John 2:6

6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[a]

John 2:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
ESV
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
NLT
6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons.
MSG
6 Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons.
CSB
6 Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained 20 or 30 gallons.

John 2:6 In-Context

4 “Woman,why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”They did so,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Mark 7:3,4; John 3:25

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or from about 75 to about 115 liters
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