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John 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The First Sign: Turning Water into Wine

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On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and

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Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well.

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When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”

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“What does that have to do with you and me,[fn] woman? ” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.”

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“Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.

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Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained twenty or thirty gallons.[fn]

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“Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim.

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Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.”[fn] And they did.

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When 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

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and 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.”

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Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

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After this, he went down to Capernaum, together with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they stayed there only a few days.

Cleansing the Temple

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The Jewish Passover was near, and so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

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In the temple he found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and he also found the money changers sitting there.

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After making a whip out of cords, he drove everyone out of the temple with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables.

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He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace! ”[fn]

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And his disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for your house will consume me.

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So the Jews replied to him, “What sign will you show us for doing these things? ”

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Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple,[fn] and I will raise it up in three days.”

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Therefore the Jews said, “This temple took forty-six years to build,[fn] and will you raise it up in three days? ”

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But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

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So when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the statement Jesus had made.

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While he was in Jerusalem during the Passover Festival, many believed in his name when they saw the signs he was doing.

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Jesus, however, would not entrust himself to them, since he knew them all

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and because he did not need anyone to testify about man; for he himself knew what was in man.

CSB Footnotes
Or “You and I see things differently ; lit “What to me and to you ; Mt 8:29; Mk 1:24; 5:7; Lk 8:28
Lit two or three measures
Lit ruler of the table
Lit a house of business
Or sanctuary, also in vv. 20,21
Or was built forty-six years ago
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