Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing,1 each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.a7
Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.2 He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
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."
This, the first of his miraculous signs,3 Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory,4 and his disciples put their faith in him.5
After this he went down to Capernaum6 with his mother7 and brothers8 and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover,9 Jesus went up to Jerusalem.1014
In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves,11 and others sitting at tables exchanging money.1215
So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house13 into a market!"