New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." So they filled them up 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
With water - This was done by the servants employed at the feast. It was done by "them," so that there might be no opportunity of saying that the disciples of Jesus had filled them with wine to produce the "appearance" of a miracle. In this case there could be no deception. The quantity was very considerable. The servants would know whether the "wine" or "water" had been put in these vessels. It could not be believed that they had either the power or the disposition to impose on others in this manner, and the way was therefore clear for the proof that Jesus had really changed what was known to be water into wine.
To the brim - To the top. So full that no wine could be poured in to give the appearance of a mixture. Further, vessels were used for this miracle in which wine had not been kept. These pots were never used to put wine in, but simply to keep "water" in for the various purposes of ablution. A large number was used on this occasion, because there were many guests.
LibraryApril 6 Morning
He ever liveth to make intercession.--HEB. 7:25. Who is he that condemneth? it is Christ that died . . . who also maketh intercession for us.--Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.--There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Seeing . . . that we have a great …
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Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.
And He said to them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it to him.
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