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

  • 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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