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.
2:3 [2 ]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 until now.
(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