John 2:4

“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus saith vnto her, Woman, what haue I to doe with thee? mine houre is not yet come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus *said to her, "Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to her, Woman, this is not your business; my time is still to come.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says to her, What have I to do with thee, woman? mine hour has not yet come.
- Darby Bible

Jesus saith to her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? my hour is not yet come.
- Webster's Bible

Leave the matter in my hands, He replied; "the time for me to act has not yet come."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seith to hir, What to me and to thee, womman? myn our cam not yit.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith to her, `What -- to me and to thee, woman? not yet is mine hour come.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:4


2:4 Jesus saith to her, Woman - So our Lord speaks also, #John 19:26|. It is probable this was the constant appellation which he used to her. He regarded his Father above all, not knowing even his mother after the flesh. What is it to me and thee? A mild reproof of her inordinate concern and untimely interposal. Mine hour is not yet come - The time of my working this miracle, or of my going away. May we not learn hence, if his mother was rebuked for attempting to direct him in the days of his flesh, how absurd it is to address her as if she had a right to command him, on the throne of his glory? Likewise how indecent it is for us to direct his supreme wisdom, as to the time or manner in which he shall appear for us in any of the exigencies of life!


People's Bible Notes for John 2:4


Joh 2:4 Woman, what have I do to with thee? These words in our language sound harsh and almost rude, but the Greek term "gune", rendered "woman", was respectful and gentle (Joh 19:26). This language, partly a rebuke, to Mary, shows very plainly that the Catholic fiction of Mary being immaculate, the "Queen of Heaven", and "the Mother of God", is all nonsensical. Mine hour is not yet come. The hour of his full manifestation, as the divine King of Israel.

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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