Water Turned to Wine
1On the third day there was a #(Heb. 13:4)wedding in #John 4:46Cana of Galilee, and the #John 19:25mother of Jesus was there. 2Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
4Jesus said to her, #John 19:26“Woman, #2 Sam. 16:10what does your concern have to do with Me? #John 7:6830John 8:20My hour has not yet come.”
5His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.
6Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, #Matt. 15:2(Mark 7:3Luke 11:39)John 3:25according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 9When the master of the feast had tasted #John 4:46the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
11This #John 4:54beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, #(John 1:14)and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
12After this He went down to #Matt. 4:13John 4:46Capernaum, He, His mother, #Matt. 12:46|NoBook| 13:55His brothers, and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
13#Ex. 12:14Deut. 16:1–6John 5:1John 6:4John 11:55Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14#Mal. 3:1Matt. 21:12Mark 11:1517Luke 19:45And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 15When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make #Luke 2:49My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” 17Then His disciples remembered that it was written, #Ps. 69:9“Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
18So the Jews answered and said to Him, #Matt. 12:38John 6:30“What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”
19Jesus answered and said to them, #Matt. 26:61|NoBook| 27:40(Mark 14:58|NoBook| 15:29)Luke 24:46Acts 6:14Acts 10:401 Cor. 15:4“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
20Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
21But He was speaking #(1 Cor. 3:16|NoBook| 6:192 Cor. 6:16Col. 2:9Heb. 8:2)of the temple of His body. 22Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, #Luke 24:8John 2:17John 12:16John 14:26His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
The Discerner of Hearts
23Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the #(John 5:36Acts 2:22)signs which He did. 24But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He #Matt. 9:4John 16:30Rev. 2:23knew all men, 25and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for #1 Sam. 16:71 Chr. 28:9Matt. 9:4(Mark 2:8)John 6:64John 16:30Acts 1:24Rev. 2:23He knew what was in man.
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