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John 2

Turning Water into Wine

1 And on the third day [a] wedding came to pass in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 And both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And having lack of wine the mother of Jesus says to him: They do not have wine. 4 And Jesus says to her: What [concern is that] to me and to you, lady?1 My hour has not yet come. 5 His mother says to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do.

6 Now six stone water jars were standing there according to the purification rites of the Jews, each holding two or three measures2. 7 Jesus says to them: Fill the water jars with water. And they filled them until full. 8 And he says to them: Now draw [some] and be bringing [it] to the headwaiter. So they brought [it]. 9 Now as the headwaiter tasted the water that has become wine, and did not know from where it is, but the servants knew, those who have drawn the water, the headwaiter calls the bridegroom 10 and says to him: Every man first puts [out] the good wine, and when they are drunk [puts out] the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now. 11 This beginning of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

Cleansing the Temple

12 After these [things] he went down into Capernaum, he and his mother and [his] brothers and his disciples, and there they stayed not many days. 13 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up into Jerusalem.

14 And he found in the temple [those] selling oxen and sheep and doves, and money changers sitting. 15 And having made [a] whip out of small ropes he threw all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen, and he poured out the money of the money changers and overturned the tables 16 and to those selling the doves he said: Take these from here. Be not making the house of my father [a] house of merchandise3. 17 His disciples remembered that it is written4,

The zeal [of your] house will consume me.

18 So the Jews answered and said to him: What sign do you show us, because you do these [things]? 19 Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it. 20 So the Jews said: This temple was built in forty-six years, and you will raise it in three days? 21 But he said this concerning the temple of his body. 22 So when he was raised out of [the] dead, his disciples remembered that he was saying this, and they believed the scriptures and the word that Jesus said.

Jesus at the Passover Feast

23 But when he was in Jerusalem in the Passover, in the festival, many believed in his name, seeing his signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus himself was not believing himself [safe] with them because he was knowing everything, 25 and because he was not having need that anyone witness concerning man, for he himself was knowing what was in man.

1GYNE "GOO-nay" (γυνη) literally "Woman," which was a respectful form of address.

2measure = 9 or 10 gallons

3Greek: EMPORION (εμπoριoν), from which we get `Emporium'