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John 2 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 On the third day two people were going to be married at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there: 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,
2 And Jesus with his disciples came as guests. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When they had not enough wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4 Jesus said to her, Woman, this is not your business; my time is still to come. 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever he says to you, do it. 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Now six pots of stone, every one taking two or three firkins of water, were placed there for the purpose of washing, as is the way of the Jews. 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, Make the pots full of water. And they made them full to the top. 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he said to them, Now take some, and give it to the master of the feast. So they took it to him. 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
9 After tasting the water which had now become wine, the master of the feast (having no idea where it came from, though it was clear to the servants who took the water out) sent for the newly-married man, 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, Every man first puts out his best wine and when all have had enough he puts out what is not so good; but you have kept the good wine 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, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee and let his glory be seen openly; and his disciples put their faith 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, with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they were there not more than two or three 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 The time of the Passover of the Jews was near and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And there in the Temple he saw men trading in oxen and sheep and doves, and he saw the changers of money in their seats: 14 In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
15 And he made a whip of small cords and put them all out of the Temple, with the sheep and the oxen, sending in all directions the small money of the changers and overturning 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 And to those who were trading in doves he said, Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a market. 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 And it came to the minds of the disciples that the Writings say, I am on fire with passion for your house. 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."
18 Then the Jews put this question to him: What sign of authority have you to give us, seeing that you do these things? 18 Then the Jews demanded of him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"
19 And Jesus said to them, Send destruction on this Temple and I will put it up again in three days. 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
20 The Jews said, The building of this Temple took forty-six years; and you will put it up 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 his words were about that holy building which was his body. 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
22 So when he had come back again from the dead, the memory of these words came back to the disciples, and they had faith in the holy Writings and in the word which 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 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover, a great number of people came to have faith in his name, after seeing the signs which he did. 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 have faith in them, because he had knowledge of them all. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men.
25 He had no need for any witness about man; for he himself had knowledge of what was in man. 25 He did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.