1. Three days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there.

2. Jesus was also invited to the wedding with his disciples.

3. When all the wine provided for the celebration had been served and they had run out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."

4. Jesus replied, "Woman, your thoughts are not mine! My hour has not yet come."

5. However his mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."

6. Nearby were six stone water jars meant for the ritual washing as practiced by the Jews; each jar could hold twenty or thirty gallons.

7. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them to the brim.

8. Then Jesus said, "Now draw some out and take it to the steward." So they did.

9. The steward tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing from where it had come; for only the servants who had drawn the water knew. So, he called the bridegroom

10. to tell him, "Everyone serves the best wine first and when people have drunk enough, he serves that which is ordinary. Instead you have kept the best wine until the end."

11. This miraculous sign was the first, and Jesus performed it at Cana in Galilee. In this way he let his Glory appear and his disciples believed in him.

12. After this, Jesus went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers and his disciples; and they stayed there for a few days.

13. As the Passover of the Jews was at hand, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14. In the Temple court he found merchants selling oxen, sheep and doves, and money-changers seated at their tables.

15. Making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the Temple court, together with the oxen and sheep. He knocked over the tables of the money-changers, scattering the coins,

16. and ordered the people selling doves, "Take all this away and stop turning my Father's house into a marketplace!"

17. His disciples recalled the words of Scripture: Zeal for your House devours me as a fire.

18. The Jews then questioned Jesus, "Where are the miraculous signs which give you the right to do this?"

19. And Jesus said, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up."

20. The Jews then replied, "The building of this temple has already taken forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?"

21. Actually, Jesus was referring to the temple of his body.

22. Only when he had risen from the dead did his disciples remember these words; then they believed both the Scripture and the words Jesus had spoken.

23. Jesus stayed in Jerusalem during the Passover Festival and many believed in his Name when they saw the miraculous signs he performed.

24. But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all of them.

25. He had no need of evidence about anyone for he himself knew what there was in each one.



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