2:1 And 1 the a third day there was a marriage in Cana of
Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
(1) Christ, declaring openly in an assembly by a notable
miracle that he has power over the nature of things to feed
man's body, leads the minds of all men to consider his
spiritual and saving strength and power.
(a) After the talk which he had with Nathanael, or after
his departure from John, or after he came into Galilee.
2:32 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith
unto him, They have no wine.
(2) Christ takes good enough care of our salvation, and
therefore has no need of others to remind of it.
2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee?
mine b hour is not yet come.
(b) My appointed time.
2:6 And there were set there six c waterpots of stone, after
the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or
three d firkins apiece.
(c) These were vessels made for the use of water, in which
they washed themselves.
(d) Every firkin contained one hundred pounds, at twelve
ounces a pound: By this we gather that Christ helps them
with one thousand and eight hundred pounds of wine.
(about 135 imperial gallons or 600 litres Ed.)
2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set
forth good wine; and when men have e well drunk, then
that which is worse: [but] thou hast kept the good wine
(e) Literally, "are drunken". Now this saying, to be
drunken, does not always refer to being drunk in the
evil sense in the Hebrew language, but sometimes
signifies an abundant and plentiful use of wine, which
is nonetheless a measured amount, as in (Ge 43:34).
2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother,
and his f brethren, and his disciples: and they continued
there not many days.
(f) That is, his cousins.
2:133 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up
(3) Christ being made subject to the law for us, satisfies the
law of the passover.
2:144 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep
and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
(4) Christ being ordained to purge the Church with great zeal
begins his office both of Priest and Prophet.
2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The g
zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
(g) "Zeal" in this place is taken for a wrathful
indignation and displeasure of the mind, brought about
when someone deals wickedly and evilly towards those
whom we love well.
2:185 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What h sign
shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
(5) Against those who so bind God to an ordinary calling,
which they themselves most shamefully abuse, that they will
not admit of an extraordinary calling, which God confirms
from heaven (and they would have it extinguished, although
in vain) unless it is sealed with outward and bodily
(h) With what miracle do you confirm it, that we may see
the heavenly power and strength which gives you
authority to speak and to act in this manner?
2:21 But he spake of the i temple of his body.
(i) That is, of his body.
2:246 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he
knew all [men],
(6) It is not good giving credit to those who trust only
because of miracles.
2:257 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he
knew what was in man.
(7) Christ is the searcher of hearts, and therefore truly God.