The Gospel According to John

Chapter 2


The Miracle of the Wine at Cana
1 Three days later there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding, together with His disciples. 3 But the wine ran short. So Jesus' mother said to Him, "They have no wine." 4 Jesus said to her, "Mother, what is that to Me and to you? My hour has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He tells you, do it."

6 Now, there were six stone pots, each holding some twenty to thirty gallons, standing there for the purpose of Jewish ceremonial washing. 7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the water pots with water," and they filled them to the brim. 8 Then Jesus said, "Now, dip out some and bring it to the head steward." They did so. 9 When the head steward tasted the water which had become wine, he called the bridegroom. He did not know where it had come from, though the waiters who had drawn the water knew, and he said to the groom, 10 "Everyone sets out his good wine first, and then, after they have drunk deeply, the poorer wine, but you have kept the good wine until now!"

11 This beginning of His miracles was made by Jesus at Cana in Galilee. He thereby revealed His greatness, and His disciples believed on Him.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple
12 After this He went down to Capernaum with His mother, His brothers and His disciples, but they did not stay there many days. 13 The Passover of the Jews being near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple He found dealers in oxen and sheep and doves. Also the money-changers were seated there. 15 Then, having made Himself a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with their sheep and oxen. He poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And to those who sold doves He said, "Take these things out! Don't make My Father's house a place of buying and selling!" 17 Then the disciples recalled that it is written in Scripture, "Zeal for Your house consumes Me."

The Jews Ask for a Sign
18 Then the Jews challenged Him, saying, "What sign of authority do you show us, since you are doing these things?" 19 Jesus replied, "Tear this temple down, and in three days I will restore it." 20 The Jews then said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will you rebuild it in three days?" 21 He, however, was speaking about His body as the temple. 22 So, later, when He had risen from the dead, then His disciples remembered that He had said this, and they believed what was written and what Jesus had said.

23 While He was in Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover, many, on seeing the miracles that He did, believed on His name. 24 But Jesus did not trust Himself to them, for He knew all men. And He had no need of anyone telling Him about man, for He knew what was in man.


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