John 2:7

7 Jesus ordered the servants, "Fill the pots with water." And 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 She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, "Whatever he tells you, do it."
6 Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus ordered the servants, "Fill the pots with water." And they filled them to the brim.
8 "Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host," Jesus said, and they did.
9 When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn't know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom,