John 2:7

7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

John 2:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Jesus saith unto them,Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
ESV
7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
NLT
7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled,
MSG
7 Jesus ordered the servants, "Fill the pots with water." And they filled them to the brim.
CSB
7 "Fill the jars with water," Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim.

John 2:7 Meaning and Commentary

John 2:7

Jesus saith unto them
To the servants that waited at the feast,

fill the water pots with water.
The Ethiopic version adds, "to their brims", as they did. Christ chose the water pots, and not the vessel, or vessels, or bottles, now empty, out of which they had drank their wine; that it might not be said that there was any left therein, which gave colour and flavour to the water: and he ordered them to be filled with water by the servants, that they might take notice, and be witnesses, that that, and nothing else, was put into them; and up to the brims, so that they could not he capable of having any other liquor infused into them:

and they filled them up to the brim;
strictly observing the orders of Christ, and the instructions of his mother.

John 2:7 In-Context

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,
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