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John 2:3

    John 2:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When they had not enough wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    World English Bible

    When the wine ran out, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 2:3

    They have no wine - Though the blessed virgin is supposed to have never seen her son work a miracle before this time, yet she seems to have expected him to do something extraordinary on this occasion; as, from her acquaintance with him, she must have formed some adequate idea of his power and goodness.

    Barnes' Notes on John 2:3

    When they wanted wine - A marriage feast among the Jews was commonly observed for seven or eight days. It is not probable that there would be a want of wine at the marriage itself, and it is possible, therefore, that Jesus came there some time during the marriage feast.

    They have no wine - It is not known why Mary told this to Jesus. It would seem that she had a belief that he was able to supply it, though he had as yet worked no miracle.

    Wesley's Notes on John 2:3

    2:3 And wine falling short - How many days the solemnity had lasted, and on which day our Lord came, or how many disciples might follow him, does not appear. His mother saith to him, They have not wine - Either she might mean, supply them by miracle; or, Go away, that others may go also, before the want appears.
    Book: John