John 2:11

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

John 2:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
ESV
11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
NLT
11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
MSG
11 This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
CSB
11 Jesus performed this first sign in Cana of Galilee. He displayed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

John 2:11 Meaning and Commentary

John 2:11

This beginning of miracles
This miracle of turning water into wine, was the first miracle Christ ever wrought, either in public or private; for as for what miracles he is said to do in his infancy, there is no reason to give credit to them: and this he

did in Cana of Galilee;
not that this was only the first he did in that place; he afterwards working another there, namely, the cure of a nobleman's son, ( John 4:46 John 4:54 ) , but the first he did any where, and it was in this place; and which the Syriac and Persic versions again call Kotne of Galilee; (See Gill on John 2:1);

and manifested forth his glory;
the glory of his deity and divine sonship, which was hid by his assumption of human nature, but broke forth and showed itself in his miraculous operations, and particularly in this:

and his disciples believed on him;
the above five disciples; see ( John 2:2 ) ; whom he had called, and who were with him at this marriage, and were made acquainted with this miracle: and though they believed in him before, and had declared, and professed him to be the Messiah, Moses and the prophets spoke of, and the Son of God, and King of Israel; yet they were, by this miracle, more and more confirmed in the faith of these things: besides, others might be made his disciples at this time, and be hereby brought to believe in him.

John 2:11 In-Context

9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 23; Matthew 12:38; John 3:2; S John 4:48; John 6:2,14,26,30; John 12:37; John 20:30
  • 2. John 1:14
  • 3. Exodus 14:31