And said to him, Every man at the beginning does set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now.
Treasury of Scripture
Genesis 43:34 And he took and sent messes to them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank...
Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey...
Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.
Proverbs 9:1-6,16-18 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars...
Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...
Revelation 7:16,17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat...
ContextThe Wedding at Cana
1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine. 4Jesus said to her, Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour is not yet come. 5His mother said to the servants, Whatever he said to you, do it. 6And there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7Jesus said to them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the feast. And they bore it. 9When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not from where it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10And said to him, Every man at the beginning does set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now. 11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and saith unto him, Every man setteth on first the good wine; and when men have drunk freely, then that which is worse: thou hast kept the good wine until now.
And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Darby Bible Translation
and says to him, Every man sets on first the good wine, and when men have well drunk, then the inferior; thou hast kept the good wine till now.
King James Bible
And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Young's Literal Translation
and saith to him, 'Every man, at first, the good wine doth set forth; and when they may have drunk freely, then the inferior; thou didst keep the good wine till now.'