John 2:2
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New International Version
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

New Living Translation
and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration.

English Standard Version
Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.

Berean Study Bible
and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

Berean Literal Bible
and also Jesus was invited, and His disciples, to the wedding.

New American Standard Bible
and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.

King James Bible
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding as well.

International Standard Version
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

NET Bible
and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And also Yeshua himself and his disciples were invited to the wedding banquet,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus and his disciples had been invited too.

New American Standard 1977
and Jesus also was invited, and His disciples, to the wedding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and Jesus and his disciples were also called to the marriage.

King James 2000 Bible
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

American King James Version
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

American Standard Version
and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus also, and his disciples, were invited to the marriage.

English Revised Version
and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage.

Webster's Bible Translation
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

Weymouth New Testament
and Jesus also was invited and His disciples.

World English Bible
Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage.

Young's Literal Translation
and also Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-11 It is very desirable when there is a marriage, to have Christ own and bless it. Those that would have Christ with them at their marriage, must invite him by prayer, and he will come. While in this world we sometimes find ourselves in straits, even when we think ourselves in fulness. There was want at a marriage feast. Those who are come to care for the things of the world, must look for trouble, and count upon disappointment. In our addresses to Christ, we must humbly spread our case before him, and then refer ourselves to him to do as he pleases. In Christ's reply to his mother there was no disrespect. He used the same word when speaking to her with affection from the cross; yet it is a standing testimony against the idolatry of after-ages, in giving undue honours to his mother. His hour is come when we know not what to do. Delays of mercy are not denials of prayer. Those that expect Christ's favours, must observe his orders with ready obedience. The way of duty is the way to mercy; and Christ's methods must not be objected against. The beginning of Moses' miracles was turning water into blood, Ex 7:20; the beginning of Christ's miracles was turning water into wine; which may remind us of the difference between the law of Moses and the gospel of Christ. He showed that he improves creature-comforts to all true believers, and make them comforts indeed. And Christ's works are all for use. Has he turned thy water into wine, given thee knowledge and grace? it is to profit withal; therefore draw out now, and use it. It was the best wine. Christ's works commend themselves even to those who know not their Author. What was produced by miracles, always was the best in its kind. Though Christ hereby allows a right use of wine, he does not in the least do away his own caution, which is, that our hearts be not at any time overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, Lu 21:34. Though we need not scruple to feast with our friends on proper occasions, yet every social interview should be so conducted, that we might invite the Redeemer to join with us, if he were now on earth; and all levity, luxury, and excess offend him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - And both Jesus was called (ἐκλήθη, aorist, not pluperfect, and contrasted with the η΅ν of ver. 1) - after his return from Bethany - and his disciples to the marriage. Jesus had no disciples before the events recorded in the previous chapter. These men may have been friends of each other and of the bridal party, and received such an invitation before their visit to the banks of the Jordan; but it is far more probable that these individuals already mentioned, or that some of them, and that most certainly John his near relative (see Introduction), were invited, because they were in the society of Jesus.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And both Jesus was called,.... Or invited, as being a relation, according to the flesh:

and his disciples, to the marriage; who were bidden, on his account; and they seem to be these, Andrew, and the other disciple, that followed Jesus, and Simon Peter, and Philip, and Nathanael, who was of this place; and accordingly they all went to it. Christ, and his five disciples, made six of the ten, which were always necessary to be present at, the benediction of bridegrooms: for so runs the canon (m);

"they do not bless the blessing of bridegrooms, but with ten principal and free men; and the bridegroom may be one of the number.''

To attend a wedding, was reckoned, with the Jews, an act of beneficence and kindness (n). Our Lord, being at this wedding, was acting like himself, and his general character, of being free, affable, and courteous; who accepted of every invitation, and refused not to be at any entertainment, made by who it would, or on whatever occasion: and particularly in this instance, it shows his humility in not disdaining his poor relations, but giving them his company at such a time; as also it was bearing a testimony to the institution of marriage, as honourable; and teaches us to rejoice with them that rejoice: and as this was, at the first of Christ's ministry and miracles, it is likely it might give the occasion of that calumny cast on him in Matthew 11:19. The disciples of Christ followed the example of their master. According to the Jewish cations (o), a disciple of a wise man might not partake of any feast, but what was according to the commandment, as the feast of espousals, and of marriage; and such a feast was this, which Christ and his disciples were at; and so not to be condemned for it, according to their own maxims.

(m) Maimon. Hilch. Ishot, c. 10. sect. 5. Pirke Eliezer, c. 19. Shirhashirim Rabba, fol. 9. 3.((n) Maimon in Misn. Peah, c. 1. sect. 1.((o) T. Bab. Pesachim, fol. 49. 1. & Maimon. Hilchot Deyot, c. 5. sect. 2.

John 2:2 Additional Commentaries
The Wedding at Cana
1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."…
Cross References
John 1:40
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.

John 2:3
When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."

John 2:12
After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.

John 2:17
His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."

John 2:22
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

John 3:22
After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized.

John 4:2
although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.

John 4:8
(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

John 4:33
Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"

John 6:8
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,

John 6:12
When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted."

John 6:16
When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,

John 6:60
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"

John 6:66
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

John 6:67
"You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.

John 6:70
Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"

John 6:71
(He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)

John 7:3
Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.

Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.

Acts 11:29
The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
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