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John 2 NCV/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 followers were also invited to the wedding. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When all the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4 Jesus answered, "Dear woman, why 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 said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you to do." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 In that place there were six stone water jars that the Jews used in their washing ceremony. Each jar held about twenty or 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 the jars with water." So they filled the jars 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 out and give it to the master of the feast." So they took the water to the master. 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
9 When he tasted it, the water had become wine. He did not know where the wine came from, but the servants who had brought the water knew. The master of the wedding 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, "People always serve the best wine first. Later, after the guests have been drinking awhile, they serve the cheaper wine. But you have saved the best 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 So in Cana of Galilee Jesus did his first miracle. There he showed his glory, and his followers 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 went to the town of Capernaum with his mother, brothers, and followers. They stayed there for just 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 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover Feast, Jesus went to Jerusalem. 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 In the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves. He saw others sitting at tables, exchanging different kinds of money. 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 out of cords and forced all of them, both the sheep and cattle, to leave the Temple. He turned over the tables and scattered the money of those who were exchanging it. 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 he said to those who were selling pigeons, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a place for buying and selling!" 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 When this happened, the followers remembered what was written in the Scriptures: "My strong love for your Temple completely controls me." 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."
18 The Jews said to Jesus, "Show us a miracle to prove you have the right to 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 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will build it again in three days." 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
20 The Jews answered, "It took forty-six years to build this Temple! Do you really believe you can build it again 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 meant was his own body. 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
22 After Jesus was raised from the dead, his followers remembered that Jesus had said this. Then they believed the Scripture and the words 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 When Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover Feast, many people believed in him because they saw the miracles 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 trust himself to them because he knew them all. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men.
25 He did not need anyone to tell him about people, because he knew what was in people's minds. 25 He did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.