2The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,G2532G5154G2250G1096G1062G1722G2580G1056G2532G3384G2424G2258G1563 2and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration.G1161G2532G2424G2564G2532G846G3101G1519G1062 3The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus' mother told him, "They have no more wine."G2532G5302G3631G3384G2424G3004G4314G846G2192G3756G3631 4"Dear woman, that's not our problem," Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."G2424G3004G846G1135G5101G1698G2532G4671G3450G5610G2240G3768G2240 5But his mother told the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."G846G3384G3004G1249G3748G302G3004G5213G4160 6Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons.G1161G2258G2749G1563G1803G5201G3035G2596G2512G2453G5562G1417G2228G5140G3355G303 7Jesus told the servants, "Fill the jars with water." When the jars had been filled,G2424G3004G846G1072G5201G5204G2532G1072G846G1072G2193G507 8he said, "Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies." So the servants followed his instructions.G2532G3004G846G501G3568G2532G5342G755G2532G5342 9When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over.G1161G5613G755G1089G5204G1096G3631G2532G1492G3756G4159G2076G1161G1249G3588G501G5204G1492G755G5455G3566 10"A host always serves the best wine first," he said. "Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!"G2532G3004G846G3956G444G4412G5087G2570G3631G2532G3752G3184G5119G1640G4771G5083G2570G3631G2193G737 11This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.G5026G746G4592G4160G2424G1722G2580G1056G2532G5319G846G1391G2532G846G3101G4100G1519G846 12After the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples.G3326G5124G2597G1519G2584G846G2532G846G3384G2532G846G80G2532G846G3101G2532G3306G1563G3756G4183G2250 13It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem.G2532G2453G3957G2258G1451G2532G2424G305G1519G2414 14In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money.G2532G2147G1722G2411G4453G1016G2532G4263G2532G4058G2532G2773G2521 15Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers' coins over the floor, and turned over their tables.G2532G4160G5416G1537G4979G1544G3956G1537G2411G5037G4263G2532G1016G2532G1632G2855G2772G2532G390G5132 16Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, "Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father's house into a marketplace!"G2532G2036G4453G4058G142G5023G1782G4160G3361G3450G3962G3624G3624G1712 17Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: "Passion for God's house will consume me."G1161G846G3101G3415G3754G2076G1125G2205G4675G3624G2719G3165G2719 18But the Jewish leaders demanded, "What are you doing? If God gave you authority to do this, show us a miraculous sign to prove it."G3767G611G2453G2532G2036G846G5101G4592G1166G2254G3754G4160G5023 19"All right," Jesus replied. "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."G2424G611G2532G2036G846G3089G5126G3485G2532G1722G5140G2250G1453G846G1453 20"What!" they exclaimed. "It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?"G3767G2036G2453G5062G2532G1803G2094G3618G3778G3485G3618G2532G1453G4771G1453G846G1453G1722G5140G2250 21But when Jesus said "this temple," he meant his own body.G1161G1565G3004G4012G3485G846G4983 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this, and they believed both the Scriptures and what Jesus had said.G3753G3767G1453G1537G3498G846G3101G3415G3754G3004G5124G846G2532G4100G1124G2532G3056G3739G2424G2036 23Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him.G1161G5613G2258G1722G2414G1722G3957G1722G1859G4183G4100G1519G846G3686G2334G846G4592G3739G4160 24But Jesus didn't trust them, because he knew human nature.G1161G2424G846G4100G3756G4100G1438G846G1223G846G1097G3956 25No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like.G2532G3754G5532G2192G3756G2443G5100G3140G4012G444G1063G846G1097G5101G2258G1722G444
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