John 2:7
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New International Version
Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.

King James Bible
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus says to them, Fill the water-vessels with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "Fill the water pots with water." They filled them up to the brim.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus saith to them, 'Fill the water-jugs with water;' and they filled them -- unto the brim;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

After the manner of the purifying of the Jews - Or, for the purpose of the purifying of the Jews. The preposition κατα, which I have translated, for the purpose, often denotes in the best Greek writers the final cause of a thing. See several examples produced by Raphelius, from Arrian and Herodotus. These six vessels were set in a convenient place, for the purpose of the Jews washing their hands before they sat down to meat, and probably for other purposes of purification. See this custom referred to in Matthew 15:2 (note). As to the number six, we need seek for no mystery in it; the number of pots was proportioned to the number of the guests.

Containing two or three firkins apiece - Measures or metretes, μετρητας. Bishop Cumberland supposes that the Syrian metretes is here meant, which he computes to have held seven pints and one eighth of a pint; and, if this computation be right, the whole six water pots might have contained about fourteen gallons and a quart. Others make each metretes to contain ten gallons and two pints: see Arbuthnot. But the contents of the measures of the ancients are so very uncertain that it is best, in this and numberless other cases, to attempt to determine nothing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


John 2:3,5 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine...

Numbers 21:6-9 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died...

Joshua 6:3-5 And you shall compass the city, all you men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shall you do six days...

1 Kings 17:13 And Elijah said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it to me...

2 Kings 4:2-6 And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? tell me, what have you in the house? And she said...

2 Kings 5:10-14 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you...

Mark 11:2-6 And said to them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as you be entered into it, you shall find a colt tied...

Mark 14:12-17 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him...

Acts 8:26 And the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza...


Grace and Glory
Chapel Royal, Whitehall. 1865. For the consumptive hospital. St John ii. 11. "This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory." This word glory, whether in its Greek or its Roman shape, had a very definite meaning in the days of the Apostles. It meant the admiration of men. The Greek word, as every scholar knows, is derived from a root signifying to seem, and expresses that which a man seems, and appears to his fellow men. The Latin word glory is
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

September 9 Evening
My feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.--PSA. 73:2. When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. The Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not. A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.--Although he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise: when
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

January 17 Evening
The things which are.--REV. 1:19. Now we see through a glass, darkly.--Now we see not yet all things put under him. We have . . . a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.--Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; how that they told you there should be
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 5 Morning
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, and thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment.--EXO. 30:23,25. Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.--One Spirit.--Diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. Thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.--God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power.--God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cross References
John 2:6
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

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

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