John 2:3

“And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they wanted wine, the mother of Iesus saith vnto him, They haue no wine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus *said to Him, "They have no wine."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When they had not enough wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine.
- Basic English Bible

And wine being deficient, the mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine.
- Darby Bible

And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith to him, They have no wine.
- Webster's Bible

Now the wine ran short; whereupon the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."
- Weymouth Bible

When the wine ran out, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine."
- World English Bible

And whanne wijn failide, the modir of Jhesu seide to hym, Thei han not wijn.
- Wycliffe Bible

and wine having failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, `Wine they have not;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:3


2:3 And wine falling short - How many days the solemnity had lasted, and on which day our Lord came, or how many disciples might follow him, does not appear. His mother saith to him, They have not wine - Either she might mean, supply them by miracle; or, Go away, that others may go also, before the want appears.


People's Bible Notes for John 2:3


Joh 2:3 And when they wanted wine. The Revised Version says, "When the wine failed". For some cause, perhaps from a large number of guests than was expected, the wine gave out. In the East, where hospitality is so lavish, this would cause great mortification. The mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. The solicitude of Mary could hardly be expected from one not a relative, but why she appeal to Jesus? In part, because it was natural speak to him in her perplexity, and in part, likewise, because she hoped he would meet the difficulty.

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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