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1 Three days later a wedding took place in the city 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 had been invited too. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They're out of wine." 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4 Jesus said to her, "Why did you come to me? My time has not yet come." 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
5 His mother told the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Six stone water jars were there. They were used for Jewish purification rituals. Each jar held 18 to 27 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 told the servers, "Fill the jars with water." The servers filled the jars to the brim. 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Jesus said to them, "Pour some, and take it to the person in charge." The servers did as they were told. 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
9 The person in charge tasted the water that had become wine. He didn't know where it had come from, although the servers who had poured the water knew. The person in charge called the groom 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 serves the best wine first. When people are drunk, the host serves cheap wine. But you have saved the best wine for 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 Cana in Galilee was the place where Jesus began to perform miracles. He made his glory public there, 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, his mother, brothers, and disciples went to the city of Capernaum and stayed there for 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 The Jewish Passover was near, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 He found those who were selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons in the temple courtyard. He also found moneychangers sitting there. 14 In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
15 He made a whip from small ropes and threw everyone with their sheep and cattle out of the temple courtyard. He dumped the moneychangers' coins and knocked 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 He told those who sold pigeons, "Pick up this stuff, and get it 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 Scripture said, "Devotion for your house will consume me." 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."
18 The Jews reacted by asking Jesus, "What miracle can you show us to justify what you're doing?" 18 Then the Jews demanded of him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"
19 Jesus replied, "Tear down this temple, and I'll rebuild it in three days." 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
20 The Jews said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple. Do you really think 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 the temple Jesus spoke about was his own body. 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
22 After he came back to life, his disciples remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scripture and this statement that Jesus had made. 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 at the Passover festival, many people believed in him because they saw the miracles that 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 Jesus, however, was wary of these believers. He understood people 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men.
25 and didn't need anyone to tell him about human nature. He knew what people were really like. 25 He did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.