After the two days He departed, and went into Galilee;
though Jesus Himself declared that a Prophet has no honour in his own country.
When however He reached Galilee, the Galilaeans welcomed Him eagerly, having been eye-witnesses of all that He had done in Jerusalem at the Festival; for they also had been to the Festival.
So He came once more to Cana in Galilee, where He had made the water into wine. Now there was a certain officer of the King's court whose son was ill at Capernaum.
Having heard that Jesus had come from Judaea to Galilee, he came to Him and begged Him to go down and cure his son; for he was at the point of death.
"Unless you and others see miracles and marvels," said Jesus, "nothing will induce you to believe."
"Sir," pleaded the officer, "come down before my child dies."
"You may return home," replied Jesus; "your son has recovered." He believed the words of Jesus, and started back home;
and he was already on his way down when his servants met him and told him that his son was alive and well.
So he inquired of them at what hour he had shown improvement. "Yesterday, about seven o'clock," they replied, "the fever left him."
Then the father recollected that that was the time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son has recovered," and he and his whole household became believers.
This is the second miracle that Jesus performed, after coming from Judaea into Galilee.