John 2:8

“And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee saith vnto them, Drawe out now, and beare vnto the gouernor of the feast. And they bare it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He *said to them, "Draw {some} out now and take it to the headwaiter. So they took it {to him.}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the ruler of the feast. And they bare it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he said to them, Now take some, and give it to the master of the feast. So they took it to him.
- Basic English Bible

And he says to them, Draw out now, and carry [it] to the feast-master. And they carried [it].
- Darby Bible

And he saith to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the feast. And they bore it.
- Webster's Bible

Then He said, "Now, take some out, and carry it to the President of the feast."
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the ruler of the feast." So they took it.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hem, Drawe ye now, and bere ye to the architriclyn. And thei baren.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he saith to them, `Draw out, now, and bear to the director of the apartment;' and they bare.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 2:8


Joh 2:8 Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. Augustine says: ``He that had made wine that day in those six water-pots does the same every year in the vines. For as what the servants put in the water-pots was changed into wine by the operation of the Lord, just so what the clouds pour forth is changed into wine by the operation of the same law.''

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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