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John 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Wedding at Cana

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:1 - On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:2 - Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:3 - When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:4 - And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:5 - His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:6 - Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:7 - Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:8 - And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:9 - When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:10 - and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:11 - This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:12 - After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers[fn] and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

(Mat 21:12–17; Mar 11:15–19; Luk 19:45–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:13 - The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:14 - In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:15 - And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:16 - And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:17 - His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:18 - So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:19 - Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:20 - The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,[fn] and will you raise it up in three days?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:21 - But he was speaking about the temple of his body.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:22 - When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Jesus Knows What Is in Man

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:23 - Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:24 - But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:25 - and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.
ESV Footnotes
Greek two or three measures (metrětas); a metrětěs was about 10 gallons or 35 liters
Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
Or This temple was built forty-six years ago

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