John 2:6
Strong's Lexicon
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

six
ἓξ (hex)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1803: Six. A primary numeral; six.

stone
λίθιναι (lithinai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3035: Made of stone. From lithos; stony, i.e. Made of stone.

water jars
ὑδρίαι (hydriai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5201: A water pot, jar, pitcher. From hudor; a water-jar, i.e. Receptacle for family supply.

had been
Ἦσαν (Ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

set
κείμεναι (keimenai)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2749: To lie, recline, be placed, be laid, set, specially appointed, destined. Middle voice of a primary verb; to lie outstretched.

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

for
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Jewish
Ἰουδαίων (Ioudaiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

[rites of] purification.
καθαρισμὸν (katharismon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2512: From katharizo; a washing off, i.e. ablution, expiation.

[Each] could hold
χωροῦσαι (chōrousai)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5562: From chora; to be in space, i.e. to pass, enter, or to hold, admit.

from
ἀνὰ (ana)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 303: A primary preposition and adverb; properly, up; but used severally, or at.

twenty to thirty gallons
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

τρεῖς (treis)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5140: Three. Or neuter tria a primary number; 'three'.

μετρητὰς (metrētas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3355: From metreo; a measurer, i.e., a certain standard measure of capacity for liquids.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained 20 or 30 gallons .

New American Standard Bible
Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.

King James Bible
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

New Living Translation
Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons.

English Standard Version
Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.

New American Standard Bible
Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.

King James Bible
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained 20 or 30 gallons.

International Standard Version
Now standing there were six stone water jars used for the Jewish rites of purification, each one holding from two to three measures.

NET Bible
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washing, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.

American Standard Version
Now there were six waterpots of stone set there after the Jews manner of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece.

English Revised Version
Now there were six waterpots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece.

Young's Literal Translation
And there were there six water-jugs of stone, placed according to the purifying of the Jews, holding each two or three measures.






Cross References
Mark 7:3
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Luke 16:6
And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

John 2:7
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

John 3:25
Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 2:5
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

John 2:4
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

John 2:3
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

John 2:8
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

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,
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