Bible: John 2

Turning Water into Wine

2:1 Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana 1  in Galilee. 2  Jesusmother 3  was there, 2:2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. 4  2:3 When the wine ran out, Jesusmother said to him, “They have no wine left.” 5  2:4 Jesus replied, 6 Woman, 7  why are you saying this to me? 8  My time 9  has not yet come.” 2:5 His mother told the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.” 10 

2:6 Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washing, 11  each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 12  2:7 Jesus told the servants, 13 Fill the water jars with water.” So they filled them up to the very top. 2:8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the head steward,” 14  and they did. 2:9 When 15  the head steward tasted the water that had been turned to wine, not knowing where it came from 16  (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he 17  called the bridegroom 2:10 and said to him, “Everyone 18  serves the good wine first, and then the cheaper 19  wine when the guests 20  are drunk. You have kept the good wine until now! 2:11 Jesus did this as the first of his miraculous signs, 21  in Cana 22  of Galilee. In this way he revealed 23  his glory, and his disciples believed in him. 24 

Cleansing the Temple

2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum 25  with his mother and brothers 26  and his disciples, and they stayed there a few days. 2:13 Now the Jewish feast of Passover 27  was near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 28 

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He found in the temple courts 30  those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting at tables. 31  2:15 So he made a whip of cords 32  and drove them all out of the temple courts, 33  with the sheep and the oxen. He scattered the coins of the money changers 34  and overturned their tables. 2:16 To those who sold the doves he said, “Take these things away from here! Do not make 35  my Father’s house a marketplace! 36  2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal 37  for your house will devour me.” 38 

2:18 So then the Jewish leaders 39  responded, 40 What sign can you show us, since you are doing these things? 41  2:19 Jesus replied, 42 Destroy 43  this temple and in three days I will raise it up again.” 2:20 Then the Jewish leaders 44  said to him, “This temple has been under construction 45  for forty-six years, 46  and are you going to raise it up in three days? 2:21 But Jesus 47  was speaking about the temple of his body. 48  2:22 So after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture 49  and the saying 50  that Jesus had spoken.

Jesus at the Passover Feast

2:23 Now while Jesus 51  was in Jerusalem 52  at the feast of the Passover, many people believed in his name because they saw the miraculous signs he was doing. 53  2:24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people. 54  2:25 He did not need anyone to testify about man, 55  for he knew what was in man. 56 

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