John 2:5

“His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

His mother saith vnto þe seruants, Whatsoeuer he saith vnto you, doe it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His mother *said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

His mother said to the servants, Whatever he says to you, do it.
- Basic English Bible

His mother says to the servants, Whatever he may say to you, do.
- Darby Bible

His mother saith to the servants, Whatever he saith to you, do it.
- Webster's Bible

His mother said to the attendants, "Whatever he tells you to do, do it."
- Weymouth Bible

His mother said to the servants, "Whatever he says to you, do it."
- World English Bible

His modir seith to the mynystris, What euere thing he seie to you, do ye.
- Wycliffe Bible

His mother saith to the ministrants, `Whatever he may say to you -- do.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:5


2:5 His mother saith to the servants - Gathering from his answer he was about to do something extraordinary.


People's Bible Notes for John 2:5


Joh 2:5 Whatsoever he saith unto you, do [it]. She evidently understood from the manner, if not the words, of his reply that he would relieve 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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