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

  • 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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