The First Sign: Turning Water into Wine
1On the third day a wedding took place in Cana2:1 Jn 2:11; 4:46; 21:2 of Galilee.2:1 Mt 17:22 Jesus’s mother2:1 Mt 1:16 was there,
2and Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well.
3When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”
5“Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.
7 “Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim.
8Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.”2:8 Lit ruler of the table And they did.
9When the headwaiter tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from — though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom
10and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people are drunk, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.”
12After this, he went down to Capernaum,2:12 Lk 10:15 together with his mother, his brothers,2:12 Mt 12:46–50; Mk 3:31–35; 6:3; Lk 8:19–21; Ac 1:14 and his disciples, and they stayed there only a few days.
Cleansing the Temple
14In the temple2:14–17 Mt 21:12–13; Mk 11:15–17; Lk 19:45–46 he found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and he also found the money changers sitting there.
15After making a whip out of cords,2:15 Ac 27:32 he drove everyone out of the temple with their sheep2:15 Mt 7:15 and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables.
18So the Jews replied to him, “What sign will you show us for doing these things?”
21But he was speaking about the temple of his body.2:21 Mt 26:26; 27:52,58; Mk 14:22; 15:43; Lk 12:4; 22:19; 23:52,55; Jn 19:31,38,40; 20:12; 1Co 10:16; 11:23–26; Heb 10:5,10; 1Pt 2:24
23While he was in Jerusalem2:23 Mt 23:37 during the Passover Festival,2:23 Jn 5:1 many believed in his name2:23 Jn 10:25; 1Jn 3:23 when they saw the signs he was doing.
24Jesus, however, would not entrust himself to them, since he knew them all
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