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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And on the third day there was a wedding feast in Qatna, a city of Galilee, and the mother of Yeshua was there.
And also Yeshua himself and his disciples were invited to the wedding banquet,
And it was lacking wine, and his mother said to Yeshua, “There is no wine for them.”
Yeshua said to her, “What do we have in common, woman? My hour has not quite yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do.”
But there were there six watercasks of stone, set for the purifying of the Judeans, which held two or three nine-gallon-measures each.
Yeshua said to them: “Fill the watercasks with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
He said to them: “Draw out now and take to The Master of Ceremonies.”
And when The Master of Ceremonies tasted that water that had become wine, and did not know from where it was, ( but the servants knew, for they had filled them with water ) the Master of Ceremonies called the bridegroom,
And he said to him: “Every man first calls for the good wine, and when they are drunk, then that which is inferior, but you have kept the good wine until now.”
This first miracle Yeshua did in Qatna of Galilee and he manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
12After this he went down to Capernaum, he, his mother, his brothers and his disciples, and they were there a few days.
13And the Passover of the Jews was drawing near, and Yeshua went up to Jerusalem.
14And he found in The Temple those that were selling lambs, sheep and doves, and there were money exchangers sitting.
15And he made for himself a whip from rope and cast all of them out of The Temple, and the sheep, the lambs, and money exchangers, and he poured out their money and overturned their tables.
16And to those who had been selling doves he said: “Take these things out of here, and do not make my Father's house a house of trade.”
17And his disciples called to mind that which is written: “The zeal of your house has consumed Me.”
18But the Judeans answered and said to him: “What sign are you showing us that you are doing these things?”
19Yeshua answered and said to them: “Tear down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
20The Jews were saying to him: “For forty six years this temple has been being built, and will you raise it in three days?”
21But he said this concerning the temple of his body.
22But when he had risen from the grave, his disciples were reminded that he had said this, and they believed the scriptures and the word that Yeshua had spoken.
23But when Yeshua was staying in Jerusalem at Passover during the feast, many trusted in him because they saw the miracles that he performed.
24But Yeshua did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all men,
25And he did not need a man to testify to him about anyone, for he himself knew what was in a man.