John 2:1

“And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the third day there was a mariage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Iesus was there.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
- American Standard Version (1901)

On the third day two people were going to be married at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there:
- Basic English Bible

And on the third day a marriage took place in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
- Darby Bible

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there.
- Webster's Bible

Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,
- Weymouth Bible

The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus' mother was there.
- World English Bible

And the thridde dai weddyngis weren maad in the Cane of Galilee; and the modir of Jhesu was there.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the third day a marriage happened in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:1


2:1 And the third day - After he had said this. In Cana of Galilee - There were two other towns of the same name, one in the tribe of Ephraim, the other in Caelosyria.


People's Bible Notes for John 2:1


Joh 2:1 The First Miracle SUMMARY OF JOHN 2: The Marriage at Cana. The Water Made Wine. The Passover. Jesus at Jerusalem. The Temple Cleansed. The Resurrection Foretold. The third day. After the conversation with Nathanael. Immediately after it he departed into Galilee (Joh 1:43). A marriage in Cana. The site of Cana is not certainly known. Dr. Robinson, Giekie and other authorities place it at a ruin now called Kana, twelve miles north of Nazareth. The mother of Jesus was there. Reasons are suggested from the narrative that follows for believing that Mary was related to the family. As Joseph is never mentioned as living after Jesus entered upon his ministry, he is supposed to have died before this time.

Discussion for John 2

  • Lu2677
    John W."On the 3rd day,meaning what?John 1:29"The next day John" this is day 1.V.35 Again the next day" 29 and 35 are the same day. V.43"The day following Jesus traveled to Galilee. Which is the 2nd day. John 2:1"The 3rd day there was a marriage" Jesus was "called",an invitation.It does not say that Mary told them He could make wine."Protecting her"no evidence of it.You speculate,Proverbs3:5
  • A disciple
    Jesus speaking to His mother in that way, was a mild rebuff to her meddling and trying to tell Him what to do; as if He were still in their house. The Eternal Son of God and Saviour coming in flesh into the world, and commencing His service for our redemption, does not need His mother to tell Him what to do! Now it was time for Mary and the rest of the family to follow Him, by obedience of faith.
  • John R. Whiteside
    I think Jesus was protecting Mary by not calling her, "Mother." He knew what was coming and didn't want her to be hurt or possibly used to interfere with His Father's business. The story begins saying, "And the third day" meaning what? Maybe it was on the 3rd day of the marriage, out of wine, He was called because Mary told them He could make more wine. Obvious a lot had already been drank.
  • Joe M
    When Jesus spoke to His mother He was speaking of His Crucifixion. His body would be pressed and He would release the Spirit. The six pots represent man. Water is our authority. This world has drained us. Filling the pots is The Gospel. We accept Christ then when life draws out from us we release Spirit and not water. This makes us peculiar to the world.
  • Irene123
    "And needed not that any should testify of man ... "; Jesus was speaking of His physical body, the man and not the Spirit of God in Him. He knew there were people that would proclaim the 'man' Jesus only and leave out the Spirit of God - just as they do with 'great evangelists' today.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 2:16 AND SAID UNTO THEM THAT SOLD DOVES TAKE THESE THINGS HENCE --- MAKE NOT MY FATHERS HOUSE AN HOUSE OF MERCHANDISE ***** MATTHEW 24:35 HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY ***** 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER

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