John 2:1
New International Version
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,

New Living Translation
The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,

English Standard Version
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

Berean Study Bible
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,

Berean Literal Bible
And on the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,

King James Bible
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

New King James Version
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

New American Standard Bible
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;

NASB 1995
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;

NASB 1977
And on the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;

Amplified Bible
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;

Christian Standard Bible
On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and

American Standard Version
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And on the third day there was a wedding feast in Qatna, a city of Galilee, and the mother of Yeshua was there.

Contemporary English Version
Three days later Mary, the mother of Jesus, was at a wedding feast in the village of Cana in Galilee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there.

Good News Translation
Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,

International Standard Version
On the third day of that week there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,

Literal Standard Version
And [on] the third day a wedding happened in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,

New American Bible
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

NET Bible
Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,

New Revised Standard Version
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

New Heart English Bible
And the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

Weymouth New Testament
Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,

World English Bible
The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus' mother was there.

Young's Literal Translation
And the third day a marriage happened in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wedding at Cana
1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.…

Cross References
Matthew 12:46
While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, His mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to Him.

John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:35
The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.

John 2:11
Jesus performed this, the first of His signs, at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

John 4:46
So once again He came to Cana in Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. And there was a royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.

John 21:2
Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together.


Treasury of Scripture

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

A.

John 1:43
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

a marriage.

Genesis 1:27,28
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them…

Genesis 2:18-25
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him…

Psalm 128:1-4
A Song of degrees. Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways…

Cana.

John 4:46
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

John 21:2
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

Joshua 19:28
And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon;

Kanah.











II.

(1) The third day--i.e., from the last note of time in John 1:43, giving one clear day between the call of Philip and the day of the marriage.

Cana of Galilee has been identified with both Kanet el-Jelil, or Khurbet Kanet, and Kefr Kenna. The monks of Nazareth and local tradition claim the latter place as the scene of the miracle, but this tradition has not been traced earlier than the seventeenth century, and the best modern authorities do not accept it. (But comp., in support of Kefr Kenna, Zeller in Report of Palestine Exploration Fund, iii. 1869.) Kanet el-Jelil, on the other hand, is the rendering of the Arabic version, and Saewulf, as early as A.D. 1103, describes it as the place "where the Lord turned water into wine at the wedding" (Early Travels in Palestine, p. 47). The strength of the argument is in the identity of name in the original, whereas Kenna is quite distinct. Travellers describe it as an obscure, uninhabited village in ruins. They were formerly shown the house where the marriage took place here, and even the water-pots, but these are now shown at the rival Kefr Kenna. The ruins are on the side of a hill looking over the plain of El Buttauf, rather more than six miles to the N. or N.E. of Nazareth, and so answering Saewulf's description. It is some fifteen or sixteen miles from Tiberias and Capernaum, and six or seven more from Tell-Anihje. (Comp. John 1:28.) The writer knows the place by its common name Cana of Galilee, by which it was distinguished from the Cana of the tribe of Asher, S.E. from Tyre (Joshua 19:28). The mother of Jesus was already there, as a relation or friend, assisting in the preparations.

Verse 1-ch. 3:2-4. The testimony of signs to the glory of the Word made flesh. Verses 1-12. -

(1) The first sign, the beginning of signs, Mastery over the old creation. Sign of love and power. The description of the preceding narrative, given in ver. 11, is the true key to it. It is impressive on several accounts. Christ had not yet given any "sign" of the invisible and eternal glory which the evangelist in his prologue had claimed for him. He had not in his own person "manifested" the unique majesty of his will, nor revealed the direction in which the power he wielded would most freely move. John, by this statement,

(1) puts down a positive disclaimer of the whole cycle of portents which, when he wrote, had begun to hover in romantic and exaggerated fashion around the infancy and minority of Jesus.

(2) He shows that his purpose is to bring back from forgetfulness the primary and most impressive events which did in reality characterize the earliest ministry of Christ. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
On the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

third
τρίτῃ (tritē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5154: Third. Ordinal from treis; third; neuter a third part, or a third time, thirdly.

day
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

a wedding
γάμος (gamos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1062: A marriage, wedding, wedding-ceremony; plur: a wedding-feast. Of uncertain affinity; nuptials.

took place
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Cana
Κανὰ (Kana)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2580: Cana, a town in Galilee. Of Hebrew origin; Cana, a place in Palestine.

in Galilee.
Γαλιλαίας (Galilaias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1056: Of Hebrew origin; Galiloea, a region of Palestine.

Jesus’
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

mother
μήτηρ (mētēr)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

there,
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.


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