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John 2 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,
2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When the wine had given out, Jesus' mother said to him, "They are out of wine." 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4 "You must not tell me what to do," Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come." 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
5 Jesus' mother then told the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 The Jews have rules about ritual washing, and for this purpose six stone water jars were there, each one large enough to hold between twenty and thirty gallons. 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill these jars with water." They filled them to the brim, 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
8 and then he told them, "Now draw some water out and take it to the man in charge of the feast." They took him the water, 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
9 which now had turned into wine, and he tasted it. He did not know where this wine had come from (but, of course, the servants who had drawn out the water knew); so he called the bridegroom 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
10 and said to him, "Everyone else serves the best wine first, and after the guests have drunk a lot, he serves the ordinary wine. But you have kept the best wine until now!" 10 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."
11 Jesus performed this first miracle in Cana in Galilee; there he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. 11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.
12 After this, Jesus and his mother, brothers, and disciples went to Capernaum and stayed there a few days. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
13 It was almost time for the Passover Festival, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 There in the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons, and also the moneychangers sitting at their tables. 14 In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
15 So he made a whip from cords and drove all the animals out of the Temple, both the sheep and the cattle; he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and scattered their coins; 15 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.
16 and he ordered those who sold the pigeons, "Take them out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!" 16 To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!"
17 His disciples remembered that the scripture says, "My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire." 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."
18 The Jewish authorities came back at him with a question, "What miracle can you perform to show us that you have the right to do this?" 18 Then the Jews demanded of him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"
19 Jesus answered, "Tear down this Temple, and in three days I will build it again." 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
20 "Are you going to build it again in three days?" they asked him. "It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple!" 20 The Jews replied, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?"
21 But the temple Jesus was speaking about was his body. 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
22 So when he was raised from death, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and what Jesus had said. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
23 While Jesus was in Jerusalem during the Passover Festival, many believed in him as they saw the miracles he performed. 23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in his name.
24 But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew them all. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men.
25 There was no need for anyone to tell him about them, because he himself knew what was in their hearts. 25 He did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.