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1 The next day Jesus' mother was a guest at a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,
2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus' mother spoke to him about the problem. "They have no more wine," she told him. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4 "How does that concern you and me?" Jesus asked. "My time has not yet come." 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
5 But his mother told the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Six stone waterpots were standing there; they were used for Jewish ceremonial purposes and held twenty to thirty gallons each. 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 told the servants, "Fill the jars with water." When the jars had been filled to the brim, 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
8 he said, "Dip some out and take it to the master of ceremonies." So they followed his instructions. 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
9 When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 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 "Usually a host serves the best wine first," he said. "Then, when everyone is full and doesn't care, he brings out the less expensive wines. But you have kept the best 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 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was Jesus' first display 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 the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples. 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 time for the annual Passover celebration, and Jesus went to Jerusalem. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; and he saw money changers behind their counters. 14 In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
15 Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and oxen, scattered the money changers' coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. 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 Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, "Get these things out of here. Don't turn my Father's house into 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 Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: "Passion for God's house burns within me." 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."
18 "What right do you have to do these things?" the Jewish leaders demanded. "If you have this authority from God, show us a miraculous sign to prove it." 18 Then the Jews demanded of him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"
19 "All right," Jesus replied. "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
20 "What!" they exclaimed. "It took forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can do 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 by "this temple," Jesus meant his body. 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
22 After he was raised from the dead, the disciples remembered that he had said this. And they believed both Jesus and the Scriptures. 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 Because of the miraculous signs he did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many people were convinced that he was indeed the Messiah. 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 trust them, because he knew what people were really like. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men.
25 No one needed to tell him about human nature. 25 He did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.