John 2:8
New International Version
Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,

New Living Translation
he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it.

Berean Study Bible
“Now draw some out,” He said, “and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so,

Berean Literal Bible
And He says to them, "Now draw some out and carry it to the master of the feast." And they carried it.

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it to him.

New King James Version
And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it.

King James Bible
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter." And they did.

Contemporary English Version
he said, "Now take some water and give it to the man in charge of the feast." The servants did as Jesus told them,

Good News Translation
and then he told them, "Now draw some water out and take it to the man in charge of the feast." They took him the water,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the chief servant." And they did.

International Standard Version
Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the man in charge of the banquet." So they did.

NET Bible
Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the head steward," and they did.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them: “Draw out now and take to The Master of Ceremonies.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "Pour some, and take it to the person in charge." The servers did as they were told.

New American Standard 1977
And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the headwaiter.” And they took it to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Draw out now and bear unto the butler. And they bore it.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the steward of the feast. And they bore it.

American King James Version
And he said to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the feast. And they bore it.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now, and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it.

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

English Revised Version
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the ruler of the feast. And they bare it.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'Draw out, now, and bear to the director of the apartment;' and they bare.
Study Bible
The Wedding at Cana
7Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. 8“Now draw some out,” He said, “and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 9and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not know where it was from, but the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside…
Cross References
John 2:7
Jesus told the servants, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim.

John 2:9
and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not know where it was from, but the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the feast. And they bore it.

Draw.

John 2:9
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding…

Ecclesiastes 9:6
Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

the governor.

Romans 13:7
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.







Lexicon
“Now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

draw [some] out,”
Ἀντλήσατε (Antlēsate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 501: To draw (generally water from a deep well in the ground); perhaps: I draw out. From antlos; to bale up, i.e. Dip water.

He said,
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

take [it]
φέρετε (pherete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

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

master of the banquet.”
ἀρχιτρικλίνῳ (architriklinō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 755: From arche and a compound of treis and klino; director of the entertainment.

They [did so],
ἤνεγκαν (ēnenkan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.
(8) Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast.--A vessel was let down into the pitcher, and was then carried to the ruler of the feast, who would distribute the wine in it to the guests. Ruler rather than "governor." The same English word should be used throughout the two verses. What exact office is denoted by the Greek word is uncertain, as it occurs nowhere else in the Bible, and is very rare in the classical authors. The chief English commentators (Alford, Wordsworth, Trench) are agreed that he was chosen by the guests from among their own number, but this opinion has not commanded the general assent of scholars; and there seems more reason to think that the person intended is what we should call the "head-waiter," whose duty it was to taste the viands and wines, to arrange the tables and couches, and to be generally responsible for the feast.

Verse 8. - Draw forth (the object of the verb is not in the sentence. He did not say the "water" which you placed there, nor the "wine" into which it has been transformed, but simply, "Draw forth"), and bear to the governor of the feast. The traditional interpretation, that the water jars were the source of the unwonted supply, and the measure of it, strongly commends itself in preference to the suggestions of Westcott, Moulton, as well as Barnes, Olshausen, and others. The ἀρχιτρίκλινος, the "master of the table," is the chief servant presiding over the arrangements of the feast. This was an Attic official, referred to by Athenaeus (4, 100, 70) as τραπεζοποιός (cf. Heliodor., 7:27). The "symposiarch," arbiter bibendi, is not to be confounded with him. The latter was one of the guests chosen to taste the wine, etc. (see Ecclus. 32:1, where he is called ἡγούμενος). The "governor" is one who occupies a still higher position of importance in Greek feasts. There is no other trace of the Attic usage among the Jews. As the passage in Ecclesiasticus indicates a different custom, and the references to something similar describe the officer by different names, no very sure conclusion can be drawn. Wunsche says that, ordinarily, the master of the house was bound to serve his guests, and preside over the distribution of food and presents. Thus, at the marriage of his son, Rabbi Gamaliel served all his invited guests. Trench, Alford, and Wordsworth think that the governor here was one of the invited guests, from the freedom with which he addressed the bridegroom. Meyer, Godet, take the view that he was not. And they bear it, conscious of a wondrous fact, which must have filled them with consternation. At first the order must have seemed like folly, as when Moses called on Israel to "go forward" into the Red Sea, or as when Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take up thy bed, and walk." "They bear it." 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.
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