Jesus came, therefore, again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine, and there was a certain courtier, whose son was ailing in Capernaum,
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Where he made the water wine - See the notes on John 2:1, etc. Cana was on the road from Nazareth to Capernaum and the Sea of Tiberias.
A certain nobleman - An officer of the king's court: for this is the meaning of the original word, βασιλικος, which the Vulgate translates regulus, a little king. This officer belonged to Herod Antipas, who was then tetrarch of Galilee. Jerome calls him Palatinus, and says he was an officer of the king's palace. Others think it was Chuza, mentioned Luke 8:3; and others think it was Manaen, spoken of Acts 13:1. One of these opinions may be true, but all solid proof is wanting. This officer, whoever he was, appears to have had his ordinary abode at Capernaum, and hearing that Christ was at Cana, he came express from Capernaum thither, to entreat him to heal his child.
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Cana. 'It is worthy of remark,' says Dr. E. D. Clarke, who visited Cana a few years ago, 'that, walking among the ruins of a church, we saw large massy pots, answering the description given of the ancient vessels of the country; not preserved, but lying about, disregarded by the present inhabitants, as antiquities with whose original use they were unacquainted. From their appearance, and the number of them, it was quite evident that a practice of keeping water in large pots, each holding from eighteen to twenty-seven gallons, was once common in the country.' (Compare the account of the water pots. ch.
John 2:6 And there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews...
John 2:1-11 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there...
John 21:2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee...
Joshua 19:28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even to great Zidon;
nobleman. or, courtier, or, ruler. whose.
Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
Psalm 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.
Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
Matthew 9:18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead...
Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord...
Matthew 17:14,15 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying...
Luke 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.
Luke 8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
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