John 2
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Jesus Changes Water into Wine

1On the third day of that weeka there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother told him, “They don’t have any more wine.”

4“How does that concern us, dear lady?”b Jesus asked her. “My time hasn’t come yet.”

5His mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6Now standing there were six stone water jars used for the Jewish rites of purification, each one holding from two to three measures.c 7Jesus told the servants,d “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the man in charge of the banquet.” So they did.

9When the man in charge of the banquet tasted the water that had become wine (without knowing where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew), hee called for the bridegroom 10and told him, “Everyone serves the best wine first, and the cheap kind when peoplef are drunk. But you have kept the best wine until now!” 11Jesus did this, the firstg of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

12After this, Jesush went down to Capernaum—he, his mother, his brothers, and his disciples—and they remained there for a few days.

Confrontation in the Temple over Money

(Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46)

13The Jewish Passover was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, as well as moneychangers sitting at their tables. 15After making a whip out of cords, he drove all of them out of the Temple, including the sheep and the cattle. He scattered the coins of the moneychangers and knocked over their tables.

16Then he told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”i

18Then the Jewish leadersj asked him, “What sign can you show us as authority for doing these things?”

19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will rebuild it.”

20The Jewish leadersk said, “This sanctuary has been under construction for 46 years, and you’re going to rebuild it in three days?” 21But the sanctuary he was speaking about was his own body. 22After he had been raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scripture and the statement that Jesus had made.l

Jesus Knows All People

23While Jesusm was in Jerusalem for the Passover Festival, many people believed in himn because they saw the signs that he was doing. 24Jesus, however, did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25and didn’t need anyone to tell him what people were like, because he himself knew what was in every person.o

a 2:1 The Gk. lacks of that week
b 2:4 Or us, woman
c 2:6 i.e. about 25 gallons each; the Gk. metron contained about 8.4 gallons
d 2:7 Lit. them
e 2:9 Lit. the man in charge of the banquet
f 2:10 Lit. they
g 2:11 Or beginning
h 2:12 Lit. he
i 2:17 Cf. Ps 69:9
j 2:18 i.e. Judean leaders; lit. the Jews
k 2:20 i.e. Judean leaders; lit. The Jews
l 2:22 Lit. spoken
m 2:23 Lit. he
n 2:23 Lit. in his name
o 2:25 Lit. in a person

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