THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN
1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of
Jesus was there.
2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
3 When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have
4 (And) Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern
affect me? My hour has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servers,
"Do whatever he tells you."
6 Now there were six stone water jars
there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to
8 Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the
headwaiter." So they took it.
9 And when the headwaiter tasted the
water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the
servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom
and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people
have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until
11 Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in
Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
After this, he and his mother, (his) brothers, and his disciples went down to
Capernaum and stayed there only a few days.
13 Since the Passover of the
Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 He found in the temple area
those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated
15 He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple
area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and
overturned their tables,
16 and to those who sold doves he said, "Take
these out of here, and stop making my Father's house a marketplace."
His disciples recalled the words of scripture, "Zeal for your house will
18 At this the Jews answered and said to him, "What
sign can you show us for doing this?"
19 Jesus answered and said to
them, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up."
The Jews said, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six
years, and you will raise it up in three days?"
21 But he was speaking
about the temple of his body.
22 Therefore, when he was raised from the
dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe
the scripture and the word Jesus had spoken.
23 While he was in Jerusalem
for the feast of Passover, many began to believe in his name when they saw the
signs he was doing.
24 But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he
knew them all,
25 and did not need anyone to testify about human nature. He
himself understood it well.