2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.v Jesus’ motherw was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman,a x why do you involve me?”y Jesus replied. “My hourz has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”a
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing,b each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.b
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.c 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 signsd through which he revealed his glory;e and his disciples believed in him.f
12 After this he went down to Capernaumg with his motherh and brothersi and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
Jesus Clears the Temple Courts
2:14–16pp—Mt 21:12,13; Mk 11:15–17; Lk 19:45,46
13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover,j Jesus went up to Jerusalem.k 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves,l and others sitting at tables exchanging money.m 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s housen into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”c o
18 The Jewsp then responded to him, “What signq can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”r
19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”s
20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.t 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said.u Then they believed the scripturev and the words that Jesus had spoken.
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival,w many people saw the signsx he was performing and believedy in his name.d 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind,z for he knew what was in each person.a
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