John 2:6

“And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there were set there sixe water pots of stone, after the maner of the purifying of the Iewes, conteining two or three firkins apeece.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now there were six waterpots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now six pots of stone, every one taking two or three firkins of water, were placed there for the purpose of washing, as is the way of the Jews.
- Basic English Bible

Now there were standing there six stone water-vessels, according to the purification of the Jews, holding two or three measures each.
- Darby Bible

And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
- Webster's Bible

Now there were six stone jars standing there (in accordance with the Jewish regulations for purification), each large enough to hold twenty gallons or more.
- Weymouth Bible

Now there were six water pots of stone set there after the Jews' way of purifying, containing two or three metretes apiece.
- World English Bible

And there weren set `sixe stonun cannes, aftir the clensyng of the Jewis, holdynge ech tweyne ether thre metretis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there were there six water-jugs of stone, placed according to the purifying of the Jews, holding each two or three measures.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:6


2:6 The purifying of the Jews - Who purified themselves by frequent washings particularly before eating.


People's Bible Notes for John 2:6


Joh 2:6 There were set there six waterpots of stone. These waterpots were to supply water for the washings usual at feasts. See Mr 7:4. The Jews were regarded ceremonially unclean if they did not wash both before and after eating. See PNT "Mt 15:2". The pots each held about twenty gallons.

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