John 2 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
The Message (MSG) New International Version (NIV)
1 Three days later there was a wedding in the village 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 Jesus and his disciples were guests also. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus' mother told him, "They're just about out of wine." 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4 Jesus said, "Is that any of our business, Mother - yours or mine? This isn't my time. Don't push me." 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
5 She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, "Whatever he tells you, do it." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to 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 ordered the servants, "Fill the pots with water." And 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 "Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host," Jesus said, and they did. 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
9 When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn't know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to 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 "Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you've saved the best till 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 This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of 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 he went down to Capernaum along with his mother, brothers, and disciples, and stayed several 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 When the Passover Feast, celebrated each spring by the Jews, was about to take place, Jesus traveled up to Jerusalem. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 He found the Temple teeming with people selling cattle and sheep and doves. The loan sharks were also there in full strength. 14 In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
15 Jesus put together a whip out of strips of leather and chased them out of the Temple, stampeding the sheep and cattle, upending the tables of the loan sharks, spilling coins left and right. 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 He told the dove merchants, "Get your things out of here! Stop turning my Father's house into a shopping mall!" 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 That's when his disciples remembered the Scripture, "Zeal for your house consumes me." 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."
18 But the Jews were upset. They asked, "What credentials can you present to justify 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'll put it back together." 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
20 They were indignant: "It took forty-six years to build this Temple, and you're going to rebuild it in three days?" 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 Jesus was talking about his body as the Temple. 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
22 Later, after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this. They then put two and two together and believed both what was written in 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 During the time he was in Jerusalem, those days of the Passover Feast, many people noticed the signs he was displaying and, seeing they pointed straight to God, entrusted their lives to him. 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 didn't entrust his life to them. He knew them inside and out, knew how untrustworthy they were. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men.
25 He didn't need any help in seeing right through them. 25 He did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.