Father, by the teaching contained in the words that Jesus had spoken to the apostles throughout His ministry, had been carrying out the "pruning" (or "purging") process of which Jesus had just spoken, as a result of which the remaining apostles (other than Judas Iscariot) were now (that is, already) "clean", or fully equipped to bear maximum fruit in Jesus' name (in comparison to those who would become Christ's followers -- and undergo the same process -- in the future as a result of the apostles' evangelizing).
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