John 2:24

“But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus did not commit himselfe vnto them, because he knew al men,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus did not have faith in them, because he had knowledge of them all.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus himself did not trust himself to them, because he knew all [men],
- Darby Bible

But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men.
- Webster's Bible

But for His part, Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew them all,
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus didn't trust himself to them, because he knew everyone,
- World English Bible

But Jhesus trowide not hym silf to hem, for he knewe alle men;
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus himself was not trusting himself to them, because of his knowing all [men],
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:24


2:24 He did not trust himself to them - Let us learn hence not rashly to put ourselves into the power of others. Let us study a wise and happy medium between universal suspiciousness and that easiness which would make us the property of every pretender to kindness and respect.


Discussion for John 2

  • Honey
    Humans today try to justify their actions by twisting the Lord's holy words to make an excuse for their actions instead of wanting to understand what he is trying to teach us through his scriptures. Remember, man should not try to add nor twist God's words because there will be a price to pay if you do. Mediate on those thoughts. Don't get caught up in the things of this world. Be Blessed!
  • Rachel
    This verse is about obedience then and for us today; "Whatsoever He saith, do it."
    This is one of the most profound verses in scripture. It's believed to be the first public statement from His mother's lips in support of His diety. It's not about the wine as much as it is about obedience. Thank you.
  • A disciple
    Charlotte; Wine has always what it is! Haven't you read how Noah got drunk? Wine is not a sin, nor any drink, in and of itself; but the drunkard is the sinner: if someone can drink with a good conscience toward God and his neighbor, and not use it for debauchery and excess! As Saints of Jesus we are not forbidden to drink wine or liquor of any kind, if it be with moderation and respect for others.
  • Charlotte
    I believe the wine today is very different from wine in Jesus' day. Back in Jesus day there was no refrigeration system so wine and water was there was to drink. Wine in Jesus' day was not fermented as it is today. Trying to use the Bible to justify consuming alcoholic beverages to get drunk is just wrong/sin.
  • 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

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