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John 2

BBE 1 On the third day two people were going to be married at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there: NIV 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, BBE 2 And Jesus with his disciples came as guests. NIV 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. BBE 3 When they had not enough wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine. NIV 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." BBE 4 Jesus said to her, Woman, this is not your business; my time is still to come. NIV 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come." BBE 5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever he says to you, do it. NIV 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." BBE 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. NIV 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. BBE 7 Jesus said to the servants, Make the pots full of water. And they made them full to the top. NIV 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim. BBE 8 Then he said to them, Now take some, and give it to the master of the feast. So they took it to him. NIV 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so, BBE 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, NIV 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 BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 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. NIV 12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days. BBE 13 The time of the Passover of the Jews was near and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. NIV 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. BBE 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: NIV 14 In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. BBE 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; NIV 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. BBE 16 And to those who were trading in doves he said, Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a market. NIV 16 To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!" BBE 17 And it came to the minds of the disciples that the Writings say, I am on fire with passion for your house. NIV 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me." BBE 18 Then the Jews put this question to him: What sign of authority have you to give us, seeing that you do these things? NIV 18 Then the Jews demanded of him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?" BBE 19 And Jesus said to them, Send destruction on this Temple and I will put it up again in three days. NIV 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days." BBE 20 The Jews said, The building of this Temple took forty-six years; and you will put it up in three days! NIV 20 The Jews replied, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?" BBE 21 But his words were about that holy building which was his body. NIV 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 24 But Jesus did not have faith in them, because he had knowledge of them all. NIV 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. BBE 25 He had no need for any witness about man; for he himself had knowledge of what was in man. NIV 25 He did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.