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John 2:2

    John 2:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jesus with his disciples came as guests.

    Webster's Revision

    and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage.

    World English Bible

    Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 2:2

    And both Jesus was called, and his disciples - There are several remarkable circumstances here.

    1. This was probably the first Christian wedding that was ever in the world.

    2. The great Author of the Christian religion, with his disciples, (probably then only four or five in number, see John 1:37, etc.), were invited to it.

    3. The first miracle Jesus Christ wrought was at it, and in honor of it.

    4. The mother of Christ, the most pure of all virgins, the most holy of all wives, and the first Christian mother, was also at it.

    5. The marriage was according to God, or these holy persons would not have attended it.

    6. The bride and bridegroom must have been a holy pair, otherwise they would have had nothing to do with such holy company.

    Marriage is ever honorable in itself; but it is not at all times used honourably. Where Jesus is not invited to bless the union, no good can be expected; and where the disciples of sin and Satan are preferred to the disciples of Christ, on such occasions, it is a melancholy intimation that so bad a beginning will have a bad ending. I am afraid we may search long, before we find a marriage conducted on such principles as this appears to have been, even among those who make more than a common profession of the religion of Christ.

    Barnes' Notes on John 2:2

    His disciples - Those that he had made when in Judea. These were Peter, Andrew, Philip, and Nathanael. They were not yet called to be apostles, but they believed that he was the Messiah. The miracle performed here was doubtless to convince them more fully that he was the Christ.

    Wesley's Notes on John 2:2

    2:2 Jesus and his disciples were invited to the marriage - Christ does not take away human society, but sanctifies it. Water might have quenched thirst; yet our Lord allows wine; especially at a festival solemnity. Such was his facility in drawing his disciples at first, who were afterward to go through rougher ways.
    Book: John