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

  • A disciple
    S Green; If you are scandalized by drinking wine, and if YOU get drunk that easy and are afraid of losing control, then by all means, DON'T DO IT, don't drink wine! But the Scriptures don't say that Jesus turned water into fruit juice, but into wine, "which maketh glad the heart of man." It was a miracle of blessing of the poor representing the NEW WINE of the Glad Tidings, to start His Ministry!
  • S Green
    The same Greek word "oikos" is used for grapes and grape juice wine vinegar and alcoholic wine and are all translated as "wine". We know that Jesus never sinned and that drunkeness is a sin therefore we can conclude that the kind of wine that Jesus miraculously made was not an alcoholic kind. Also it did not say the guests were drunk but that they had drunk. Past tense of drink
  • Ray321
    John 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, Jesus knows our hearts.
  • Ray321
    Matthew 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. Thank you Jesus for saving my Soul and my house.
  • Reinaldo Ortiz
    John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. All of Disciples did not understand Jesus or Jesus hid it from there hearts.
  • A disciple
    Practical Christianity does take care for the natural comforts of this life. We are not made of stone, and the LORD never intended us to think, either of ourselves or others, in that way. In Matthew 25 for example, what will separate the saved from the damned will be HOW WE TOOK CARE OF ONE ANOTHER in natural and practical ways! Its not always to "spiritualize" the things; but love is spiritual!

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